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"De stiller altfor mange spørsmål."

Translation:They ask far too many questions.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Burd1e

I'm sure this is how the Duolingo administrators feel often ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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We've surrendered to our destiny.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fool444luv

I had a cheesy college professor who always used to say "the only dumb questions are the unasked one's"....debatable, perhaps, but still....suck it up Duolingo!! ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MCLTB
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This sentence will come in handy if I ever join the Norwegian Mafia

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alice-MM

What's the difference between 'stiller' and 'spørre'? Are they synonyms or they are used in different contexts or...?

1 year ago

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You "stiller et spørsmål", but "spør" about something.

You can think of "å stille" as "to pose (a question)" if that helps, though the usage is a bit more limited in English.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alice-MM

Thank you! That helped a lot =)

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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Bare hyggelig!

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/woofwoofmeow
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De vil svømme med fiskene

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/reut128567

I think it spouse to be translated "de skal svømme med fiskene"....

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mprdo
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So spoersmaal is both singular question and plural questions ? 13Jun17

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Benniegek8

It is. Just like smørbrød.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KyssKyllingen

Would it be weird to say "De sporrer sporsmal"? (Sorry, can't type the special characters on this keyboard.)

2 years ago

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If you can't type æøå: æ = ae, ø = oe, å = aa

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grydolva

In that case: De spør spørsmål. (Not spørrer). But it is a bit weird. It will be like saying I'm going to run for a run (when you are actually just going to exercise and do it by running).

To ask a question = å stille et spørsmål = å spørre (no need to say it's a question as it's already there in the verb itself).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yayatona
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so, å stille et spørsmål = to ask a question, å spørre = to question, no?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vikungen

Yes, you could also say "De spør spørsmål" it is done in many dialects, while in other dialects it might sound a little odd, but still wouldn't be wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ingebj
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In some dialects it would not just sound odd, but childish, to say "De spør spørsmål". A construction like "De spør om..." (translated: "They ask if..." would fit in a lot of situations. I think grydolva is very much to the point here. When you use the verb "å spørre" it is understood that you talk about a question.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vikungen

And again in others it won't, in Northern Norway this is a common sentence:

"Dæm sporte oss masse spørsmål om jobben våres"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ingebj
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I know, I lived in Troms for nearly 10 years and interacted a lot with people from Nordland, too. Since Duolingo doesn't seem intent on teaching any of the structures most often found in spoken Norwegian, I still think it is good advice to learn the most standard expressions first.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BarackObam797426

You can type alt + ', alt + a, or alt + o.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anice_Novak

"De stiller altfor mange spørsmål. " Translation: They ask far too many questions.

Why Duolingo tells that correct answer is "They ask an awful lot of questions."

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yayatona
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"If" jeg forstår hva jeg leser her, å stille et spørsmål = to ask (pose) a question og å spørre = to question.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dave865524
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Every time I see the word "spør", my brain autocorrects it to "SPQR". Ave Cæsar!

2 months ago