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"Vi svømmer langs kysterne."

Translation:We are swimming along the coasts.

December 9, 2014

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PollyGlott

en kyst = a coast, kysten = the coast, kyster = coasts, kysterne = the coasts Or do you wonder why anyone would swim along more than one coast? They're probably ultra-endurance swimmers ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaquesCroi

They are baywatchers on a tour


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skarsie

Usually people swim along one coast at a time, so, it just sounds odd to say the coasts.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/as2907

Maybe you and I are swimming along two different coasts?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orif88

The y in kysterne sounds more like an ø to me. Is it really the case?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hestvang

Even if a person swims a long way they are still only swimming down the coast there are not multiple coasts, it is one long land / sea boundary.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidLamb53073

It could be plural. Imagine two really keen long-distance swimmers saying, "We visit many countries every year. During our visits, we sim along the coasts." Rather contrived, I know, but possible.

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