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"Klassen elsker et godt skænderi med læreren."

Translation:The class loves a good argument with the teacher.

February 3, 2015

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

Would 'skænderi' be more aptly translated as 'debate'? In English, argument implies a degree of...chaos? Debates imply calm, mannered and well-thought out discussions on various sides of a topic. What are the connotations of this word?

February 3, 2015

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

I'm not a native speaker, but according to Danish Wikipedia, "skænderi" is indeed more like the English "argument"; it implies that it isn't a civil discussion and the people involved are more or less attacking each other, verbally and sometimes physically.

http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sk%C3%A6nderi

February 15, 2015

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

Great, thank you! Considering the unit, debate seemed a more appropriate vocab word, but I suppose politics are rarely civil ;)

February 15, 2015
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