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"Ja, det er hende."

Translation:Yes, it is her.

March 28, 2015

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

Is this the colloquial form? As in American English, it sounds ridiculous to say "It is she/he/they/I/we" even though that is technically correct, so we say "It is her/him/them/me/us" Would anybody here say "Ja, det er hun?" If so, who would say it and would it sound weird to a Danish speaker? Also any regional variations in terms of whether people would say det er hende vs det er hun?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mads-elh

When saying "Yes, it is her." in Danish will always be "Ja, det er hende", no regional differences or anything. It's more of a "pointing out" phrase, like pointing out the specific person, the "her".

Speaker 1: "Er det hende derovre?" ("Is it her over there?") Speaker 2: "Ja, det er hende." ("Yes, it is her")

If you say "Ja, det er hun", you are implying that she "is something" like possessing a specific quality. For example:

Speaker 1: "Hun er glad" ("she is happy") Speaker 2: "Ja, det er hun" ("Yes, she is" but literally "yes, that is she". An alternative translation in Danish would be "Ja, hun er" which is literally "Yes, she is")

I hope I didn't unnecessarily confuse you even more! :) my phone does not want to do the line separation properly, sorry


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

I can't speak for calprofmom, but that makes sense to me. The example ‘Ja, det er hun.’ seems to match English ‘Yes, that she is.’ too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aiden850943

Hahaha, i got "is it you?" And then this one straight after


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Njord15

Using 'that' instead of 'it' is counted as wrong. Why?


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

I'm having an error here, i'm typing in danish but when i submit the answer its saying i've typed in english and not danish and won't let me finish :(


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

Got the same problem so I clicked on Can't Hear Now and then I clicked on the flag to report it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Talaith1

Listened to the slow version several times, clearly says heM, not hende, but marked wrong


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

I just listened to both slow versions and I can't hear it. To me they both say "hende".

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