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"Barnet vil ikke hjælpe sine forældre med at dække bord."

Translation:The child does not want to help his parents with laying the table.

January 5, 2015

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

"The child doesn't want to help his parents with setting the table." should also be accepted

January 5, 2015

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

You should use the report feature if you want to make a suggestion, otherwise the course moderators might not see it.

January 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miaash1

the sentence ought to read Barnet vil ikke hjaelpe sine foraeldre med at daekke bordET!

December 16, 2017

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

"Setting the table" is a fixed phrase, and it doesn't really have much to do with a certain table. "At dække bord" is also a fixed phrase. Bord is kinda part of the verb.

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miaash1

The answer given by Duolingo refers to the table "bord" and not "bordet"!

August 30, 2018

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    "Setting the table" should be an accepted translation of "at dække bord" ("den Tisch decken" in German). The current translation "laying the table" is also in use in Britain, see https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2009/dec/21/modern-manners-laying-christmas-table

    October 19, 2018
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