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Flashcards in Passive Present Deck (68):
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TRUE OR FALSE:
Passive voice is not that common in English, but it is very common in Danish. Passive voice is so common that if you do not know it, you might feel a little lost if you come to Denmark.

TRUE

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mødes
[muhðs OR mewðs]

meet, is/are/am to meet, are meeting

3

ses
[cease]

be seen

4

spises
[sbee-sus OR sbee-zus]

is/are eaten

5

vides
[viðs]

is known

6

koges
[kohs]

is boiled

7

laves
[lay-ews]

be fixed, is/are made

8

synges
[sue-yez]

is sung

9

TRUE OR FALSE:
Passive voice can be formed in two ways: -s-passive, and blive-passive.

TRUE

10

TRUE OR FALSE:
-s-passive is formed by adding '-s' to the infinitive of a verb instead of the present form '-r': 'sælges' ('is sold' or 'is being sold') where the present form is 'sælger' ('sells').

TRUE

11

TRUE OR FALSE:
blive-passive is formed by the word 'bliver' and the perfect form of the verb: 'bliver solgt' ('is sold' or 'is being sold').

TRUE

12

spilles
[spil-lis]

is being played

13

bruges
[bʁuise OR b{w}uise]

is being used

14

tages
[tays]

is taken

15

høres
[hew-uz]

be heard

16

fortælles
[fuh-tils]

is told, being said

17

findes
[fin-ihs]

exist, is/are/am found, exists

18

behøves
[bih-who-iz]

be needed

19

TRUE OR FALSE:
The -s-passive can be made into blive-passive in the following way:

-s-passive: 'Smørret tages fra skabet' (the butter is taken from the cabinet)
becomes
blive-passive: 'Smørret bliver taget fra skabet.'

TRUE:
Both sentences are translated into the same in English in this case.

20

TRUE OR FALSE:
The -s-passive can be made into blive-passive in the following way:

-s-passive: 'Historien fortælles igen og igen' (the story is told again and again)
becomes
blive-passive: 'Historien bliver fortalt igen og igen.'

TRUE

21

fås
[fose] (rhymes with 'dose')

is gotten

22

vises
[vee-zus]

is shown, will be shown

23

åbnes
[oib-niss] ('oib' rhymes with globe)

am/are/is opened

24

gemmes
[gems] ('g' makes a 'g' sound, not a 'j' sound)

is/be/are hidden

25

tilbydes
[til-bu{ll}s]

am/are/is being offered

26

gives
[gee-ves] ('g' makes a 'g' sound, not a 'j' sound)

is/are/am given

27

føles
[foo-liss]

feel

28

ønskes
[oon-skuss]

is/are wanted

29

svigtes
[svik-tus]

is/are let down

30

opdrages
[ob-dow-s]

is/are raised

31

følges
[fool-yis]

is/are followed

32

afsluttes
[auw-sloo-dis]

is ended / ended / ends

33

købes
[koo-bis]

is/be bought

34

tælles
[tils]

is/are/be counted

35

savnes
[sauw-nis]

is/are missed

36

fyldes
[foo-lis]

is/are filled

37

produceres
[pruh-do-zuss]

is/are/be produced

38

importeres
[im-poh-tey-us]

is/are imported

39

fortsættes
[fo{rt}-see-dis]

is/are continued

40

kræves
[kʁayvs]

is required

41

skæres
[skay-us]

is/are cut, is/are cut up

42

bliver
[blee{r}]

being, becoming

43

købt
[kouhbt] (Sounds similar to 'cooped')

bought

44

født
[foo-t OR food]

born

45

dræbt
[dʁahbt]

killed

46

skudt
[skoot]

shot

47

vasket
[vas-kul OR vas-ghoul]

washed

48

set
[seat]

seen

49

lavet
[lay-oo{l}]

made, cooked

50

bliver bygget
[blee-uh be-gull]

is being built

51

bliver talt
[blee-uh taylt]

are being counted

52

bliver fremstillet
[blee-uh frum-still-it]

is being produced

53

bliver sunget
[blee-uh soeng-ihl]

is being sung

54

bliver ødelagt
[blee-uh oo-lakt]

are being destroyed

55

bliver fundet
[blee-uh fone-uh{l} ]

is found

56

bliver fyldt
[blee-uh fu{l}t]

is being filled

57

bliver opdraget
[blee-uh uh{b}-dow-ihl]

is being raised

58

bjerg (-et, -e, -ene)
[be-yow]

mountain

59

bakke (-n, -r, -rne)
[bah-geh]

hill

60

bliver tilbudt
[blee-uh til-bu{d}t]

is being offered

61

bliver fulgt
[blee-uh foolt]

is being followed

62

bliver svigtet
[ blee-uh svik-du{l} ]

is being failed / is being let down

63

bliver skåret
[blee-uh skohwl]

is being cut

64

bliver hørt
[blee-uh hurt]

is being heard

65

bliver brugt
[blee-uh bruhkt]

is being used

66

bliver vist
[blee-uh veest]

is being shown

67

bliver gemt
[blee-uh gemt]

is being saved / is being hidden

68

fikses
[fixes]

is fixed