"What do you have in your pockets?"

Translation:Vad har du i fickorna?

January 6, 2015

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Exochroma

The One Ring?

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Maximilian794825

No if it would be the One Ring the sentence would be What has it got in its poketsessssssss

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/biodude

Where's the 'your' in this sentence? Is it implied?

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

As Lundgren8 said in the comment just above yours, Swedish often prefers the definite form where English uses the possessive. Read more https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6014446

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MaestroAtticus

a sneaky little hobbit must be the author of that

July 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zamfir160900

So this sentence can technically be translated to "What do you have in the pockets?", right?

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Technically, yes. :)

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aebleskiver59

Why isn't it fickor? Isn't fickorna "the pockets?"

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Possessives are inherently definite.

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tigu_cz

Is "Vad har du i dina fickorna?" also correct?

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

No. Firstly you can’t use the definite form after a possessor (dina). Secondly, Swedish often prefers the definite form where English uses the possessive. Read more here.

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/garth188776

What about "Vad har du i dina fickor"? Duo marked it right but reading the comments, I'm getting that while it might be technically correct, it's not how people commonly speak?

July 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lauriegirl2

Could you please provide a different link to this information? I study on an android tablet. Thanks a million!

September 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

A bit late, but here you go: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/6014446

December 9, 2018
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