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"Pigen har ænder."

Translation:The girl has ducks.

December 28, 2014



I wonder what alcohol the duck drinks


Do you think they are contagious?


That awkward moment when you accidentally write the girl has ❤❤❤❤❤


LOL, I did almost the same thing: I accidentally wrote 'The girl has ❤❤❤❤❤'... laughed out loud when I got 'Almost Correct!' for it... :)))


And they read newspapers for fun


i got mixed up between pigen and then for some reason i wrote pigs instead of ducks...


So when a word starts with "a", you change the A to "æ" when making it plural?


No, "and" (duck) just has an irregular plural form. Just remember this for "and". Most other words starting with an "a" will not change.


What's rule that use to add "æ" ?


Tigerman, that's a concept that's known as "umlauting". It's something that's common in Germanic languages. Very roughly, there are some nouns that will change one of their vowels when you pluralise them. Usually 'a' will change to 'æ', 'o' to 'ø', and 'u' to 'y':

  • en mand, to mænd - one man, two men
  • en bog, to bøger - one book, two books
  • en ko, to køer - one cow, two cows

But you can also find umlauting in other grammatical situations, like when you form the comparative of an adjective:

  • lang, længere - long, longer
  • ung, yngre - young, younger

English, which is also a Germanic language, has some remnants of umlauting, like in the words "man" and "woman", which change their 'a' to 'e' in the plural form: "two men", "two women".


I wrote "anden". Does she really say "ander"?


ænden means the ducks right? Can anyone explain?


The four forms are:

  • en and - a duck
  • anden - the duck (singular definite forms always end on -en or -et)
  • ænder - ducks
  • ænderne - the ducks (plural definite forms always end on -ne)
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