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  5. "He is eating an orange."

"He is eating an orange."

Translation:Han spiser en appelsin.

September 20, 2015



When do you use, "den" in Norwegian sentences? Why do I have to use, "han" instead of, "den" as meaning, "he/him"?

And why is, "appelsin" a correct use in this Norwegian sentance? Why shoudn't I use, "oransje" instead of, "appelsin"?


"Han" simply is the word for "he." "Appelsin" is the fruit and "oransje" is the color.

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When I hover over "an orange", one of the translations it shows is "en oransje", yet it doesn't accept that answer and wants me to use appelsin instead. Is that just a bug or is there a reason it should be appelsin instead of oransje?


The genders in bokmål kill me. Also quick question does en have to be en because of applesin being whatever gender it is or because of han? I just want to use et for everything


Appelsin is a male word, so it is always "en appelsin", no matter who is eating it. The sentence would be "Hun spiser en appelsin" with a girl. You'll just have to get used to the genders, there is no workaround.

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