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"De har hengt ham."

Translation:They have hanged him.

September 24, 2015



How awful... happyface


Er du, er du, kommer til treet?


Is there a different word in Norwegian for "hung", as in, "they hung a picture on the wall"?


Norwegian operates with a transitive and an intransitive version of the verb "å henge". The only difference being that the past tense of the transitive version is "hengte", while the past tense of the intransitive version is "hang".

Both the sentence discussed here and the sentence you're proposing would use the transitive version of the verb in Norwegian, so it doesn't match up with the English usage of one verb for hanging people and another for hanging things.

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