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"Han forklarede historien."

Translation:He explained the story.

December 7, 2014



How is 'story' and 'history' different in Danish?


I reported "history" as being acceptable. It seems like this could also mean something like "He explained the history (of the castle)." If someone has a more accurate translation of that, please let me know.


I believe you are correct;

Historien can be "The history" (i.e. through time) and it can be "The story" (i.e. someone's recount of events or possible a fictitious tale).

In this case you couldn't tell which is meant from the Danish "Han forklarede historien".

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