"Kan den gamle kniv skære?"

Translation:Can that old knife cut?

March 28, 2015

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what is the difference between gamle and gammel

March 28, 2015

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"Gamle" is when it is plural, or when the words "den/det" come before it.

March 28, 2015

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thanks!

March 29, 2015

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A knife doesn't cut by itself, does it? Wouldn't it rather cut, so "does the old knife cut"?

June 30, 2015

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In idiomatic British English, you'd be more likely to ask 'Can that old knife cut?' if you had a specific task in mind. You'd probably use 'Does the old knife cut?' if you had a choice of knives, I suppose, or as a shorthand for 'Does the old knife still cut?'

November 30, 2016

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Is there any difference in Danish between "the old knife" and "that old knife"? As far as I can tell they would both be "den gamle kniv".

February 3, 2019
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