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"They are my rabbits."

Translation:Det er mine kaniner.

April 13, 2015



How can "det" be referring to a plural subject here?

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    Because you are pointing them out. It's like "Das sind meine Kaninchen" in German.


    It gives two correct answers but actually says De is incorrect???


    It says "give ALL correct translations" so I think that both are correct, so if only one was selected then it would mark it wrong because you needed two. I got it wrong also for that reason.


    Ah, that makes sense, Cheers David.


    whats the difference between min and mine. using min was incorrect in this sentence


    "Min" is used with singular, common gender nouns (n-words). Such as "Min hund" = "My dog"; "Min sko" = "My shoe"
    "Mit" is used with singular, neuter gender nouns (t-words). Such as "mit hus" = "My house"
    "Mine" is used with plural nouns of either gender. Such as "Mine hunde" = "My dogs"; "Mine huse" = "My houses"; "Mine sko" = "My shoes"


    'Det' means 'That', 'Disse' meaning 'These' should be use with plurals, so the sentence starting with 'Det...' is not correct as it implies the singular.


    You're mixing up some things here. :)

    • Denne/dette - this; disse - these. None of these words is asked for in this sentence.
    • Den/det - that; de - those. These would work better.

    Both "Det er mine kaniner" and "De er mine kaniner" can work here. The singular-plural continuity does not need to be fulfilled in Danish when indroducing an object. You can always use det (or dette). A few examples:

    • Det er mit hus. - That is my house. Everything normal so far.
    • Dette er min hund. - This is my dog. Common-gender objects can be introduced with det and dette, too.
    • Det er min søster. - That is my sister. People as well.
    • Det er mine gamle fotoer. - Those are my old pictures. It also works with plural nouns, no problem.


    I thoight rabbits being plural would need mine?


    The preferred translation here is "Det er mine kaniner".

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