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"Pigen giver risalamande til sit kæledyr."

Translation:The girl gives risalamande to her pet.

February 5, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nimbus77

According to my dictionary pet translates to husdyr, not kæledyr. Kæledyr, it says, translates to stuffed animal. So what gives? Is this regional or something? The dictionary is printed and bought in Denmark.


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

Depends slightly on dialect, but generally pet would be kæledyr, while husdyr simply means domesticated animal.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nimbus77

Thanks I appreciate the help. How would you say stuffed animal though, also kæledyr?


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

In my dialect at least (which is capital area), stuffed animal would be "sovedyr" or "bamse" (teddybear).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nimbus77

Thanks. My parents moved from Hillerød to Sweden -77 and I was born shortly after that. I spoke danish as a child but getting it back takes some work. Lots of things have changed since then, and then you have the different dialects. ^^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elen.f.mia

Why are there two words for rice pudding?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

Is it pronounced "rees-eh-leh-mahng-deh" with the ŋ sound?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xneb
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You can listen to the correct pronunciation here (with Danish phonetic alphabet) here. But it's more "ris-a-la-mang"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moriya88

Whats Risalamande meab? (Or look/ taste like..)

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