"Hva heter skuespilleren?"

Translation:What is the actor called?

May 25, 2015

13 Comments


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

"You know, the one who was in that thing we liked that one time…"

August 22, 2015

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

Hey, it's that guy from the movie where the man died!

December 15, 2015

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

Can it also be actress?

May 25, 2015

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

Skuespiller - Actor, actress

skuespillerinne - actress

May 25, 2015

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

The "-inne" forms sound rather dated to me. I'd say "Hun er skuespiller".

EDIT: I wouldn't be shocked to hear someone say "skuespillerinne", either, but I absolutely think "actress" should be an accepted translation here.

May 25, 2015

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

IMO, to extend the same gender-free courtesy to women as to men, one refers to a female actor as an actor. Either way, this sentence translates to actor.

October 13, 2018

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

[skuespileren] or [skuespilern]? There is a difference in pronunciation of this word in the whole sentence (1st option) and as a single word (2nd option) :)

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Yes, words do tend to sound a little different when we say them quickly in a sentence compared to slowly and separately. Some sounds are swallowed and others flow together. The same thing happens in English.

October 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosBeiro1

What is the actor name? Why is this wrong?

August 31, 2018

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

You can't say 'actor name' in English, it needs to be 'actor's name'

September 1, 2018

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

'What is it called the actress? ' why is wrong?

February 6, 2016

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

That's not grammatical in English; it should be 'What is the actress called?'

February 22, 2016

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

An actress is probably an adult female. If you want to say this your way, it will be: What is she called? The actress! However, that is not the construction indicated in the question.

December 20, 2018
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