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"They are both tired."

Translation:De er begge trætte.

April 21, 2015



Why can you not use både in this case?


Både goes before lists ("Jeg kan lide både æg og ost" = "I like both eggs and cheese") but "begge" just refers to two things that have already been mentioned. For example:
A: Kan du lide æg eller ost? (Do you like eggs or cheese?)
B: Jeg kan lide dem begge (I like both of them)

N.B. Både isn't restricted to just two things, whereas "begge" is


I see to recall most Danes would say this as "De begge to er trætte". Can anyone verify?

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