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"Var bor din bror?"

Translation:Where does your brother live?

February 15, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anglerfish19

shouldn't "where lives your brother?" be correct as well?


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

Not very idiomatic though.


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

The English use of do must drive non English speakers crazy.


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

to be honest, you get used to it after some time


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

I'm using "board" as in "boarding school" / "full board" as my mnemonic


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/enis19

Not sure if it's been asked before, but is 'gor' used for people and 'lever' for animals ? Or is 'gor' about living somewhere and 'lever' about living or being dead? :p


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

bo = to dwell, to reside
leva = to be alive


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

I've definitely gotten "Fiskar lever i vatten" on Duolingo before though, and it translated to "Fish live in water." Should it technically have been "bor"? Are they ever used interchangeably?


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

where does live your brother? not correct????


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

I wonder if 'bor' and 'abode' (Welcome to my humble abode) are related! It's how I'm going to remember this one anyway :D


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

From what I can see, they're not related. But any mnemonic that works is good. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/00harry

i think "where lives your brother?" should be correct too !


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

That is not idiomatic English though.

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