Den vs. Der

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Den vs. Der

Postby Bjarn » 2007-11-07, 21:48

When does one use "der" and when does one use "den/det"?
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Postby Mulder-21 » 2007-11-07, 22:40

'der' means 'that/who'. 'Det/Den' is the definite article, but it's also a pronoun.

He who is most pure throw the first rock

Den der er renest kast den første sten

Den and der are in this sentence pronoun, conjuction and article respectively.

'Der' can also mean 'there' though.

There is flour in bread.

Der er mel i brød. (silly example, I know :wink:)
Gløgt er gestsins eyga. (Føroyskt orðafelli)
Wise is the stranger's eye. (Faroese saying)
L'occhio dell'ospite è acuto. (Proverbio faroico)
Hosťovo oko je múdre. (Faerské uslovie)

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Postby Bjarn » 2007-11-07, 23:48

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