"Hvorforharjegetlysendebarn?"

Translation:Why do I have a glowing child?

3 years ago

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Deraaf
Deraaf
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You might want to see a doctor.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered
chaered
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Doctor Who?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mingan8
Mingan8
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Although it should be The Doctor. Doctor Who is the name of the series, not the character.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macflopperson

You must be fun at parties

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isaac_Luna_
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You missed the joke. He wasn't asking if it was The Doctor, he was asking which doctor while alluding to the show.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mwyaren
mwyaren
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I typed 'glowing child' into google and then...

...indeed, why?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hertzum

I assume Joseph is the one asking.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kefir87
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Chernobyl, that's why.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/epac-mcl
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Why not ".....bright child". ? This would be the normal expression

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GastonDorren
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In that case, I would say, Why indeed? Does Denmark have nuclear power plants?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Euhan1
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No, for environmental reasons Denmark eschews nuclear power (in favor of coal power...).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/22decembre
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No they don't have ! But it's no big deal, nuclear does not make things glowing :D !

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mwyaren
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but it should! it's a waste of perfectly good nuclei.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skywalker735
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But cancer. -.-

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/epac-mcl
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Synryo. Nevertheless, in English, something that glows is bright.

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

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/bright

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Euhan1
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"Lysende" can indeed mean brilliant in Danish. Just watch any "Olsenbanden" film!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Euhan1
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That is in the sense of clever to be totally clear.

2 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Harry456443

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/finndj
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It's probably the wine.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/btens
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A question that all parents have to ask themselves at some point.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Hara
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I can't translate "barn" as "baby"? Is that always either "baby" or "spædbarn"?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wojo4hitz
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Witchcraft?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/learn1fun1
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1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jekabskark

At least you can save on electricity.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johnf265788

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

1 year ago
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