"Kaffekopperne er badeværelset."

Translation:The coffee cups are in the bathroom.

May 5, 2015

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AndrijAndrusiak

And the shower gel is in the kitchen.

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Acha16

Why is it på and not i in this context?

January 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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

May 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

July 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Acha16

Thanks!

May 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Supermatse

Exactly my thought.

February 24, 2016

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

Odd place for them

October 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ste2249329

Not if you're my roommate...

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ashton_M_02

Weird...

May 17, 2016
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