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"I am drinking milk."

Translation:Jeg drikker mælk.

January 2, 2015



I wrote 'jeg er drikker mælk' and got it wrong. I am going to take this to mean that I was supposed to drop the 'am' in the english translation as not needed correct?


Correct, whenever you see an english sentence that starts with- i am drinking, he is riding, they are driving- first translate those sentences into- i drink, he rides, they drive, and then translate that into danish.


Very helpful. Thanks ☺️


While I understand the need to teach us how to drop and translate....It still is confusing when you read it and then have to drop it out as such.


Instead of 'Jeg drikker mælk' I wrote 'jeg drikker mælk' I mean like what the fudge......It says I'm wrong just because I put 'jeg' instead of 'Jeg' does a big letter really matters? >.<''


Are you sure it wasn't something else? Capital/lowercase usually don't determine whether your answer is accepted or not, but if that's the reason, just report it :/


Is it "en mælk" or "et mælk"?


Hi! I'm on mobile, so I can't add in the special letters, but the translation was otherwise correct, is hat alright? Thank you!


If you're on mobile, it should be extra easy for you to put non-English characters. You should find most characters (such as æ, å, ä, ë, ö, ø, ü etc.) if you hold the keys (e.g. hold a for iterations of a like æ) on English keyboard. If you cannot find them, add multiple languages to your keyboard from your input settings.


The woman says "viss". Is that how you pronounce "vi"? And if so, why?


Why not "mælken"?


Because 'mælken' means 'the milk'; here it's just 'milk' so we only write 'mælk'.


Is it a kind of partitive? It's not "I'm drinking THE milk (that specific milk)" but "I'm drinking (some) milk". Is this correct?


Because the sentence is asks you to translate doesnt include the before milk


Big dairy at it again.. is nowhere safe from the deep milker?!


Why they use the same verb "drikker" both for singular and for plural ?


They just do, no need to learn all the conjugation, it's so simple this way :)

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