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"Den lille pige har endeligt fået en hund og er meget lykkelig."

Translation:The little girl has finally gotten a dog and is very happy.

June 14, 2015

15 Comments


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

Gotten is not a word in English. I think it is a part of the American language.


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

Duolingo defaults to American English, as unfortunate a choice as that is.


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

Gotten is indeed a word in English. Americans speak English, so it's allowed. You may not like it for some reason, but your feelings aside, it's valid.


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

"Americans speak English"??? It certainly doesn't sound like it! The least DL could do is accept 'got' if they absolutely want to insist on a past participle.


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

DL still rejects 'got'. Does anyone ever read our reports? 26 Jan. 2021


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blkx-Darkreaper

Danes would you normally use lykkelig or glad in this scenario?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karl982005

I too would like to know the answer to this. Anyone?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucBE
  • 2014

In english I would de tempted to add a "she": ...and she is very... . Can that be done in Danish?


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

Yes it can but it is not neccesary as it is implied that it is still hers. Just like in English.


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

Please fix this. Gotten is not used in British English. I used 'got' and it's marked wrong. What we'd actually say is 'The little girl finally has a dog...'. Got/gotten isn't needed at all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rautanen90

The English sentence feels unnatural


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TomekGrzes2

Natural would be "... and SHE is happy"


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

I too hate the word gotten (Im English!)


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

Should "at last" instead of "finally" not be accepted?

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