"Jeg vil være der du er."

Translation:I want to be where you are.

October 23, 2015



As I understand 'hvor' would not work in this context. Could someone explain when should one use hvor and where der (when the meaning is 'where')?

October 23, 2015


There is generally used as a placeholder, for instance: A: Jeg er på kafeen! B: Jeg vil også være DER. B's answer is equivalent to saying "Jeg vil også være på kafeen", thus we can say that "Der" is a way of avoiding to repeat a place. As stated in a comment below - if you can replace "der" with the place you're substituting, you can probably use it in that sentence.

Hope it clears some things up, even though I'm two months late :D

December 26, 2015


Thank you! Makes a bit more sense now :)

December 28, 2015


This is not a good explanation in this context, though as 'der' serves a different purpose here.

May 25, 2016


Above: In that case, say A and B are talking in the telephone. The use of "Der" usually requires that you know the location you're talking about. I'd still stay it's mostly used as a way to avoid repeating place names, or talking about a place distant to yourself or both speakers.

In University of Oslo and the Language Council's online dictionary, der is defined as: "At this place, a bit over there, different place than here. Relative adverb: Stedet DER han sist ble sett / Huset der vi bor"

May 26, 2016

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'where' can be replaced by 'the place' in this context.

October 23, 2015


Would it be right to say that 'hvor' would only be used as 'where' when it is used as a question word, e.g. 'hvor er du?'

January 9, 2016


A lot of this is very similar to Old English where th- (þ-) forms are used as relative pronouns for the wh- (hw-) forms that are used for both questions and relative pronouns.

For example: 'I enjoy what he did' = 'Ic breac þæt þe he dyde' or 'home is where the heart is' = 'ham bið þær þe bið heorte'.

October 29, 2017


I want to be there where you are....? is not ok?!

January 25, 2019


"..fortelle meg hvorfor kan jeg ikke være der du er... "

July 25, 2016


This is a song, right?

January 10, 2017


This sentence it sounds awesome in Norwegian!

March 3, 2019


Jeg vil at du skal ville ha meg

March 16, 2019
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