"He eats the bread and the apple."

Translation:Han spiser brødet og æblet.

May 4, 2015

32 Comments


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

I started danish and swedish at the same time and keep confusing words between the two. Thought it would be easier

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karline951958

Denmark, sweden and norway was one country. So the language look a lot like the same. But Danish and Norwegian is closest to each other.

September 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joshua1D

Same problem here!

September 3, 2016

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

I'm just getting used to Danish pronunciation but I do have one question: is the -en/-et suffixes pronounced as in Swedish or not as in Norwegian? Tak!

August 8, 2015

[deactivated user]

    It is not pronounced, just as in Norwegian in most of the cases, I believe, as far I'm seeing things, but, for instance, we can see just up ahead, I believe in the "DEFINITE" skill, that the word "kød"(meat) in the definite form we do pronounce the "t" rather than the so amazing and eccentric "d" pronunciation of the wonderful language, becoming, therefore, somewhat "kø-t" the pronunciation, if you pay really close attention to how they pronounce it - but, for the most part, again, that I've been seeing, actually all of the rest besides this eample I just showed follwing the eccentric pronunciation of the letter "d", such as in "brød" as well, for instance, taking the word "salt" as an example we do not pronounce the "t" such as in Swedish, from as far as I've been hearing from folks such as you and others who do know some about the language, but as in Norwegian pronouncing only the "e" becoming something like "salte". Hope I've been able to be of some help! Great learning! Farvel!

    January 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karline951958

    We do not have a system when it comes to En /Et.
    It´s just a thing we know.

    September 25, 2016

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

    no no I was referring to its pronunciation

    September 27, 2016

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

    Danish and Swedish are sooooooooooo similar

    November 3, 2015

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

    Yep!

    da: Han spiser brødet og æblet.
    sv: Han äter äpplet och brödet.
    no: Han spiser brødet og eplet.
    is: Hann borðar brauðið og eplið.

    All of the Nordic languages are really similar.

    [2019/05/09]

    May 9, 2019

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

    Why does it end in -et and not -en this time?

    February 5, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Indra927477

    Because this is a t-word. My English is not so good to explain you the rules in a proper way but there are 2 types of substantives in Danish: the one with "en" and the others with "et". Like "en bil" and "et hus". Both mean "a" in English. N-words are like mixed feminin and masculine gendre,t-words are neutrum. About 75% are the n-substantives. The bad news are that there is no strict rule which words go with "en" and which ones with "et". You just have to learn it. Oh,and the ending -en or -et is like "the" in English. I hope you understood me... ;-)

    March 14, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karline951958

    There is not a system, when it comes to en/et. We danish people just know when it is en/et. .

    September 25, 2016

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

    sigh, dunno why thats so discouraging, now i understand people who try to learn one of my languages, german

    January 21, 2018

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

    In swedish we have a rule of thumb that is connected to the substantive in neutrum singular defined form. For example "Hus" (house) translates to "Huset" (the house), ends with "et" and therefore we say "Ett hus" (a house) in swedish. "Bil" -> "Bilen", ends with "en", therefore "En bil" = Car -> The car -> A car

    Not sure, but it seames to me that Danish works the same way in this regard. Please confirm someone.

    November 22, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/celina.language

    Confirmed

    September 15, 2018

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

    This was the first very difficult one. Man, oh, man, I am in for a learning of a lifetime.

    May 4, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      Held og lykke med at lære dansk!

      May 4, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karline951958

      Danish is one of the hardest languages to learn.

      September 25, 2016

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

      I think it´s easier than English, the pronunciation, too...

      October 3, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arabella210259

      I've never really thought of English as a hard language, no case systems, nouns don't have genders, pretty standard word order in sentences, pretty regular conjugation etc

      June 3, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MohammedTu9
      July 12, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mradul706829

      Friends,

      Translated the above sentence as "han spiser brødet og et æble." Not sure saying "æblet' different from "et æble". Please help me with correction.

      September 3, 2017

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

      It's simple!

      et æble = an apple
      æblet = the apple

      If a word takes en, add -en to the end to change it from "a(n)" to "the". If it takes et, add -et.

      [2019/05/09]

      May 9, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joseph906267

      What is the "T" at the end of words ? Exemple: aebleT. Thanks

      February 26, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        Goddag, Joseph. That is to mark the definite form - meaning: "the apple". Furthermore, because the word "æble" already ends with the vowel "e" so it takes only "t" to show that whoever is saying is specifying which apple it is(known grammatically as "the definite form") - this, what I've just said is explained by the the great danish team in more details in the notes from the skill called "DEFINITES" right bellow the skill "FOODS" and right next to "PLURALS" just right bellow ahead, there you'll find:

        "If the noun already ends with -e most often only -n (for common) or -t (for neuter) is appended:

        et æble (an apple, neuter gender) becomes æblet (the apple)."

        January 12, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patsy536249

        How do I show attention to accents?

        May 27, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaZeR2248

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        May 3, 2019

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

        Han spiser brød og æble. Why is it a wrong answer?

        July 16, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yari555

        You forgot the article: "the" bread and "the" apple. In Danish you do that by adding "-et" at the end of each word (brød --> brødet, æble --> æblet)

        August 20, 2019

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

        vielen Dank für gute Erklärung!

        August 21, 2019

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

        Wjy is perfectly translate it

        August 7, 2019

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ivy1239

        So boring

        March 21, 2016
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