"We present you with your food."
Translation:Vi præsenterer dig for din mad.
I came to the comments cause it wasn't making much sense to me either, but I guess these odd structures are part of what make other languages so interesting.
maybe danish "for" here could be more like more archaic english "before", as in when you say: I stand before you.
Does that make sense? It's helping me so I hope it does lol
I am trying to make sense of this sentence, to see how or when I would use it and I'm not sure if I could see a context where this would make sense. I don't really understand the meaning of it in any language. What is duolingo trying to say here? How is this helpful to learn a language, when it actually creates more questions than answers?
I agree with you wholeheartedly! (Gave you a Lingot!) While I'm at it....another thing DL does that is NOT helpful to learning - the woman who speaks in Danish speaks so fast, and drops to a whisper with some words, that it's impossible to learn from what she says without using the 'turtle' audio. Even if that is the way some people speak in Denmark, it is not conducive to learning. (Stepping off my soap box now....)
Yeah, have to agree with you. I thought of it this way: Picture yourself at a really, really fancy restaurant that you're paying megabucks for. The waiter comes out with the entree and says "... Oh, and the waiter is your best friend because he didn't use any formal pronouns to address you. Ok, yes, contrived, but no more so than the original sentence itself. Good luck.
"present (something) to (one). To formally or ceremoniously give or award something to one."
"Vi forærer dig din mad".
Thank you for sharing. I think it would make sense if the subject would be different, i.e. "Vi forærer dig min mad", to build on your example – I am not sure what the intention with the original sentence is but it's definitely not helpful as the sentence doesn't have a clear context or application, at least at this level of language knowledge (no one would use Shakespeare's writtings to start learning English, that was my point above)
Umm....as an aside....I just gave the sentence a down vote because it's a terrible sentence (see up and down arrows just underneath the translation) and noticed that the number went down by one. So, with all the grumbling about the sentence, why have people been giving it up votes? Or, am I using that feature wrong?