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"Kaffekopperne er badeværelset."

Translation:The coffee cups are in the bathroom.

May 5, 2015

11 Comments


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

And the shower gel is in the kitchen.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Acha16

Why is it på and not i in this context?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hashbrown314

From what I understand, 'in' is translated as《på》when used in the context of being inside a building or room. Also, when saying "What's that in Danish?," you'd say, "Hvad er det på dansk." And anyone feel free to correct me as I am not a native speaker


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

Not quite. You are in the kitchen or bedroom... (i køkkenet/ soveværelset...) but "på badeværelset" on the bathroom. The bathroom is the exeption! If you are describing the action of going to the bathroom (as a physical location): "jeg går på badeværelset" or "jeg går ud på badeværelset" but going into another room, it would be "ind i". If shouting from the bathroom, it could be either "jeg er herude" or "jeg er herinde" - but the "correct" option is a matter of personal opinion. Leaving the bathroom, it is "ud af badeværelset".

Other uses of "på" (such as "hvad hedder der på dansk") are not really comparable to the use of prepositions in the pure physical sense.


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

Exactly my thought.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blkx-Darkreaper

Odd place for them


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ste2249329

Not if you're my roommate...


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

Once i saw a tiny flat, where entrance, kitchen , toilet and shower were all in one. In big towns, where the rent for flats is realy expensive, many students and other "simple people" are living in such small spaces. Then, when you wash dishes, your cups are actually drying up in the bathroom.. :)


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

Thats what I thought too but why there??

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