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"Havde du smør din bolle?"

Translation:Did you have butter on your bun?

May 17, 2015

17 Comments


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

this one makes me think of mean girls every time


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidDonal4

In the uk a bun is a sweet thing. We would call it a bread roll or a bap.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeilHutchi2

That very much depends on your location in the UK. I grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and bread rolls were 'bread buns'.


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

"Did you've butter on your bun?" doesn't make sense :-/


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

Duolingo sometimes makes automatic contractions and expansions with certain words (mostly with personal pronouns). It's often helpful, so you don't have to enter both "I'm" and "I am" into the answer set, but sometimes makes for awkward sentences.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PushythePirate1

Is a bolle the same as a roll? The translation only says 'bun'. We (US English) would use 'bun' for more of sweet roll type of thing, I think. Like cinnamon buns. Caramel buns. etc.


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

Bolle refers to a bread roll, yes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Markle0

In other exercises Duo accepts both


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

Hamburger buns and hot dog buns are not sweet, are they?


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

Pierre, from what I've heard any type of bread in the US is rather sweet compared to what you get in Europe.


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

Why can't the butter also be in the bun?


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

Like, a butter-stuffed roll? That would say "i sin bolle".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sll-ttt

Can't you say "had you butter on your bun" in english ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeilHutchi2

Yes, that is grammatically correct but more rarely used. Thinking about other examples, I find myself avoiding the simple past most of the time.

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