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"He is not singing, even though he wants to."

Translation:Han synger ikke, til tross for at han vil.

October 28, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erik3481

Til tross for vs. Selv om?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Til tross for = in spite of, despite, even though, although
Selv om = even if, even though, although

There's some overlap between the two, and they're both accepted for this sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidolson22

Any reason last two words arent inverted? This is the hardest part of norsk for me!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adderbelly

What is til tross for literally translated to?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arkhaeaeon

'Tross' is a borrowing from German 'Trotz' (defiance) as in the phrase 'trotzdem' (despite that). So the Norwegian phrase is:

'Til (to) tross (defiance) for (for),' ultimately being equivalent to 'in spite of'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregRaymon2

This one always gets me!

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