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"Hvorfor har jeg et lysende barn?"

Translation:Why do I have a glowing child?

January 17, 2015

42 Comments


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

You might want to see a doctor.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mingan8

Although it should be The Doctor. Doctor Who is the name of the series, not the character.


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

You must be fun at parties


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

You missed the joke. He wasn't asking if it was The Doctor, he was asking which doctor while alluding to the show.


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

I think the title came from a scene in an early episode where someone addressed The Doctor as Dr. “some last name” and he replied “Dr. who?”.


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

That is the most negative comment rating I have ever seen on Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kefir87

Chernobyl, that's why.


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

I typed 'glowing child' into google and then...

...indeed, why?


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

I assume Joseph is the one asking.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epac-mcl

Why not ".....bright child". ? This would be the normal expression


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

I don't think the idiom translates to Danish that way. This appears to be meant in a strictly literal sense, with the stem being 'lys', as in 'light', giving us 'glowing'. To say you have an idiomatically 'bright' child would be more along the lines of' 'et klog (clever) barn'.


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

In that case, I would say, Why indeed? Does Denmark have nuclear power plants?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Euhan1

No, for environmental reasons Denmark eschews nuclear power (in favor of coal power...).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/22decembre

No they don't have ! But it's no big deal, nuclear does not make things glowing :D !


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

but it should! it's a waste of perfectly good nuclei.


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

Regarding cancer, the amount of burned trash and coal more than makes up for the risk of an NPP meltdown.

Should try investing in an ITER-style one.


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

Sweden used to have one at Barsebäck, just on the other side of Øresund from Copenhagen.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geometry667721

No. They do have lots of wind power plants whose tops glow in the dark, but they aren't known to make kids glow :-)


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

Denmark does have a nuclear facility with 3 research reactors at Risø, near Rosklide.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epac-mcl

Synryo. Nevertheless, in English, something that glows is bright.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/glowing.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/bright


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Euhan1

"Lysende" can indeed mean brilliant in Danish. Just watch any "Olsenbanden" film!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Euhan1

That is in the sense of clever to be totally clear.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harry456443

Why is the translation "Why do I have a shining child" wrong...?


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

At least you can save on electricity.


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

A question that all parents have to ask themselves at some point.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/22decembre

hahahhahahahahahaa


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

It's probably the wine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Hara

I can't translate "barn" as "baby"? Is that always either "baby" or "spædbarn"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/johnf265788

Again marked wrong due to the obsession with the unnecessary word 'got'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patsy536249

Maybe she or he got into Moms makeup??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tim230900

Any other people in the UK remember the 1980s ReadyBrek advert?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patty13647

Could we please have more sentences that we can actually use?


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

Is this 'glowing man' meme reference?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NewHarry2021

Must be one of the Simpsons.

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