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"De legende børn løber rundt i min lille have."

Translation:The playing children are running around in my little garden.

February 9, 2015



the pronunciation of "have" is odd


As is that of "legende"


Yes, I thought it was interesting in earlier examples that the "g" was pronounced in "legende", but not in "leger" (or in any other variations of to play). Now I'm confused, as this time she didn't pronounce it.


When the "g" is hard and the "d" is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable, then the word means "legend" (I know some sentences pronounce it this way when it's supposed to mean "playing")
When the "g" is soft (and modifies the vowel) with the stress on the first syllable it is the present participle of "at lege"


I'm confused now - is the "g" silent as here, or pronounced, as in other examples of "legende"?


Please see the answer from Xneb. In this sentence "legende" means "playing", and the "g" is soft (which is correct here). If Duolingo has another audio sample where "legende is pronounced with a hard "g" and the meaning is clearly "playing" then the Duolingo audio sample is incorrect.

The last word "have" is still incorrectly pronounced in this Duolingo audio sample. I should have reported this as an error instead of adding a comment...

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Is it possible to say "legende børnene...." ? Or do we have to begin the sentence with "De" ?


If you put a descriptive adjective in front of a definite noun, (in most cases) it forces the noun to split back up into article and indefinite noun.
Bilen er rød. -> den røde bil
To answer your questions: No, and yes. :)

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'Running round' means the same as 'running around'!!


After 6 years - still problems, DUO with the pronunciation of .. have and legende!

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