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"Jeg spørger dig!"

Translation:I am asking you!

January 22, 2015

14 Comments


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

Would "I question you" also be correct? It seems like it should be.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alli13uk

I am also wondering why "I question you" isn't a correct translation. Could a native speaker explain?


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

As a native English speaker I would say that, "I question you" is not wrong, but we would never really say that. "I ask you" is the normal expression.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/William30498

Rubbish: I'm a native English speaker, too, and I put "I am questioning you."


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

This makes me wonder. Since a question is a spørgsmål, isn't that technically a "little question", and could there be a different word for a "big" question?


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

"Et spørgsmål" is simply "A question", and not as you write above. "A Little question" = "Et lille spørgsmål", and "A big question" = "Et stort spørgsmål.


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

I'm sorry, Duo! I'm not Danish. Give me a minute to answer.


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

In the audio the dig is completely missing. (Android)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melissa721739

I just got burned by this too.


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

So, would this be correct:

Jeg behøver spørger dig en spørgsmmål = I need to ask you a question.


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

No. Jeg bliver nød til at stille dig et spørgsmål


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

Does this apply to asking for favors as well? Or just questions?


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

I thought it was rhetorical.


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

Can this also be used in the displeased exclamation ‘I ask you!’ in the context of ‘I don’t believe it!’?

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