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"Han har blitt en mann."

Translation:He has become a man.

October 2, 2015



This has taken on different meaning in scenarios in our world today. I translated mann for husband this time since that is one of the possibilities for the stand alone noun. How then do we distinguish mann, man from mann, husband? If I got married yesterday is it incorrect to say 'Jeg har blitt en kone'?


Out of context, "mann" generally means "man." You can specify "husband" out of context through the word "ektemann."


Can the sentence mean both becoming a man due to a sex change operation as well as from maturity (from boy to man)?


Probably when someone says they have a man they mean husband. It's all context.

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