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"Jeg vil vite når du kommer hjem."

Translation:I want to know when you are coming home.

August 18, 2015



Any way yo differenciate "I will know" and "I want to know" ? Thanks


When you use "vil," context shows you which one you mean.


what if you say it in a threatening way like a mother to her teenager. Potentially it could mean either?


agreed, if it's purely context, there's nothing in this sentence to distinguish between I will or I want to.


Is there a difference between "vet" and "vite"?


"Vet" is the present tense, while "å vite" is the infinitive.

Modal auxiliary verbs, such as "vil", are always followed by an infinitive - minus the infinitive marker.

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Why you don't put vil å vite ?


Because "vil" is a modal auxiliary verb.


I sometimes see adjectives like kjedelig get an e in the end. Is that related to this?


No, adjectives play by their own rules. You add an -e if they're describing a plural or definite noun.

en kjedelig setning
den kjedelige setningen
flere kjedelige setninger

The exception to that rule is if the noun is definite singular and the adjective is predicatively placed (after the noun): "Setningen er kjedelig".


So, when "er" is a verb, why isnt "kjedelig" an adverb? I walk slowly ( jeg går sakte), she sounds boring, the sentence is boring?


Because "kjedelig" is describing the noun, rather than the verb. We use "er" to express that "X is Y".

In your other example, "sakte" is describing the manner in which the verb action is done.

An example of "kjedelig" used as an adverb: "Hun skriver kjedelig."


And while you're at it, what's the difference between hjem and hjemme?


There are a series of words that work like this> in a simple form meaning"to" or "....wards" (hjem ut, ned, inn, ut, opp) . But they have another form when they mean "there, at" (hjemme; ute; nede; inne; oppe). THink: where am I driving now? 'Jeg kjører hjem' etc .Now Think where is the dog? 'Hunden er hjemme'


I was wonering why "when are you" unacceptable answer


The n in nar truly sounds like an m. Confusing!


It might be an example of the McGurk effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGurk_effect. Or simply a tts goof.


It sounds fine to me.


Can this mean

(1) I want to know when you're coming home (as in, tell me now);

(2) I want to know when you come home (as in, tell me when you do)

at the same time?


Probably exactly correct.. The three English forms of the present tense I want, I am wanting, I do want, explain three slightly different scenarios that human beings might want to convey to each other. Not having this facility in your language tool-box, means that it must be conveyed in other ways. Superficially Norwegian is a simple language and I have often wondered if it's simplicity of verb forms makes for misunderstandings now and then. But the need to express the entirety of human communications (as we all need to do), probably just makes it complicated in other subtle aspects of usage.


When do you use når and when do you use hvor?


"Når", meaning "when", deals with time.
"Hvor", meaning "where" or "how", deals with either location or degree.


Is the "r" at the end of "når" pronounced? I'm from Australia, so I have a non-rhotic accent, so I neither say nor hear the "r" at the end of syllables. "å" sounds like the word "or" to me, so I can't tell if there's an actual "r" sound at the end or not.


I'm from Britain and I hear a slight difference, why don't you try looking on YouTube and see if Norwegians pronounce it on pronunciation tutorials (which are really helpful), I think in speaking, it won't be a big deal though. I met a few Norwegians when they came over for football and they were very patient and never picked at my little mistakes.


Forvo has a pronounciation for Norwegian: https://forvo.com/word/n%C3%A5r/#no


Couldn't this also mean: I will know when you come home.


hva betyr denne setningen? er mann sint eller trist når han sier det?

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