"Pigen laver mad på tv."

Translation:The girl cooks food on TV.

June 2, 2015

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The voice said something that sounded like this: "Pigen laver mad på tvenstra" I thought that was very odd, but I wrote down what I heard and of course got it wrong. I even consulted google translate to see if maybe tv was actually pronounced as "tvenstra" in Danish and I had somehow missed that fact -- nope. I'm astonished no one else has reported this. I've listened to it many, many times and even asked my partner to do the same to make sure I'm not hallucinating. Has no one else heard this?


Why "the girl prepares food on TV" is wrong?


lave ≠ prepare = forberede.

Prepare doesn't necessarily mean "to get ready up to 100%".


Cool, so the Danish also say "tv" for television. : )

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    Yes, we say "et fjernsyn" and "et tv"

    There are also some slang terms: et husalter (lit. a house altar), en flimmerkasse (lit. a flicker box), fjerneren (Such as: "Hvad kommer der i fjerneren i aften?")


    Oh, we have the rather similar term "Flimmerkiste" (flicker box) in german! And husalter is an excellent term. I'm going to incorporate that into my vocabulary.


    How do you say "the television" if you wish to use the noun "tv" rather than "fjernsyn"? "Tven"? Or do you just not say it like that and use "fjernsynet" instead?

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      You say "tv'et"

      Do remember that you can find the answers to such questions by looking in the dictionary: http://ordnet.dk/ddo/ordbog?query=tv :)


      Oh I'm usually too scared of looking at a Danish dictionary. I feel like a 6 year old trying to read a dictionary in a foreign language whenever I do. But thanks for your explanation. I get it :)


      So "at komma" serves here as a substitute for "at visas" - for example a tv show, right?


      Yes, that's much more common. It's at komme, though. "Komma" sounds Swedish.


      Can 'et husalter' stand for an actual house altar, a Christian one? A rare thing, but still.


      Just for the heck of it.....one of many American slang words for tv is boob-tube. X-D Errr....I guess it won't let the word b.o.o.b. show (see if that works). https://bit.ly/2GaDdRc


      In UK English, telly is the same as TV. How do I change from US English to UK English please? I am fed up with 'pants' for trousers and 'yard' for garden. No-one in the UK uses 'yard'.


      I don't query the Danish, it's the use of English I want to change.


        There are no separate courses for speakers of certain English dialects. Most of the time the British alternative will be accepted where it has been reported or noticed. The more casual the expression or word, the less likely it will have been added. If you feel that your answer should be added then use the "Report a Problem" (this may be a flag icon next to the "correction" on the mobile apps) button and tick "My answer should be accepted". If you feel you need to explain using the free-write report then make sure you link it to your suggestion as these reports come in separately and both are done anonymously.

        As for "yard" I assume you are referring to the translation used for "gård" in some contexts. Here "gård" does not mean "garden", it is more like a courtyard and I have been making this more obvious where I have seen it.


        Well some of us do. It's not interchangeable with garden but, at least up here in the north, a yard is a small paved area usually at the back of your house.


        I totally agree, we also say dear rather than expensive


        What is wrong with cooking on a stove and watching the tv?


        Nothing wrong with that in principle, at least if you don't have to crank your neck to see the TV.

        But it's not the meaning of this sentence if you're asking that.

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        "På TV" means on tv as a cooking channel or literally on the top of the television itself? I assume the first one, but in my language we say "in the tv" instead.


        "På tv" means "on TV", like "on the channel". Also "i fjernsynet" is used for this.

        On the TV (device) would be expressed with "på tv'et" or "på fjernsynet".

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