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  5. "En frakke."

"En frakke."

Translation:A coat.

January 11, 2015


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    So, double K is pronouced almost as a hard G? Like in "ikke"?


    En frakke is the same for coat and jacket, but is sometimes wrong


    Frakke is "coat" (goes past the hips), jakke is "jacket" (shorter).


    I don't know what i shut do with my Lingots ...


    Maybe a useful memory aid... A frock used to be a heavy outer garment worn especially by priests. (There's a derived word still in use... Defrocked to describe a priest who had been removed from the priesthood). I'm pretty sure frock must come from a root like frakke or that they come from the same mutual root.

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