"Luke er bare kallenavnet hans."

Translation:Luke is only his nickname.

June 2, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erven.R

Luke's real name is Andrew.


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

How would one say "Luke is his only nickname"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

"Luke er det eneste kallenavnet hans".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hn2C10

when i clicked on luke it showed window haha


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

I did the same and thought that is what was correct. We have many odd nicknames here I know one person whose nickname is Dirt and another called Honka, window didn’t seem that strange to me!


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

Han heter egentlig 'Anakin Skywalker Jr.' Hunden ble kalt 'Luke'.


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

Why "hans" and not "sitt" here? I know this is probably a dumb question but dont we have to use "si/sitt/sin/sine" if referring to something belonging to the person originally mentioned?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bruce-CallMeSoda

Not a dumb question at all! Technically we have not already mentioned anyone, we have only mentioned a nickname, "Luke". The nickname does not belong to Luke, the nickname is "Luke". On the other hand, if we said something like "Lukas does not like his nickname", we would say "Lukas liker ikke kallenavnet sitt". In this case, Lukas does refer to a person. In the original sentence, Luke does not refer to a person, it refers to a nickname.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Greg392707

This question is broken. I type norwegian answer and it says Ivtyped in English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HannahGrac394652

What is it a nickname for?


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

Could be a nickname for Lucas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bruce-CallMeSoda

Nancy.

But seriously... it's not necessarily a nickname for anything in particular. A nickname is just something you are called that is not your real name. Some nicknames are fairly standard, such as "Bob" for "Robert", or "Peggy" for "Margaret". On the other hand, I have a friend whose name is "Richard", but his nickname is "Gus". Everyone calls him "Gus". Go figure.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marshall573704

I had the same problem.

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