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  5. "De har ikke barn ennå."

"De har ikke barn ennå."

Translation:They do not have children yet.

June 12, 2015



Is "enda" also correct, or is it a slang form of "ennå"?


You're right, whenever you can use "ennå", you can ALWAYS substitute it with "enda". But not the other way around.


Not true. I replied with 'De har ikke barn enda', and it didn't accept it as an answer. :/

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It's accepted on our end, so perhaps you had a typo or there was some sort of glitch. Either way it's definitely correct. :)


That's a pretty sweet tip, thanks!


If I were to use enda is the d silent so it basically sounds like ennå just spelt differently?

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The last vowel would still be different. But the pronunciation depends on the dialect of the speaker, some may include the 'd'. If a speaker pronounces it as 'ennå', they would probably write 'ennå', and same for 'enda'.


Would this also mean: "they still do not have children"?


Heads up, I made a mistake 'de har ikke bare ennå' and it marked correct!


But it told you you had a typo, right?


yes, I also realized, that sometime bad mistakes are taken as typo. In some circumstances this behavior isn't convenient but in your case it is.


What is the connection between "still", "yet" and "even" in english? These are the translations for "ennå" and I'm unclear why that's the case.


Well, I think the connection is to do with something being surprisingly true, in particular with reference to time.

  • still: It's surprising that it's true now; we would have expected it to be no longer true.

  • yet: We are surprised that it is true now; we expected it to be true in the future.

  • even: We are surprised that it is true to the extent that it currently is. We expected it to be true, but to a lesser extent.

Note that I think "even" is more usually translated with the expression "til og med" - the picture here is "everything up to and including..."

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