"They have sent their children abroad."

Translation:De har skickat barnen utomlands.

January 6, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kabes6

Would this be acceptable?

"De har skickat sina barn utomlands."

March 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/heathmar

Does this not read 'they have sent the children abroad'?

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

Yes, Swedish often prefers the definite where English uses a possessive pronoun. Read more here and here.

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

I was surprised to see that "Dom har skickat..." is considered correct. Does this hold throughout the course?

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

Yes, it’s accepted as an alternative. Same goes for mej dej sej.

Edit: I was apparently wrong, I’ve just seen it here and there myself and figured it was accepted.

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

I see :). This is the first time I come across it. A bit odd though that you have to click this option to pass, but never mind.

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Nej så ska det inte vara, jag har fixat det nu. Rapportera gärna meningar där dom är krävt som alternativ vid flervalsfrågor, det är ett fel vi har gjort ibland som är lätt att fixa bara man hittar det.

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

Det är verkligen inget stort problem! Men om jag hittar liknande frågor igen så ska jag rapportera dem.

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Tack! :)

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Sorry if my comment caused confusion, I just meant that dom must not be required in multiple choice questions, i.e. it must never be a 'best' answer. You were totally right that it should always be accepted.

January 21, 2015
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