"The pen does not work."

Translation:Kuglepennen virker ikke.

January 5, 2015

7 Comments


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Is "Pen" always "kuglepen" in Danish? What about "Fyldepen" and "fjer pen"? These are all "pens".

January 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Marinia
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There are of course always different kinds of pens. However I do believe if you are just talking about a pen regardless of what kind, it's fine to just say kuglepen.

January 5, 2015

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OK. Thanks Marinia. But would it also be fine to say "Pennen virker ikke" ?

January 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Marinia
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I would guess so, yes. However I'm not a native speaker.

January 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jnwulff

You could acording to my dictionary but it sounds strange.

June 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jnwulff

Fyldepen and fjerpen are hardly ever used. Fyldepen is a tool where you add liquid ink to make it write (fountain pen) and fjerpen is just a feather you dip in ink.

June 28, 2015

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Fountain pens are still quite popular among some circles, as the sales figures of Montblanc and Waterman indicate. Nib pens are used primarily by calligraphers and those who make pen and ink drawings, but I have owned a number of those in my life as well. Would it really make sense to call my Waterman a kuglepen, even with no kugle?

May 29, 2018
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