"Grænsen er åben."

Translation:The border is open.

June 19, 2015

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/w-esst

Duolingo Danish keeping the vocab relevant...

November 18, 2015

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

The only word I can like 'grænsen' to is 'granitsa' (граница) in Russian. Perhaps an Indo-European languages link?

June 19, 2015

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

Good catch! They are cognates, but they don't go that far back. The Danish word grænse is related to German Grenze, both of which come from Middle High German greniz, which was borrowed from Slavic, likely Polish granica in the 13th century. [Source]

June 19, 2015

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

In addition to Miacomet's comment, consider the history of Russia.

The word "Rus" comes from "Rueriks", who were a norse ruling family.

It would make sense that the word for border comes from the ruling family's language.

July 12, 2015

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

I think this sentence is not up-to-date anymore. The Danish border was open...

January 31, 2016

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

Where did you see they speak of the danish border ?

July 30, 2019

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

Danish border opened, breaking news.

May 8, 2016

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

There are currently controls at the borders. I am french, so I passed through, I thought they would control me. Schengen området for mig !

October 13, 2018
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