"Begge mine sko er lyserøde."
Translation:Both of my shoes are pink.
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I know it means pink, but why can't I do light red? Does Danish not distinguish between light red and pink?
I am wondering how come I wrote a translation as "Both of my shoes are light red" and it is not acceptable.
Lyserød is pretty much treated as a separate colour from red. Kids don't think of lyserød as a variant of rød the same way they think of lyseblå as a variant of blå. Rather, we are taught lyserød as a separate colour, which might be why "light red" isn't an acceptable translation.
hope this helps
Begge is only used when describing two of the same noun, for example "begge ord", whereas både is used for two different nouns, that is to say, både....og.... There can be more than two nouns described, though.
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