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"The girl was using the knife."

Translation:Pigen brugte kniven.

January 30, 2015

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

I wrote, "Pigen var i færd med at bruge kniven", but was rejected. The correct answer was, "Pigen brugte kniven", but doesn't that translate as, "The girl used the knife." ? These literal and figurative translations seem to be correct or incorrect at random, which makes them unpredictable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElliottPet4

You have a streak lasting six years??? Wow


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

That's why you can flag your answer as "should have been accepted".


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

Thanks, I did just that; but my comment included an open question to other users.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arsen9371

Does Danish never contrast sentences like 'he was fixing the roof" and "he fixed the roof"? Doesn't it lead to missunderstandings sometimes?

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