"Do the pants fit you?"

Translation:Kan du passe bukserne?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SuzannaWaldorff

Ville man ikke på dansk spørge : " Passer bukserne dig ?"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frankenwer
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My question, too. I wrote " Passer buksenevpå dig?? " and was surprised about the answer

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/romaklimenko

If "kan" is "can", why the "do" is here?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carolinejcooper
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I read this literally as "can you fit (in) the pants?" But that is just not the form that would be used in English. English says "The pants fit you", not "You fit in the pants." When talking about clothing in English, the person is the object of the sentence, not the clothing.

3 years ago
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