"Egernene tænker på mad."

Translation:The squirrels are thinking about food.

May 4, 2015

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Du er en egern.


That would be et egern :)


Do Danes remember the choice of articles, whether they are n-words or t-words?


We do not remember, we just know because we have head it time and time again and if someone says somthing like "en æble" something deep inside our brains just hurt. Some people might not know why "en gule æble" is wrong but no Dane wouldn't notice that it was wrong


Only English speaking people that aren't bilingual would ask this question, no offense. This is like asking if I remember if some thing is der/die/das. Of course I do. I was raised with it. The closest example I can think of for English-speaking people is, would it sound correct to you if someone said "a apple" instead of "an apple"? I should hope not as it sounds wrong to me, and I've been bilingual from birth. It's the same thing.


The english equivalent would be the order of adjectives before a noun. It is almost always in a very specific order, and nobody knows why. Think of a yellow big ball. It sounds wrong, and it should be a big yellow ball.

The difference between a or an does make sense, and it's the same as between pronouncing the like the or like thee. It changes based on whether the first letter of the word is a vowel or not


Yeah, but that something you just learn slowly


There are even languages with three genders like German.


What’s worse is that the articles can be the same in some cases like “dem Apfel”/“dem Buch” (although Apfel is masculine and Buch is neutral), so I wonder it takes longer to find out the gender of a word without looking up a dictionary.


Can't you say "om" instead of "på" here?


No, apparently not. According to the usage rules of tænke, you can only "tænke på" an object, and if you tænker om", a relative clause must follow.


Another wrong pronunciation? Same as with "saksene" and another word I forgot. Stress should be on the first syllable.


Does ' Ice Age' come to mind anyone..?


That is NOT the correct pronunciation of the squirrels.


Well, getting this sentence here after doing some Swedish was a challenge.

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