"Soldaten bliver svigtet af rævene."

Translation:The soldier is being let down by the foxes.

March 9, 2015

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/marvincorea

Do foxes often let down soldiers in Denmark?

July 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rhhpk

Not as much as the bears!

January 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/leoburca

You wouldn't believe it... It happens all the time, man! :(

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/oldestguru

sadly, every single time...

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Euhan1

I told them before: Don't depend on foxes!

March 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Martinsspiegel

I'm not sure what svigtet or let down means.

March 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FyodorPavlovich

Roughly, in the continuum of 'to be disappointed by' and 'betrayed by'. For example, when your father is supposed to pick you up at the airport, but forgets the date, and you have to take a three hour journey home by public transit, he has let you down.

March 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mirifis

Sounds like a memory :)

July 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Veronica1694

so the soldiers in denmark are betrayed by foxes??? is this some kind of fairy tale or just nonsense

December 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/epac-mcl

No, no. It's true, and by other animals too. Haven't you heard the story about Morten Bisp, who was let down by some geese?

December 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/tvindy
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I just had to google that:

"In AD 371 Martin was acclaimed bishop of Tours, where he impressed the city with his demeanour. He had been drawn to Tours by a ruse — he was urged to come to minister to someone sick — and was brought to the church, where he reluctantly allowed himself to be consecrated bishop.[9] According to one version, he was so unwilling to be made bishop that he hid in a barn full of geese, but their cackling at his intrusion gave him away to the crowd; that may account for complaints by a few that his appearance was too disheveled to be commensurate with a bishopric, but the critics were hugely outnumbered."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_of_Tours

October 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MrHookman

Notoriously unreliable, those Danish foxes

May 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnon

o_O

January 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SantiAnnd

Don't trust those treacherous and cunning foxes

June 21, 2019
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