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"Blir du med i kveld?"

Translation:Are you coming along tonight?

2 years ago

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/magicleap
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Why is blir used here, rather than drar, går or kommer? It seems like those three would be more fitting.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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'å bli med' = 'to come along'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zoidy287
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One of the past lessons (at the time of writing it is lesson 6 of the verbs: infinitive topic) said that 'å komme med' was to come along. Is it situational where one is more appropriate than another, or just a matter of preference?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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'å komme med' is mostly used for things, and is somewhat related to 'to be included', while 'å bli med' is for humans/animals.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LINHARS
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Kommer du med bussen = Do you come by bus/with the bus. Jeg kommer med kaken = I'll bring the cake.

I remember the sentence 'Katten kommer med.' or something similar. This is not a good Norwegian sentence. 'Katten kommer med oss.' is much better. I would say: 'Kommer du med meg?' not 'Kommer du med.'

Instead of 'Kommer du med meg?' you can say: 'Blir du med meg?' I prefer to use 'blir'.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/askepka
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Hmm, that's weird actually. I assume from your name that you're native and know what you're telling about. That's why i find what you say worrying as in the course it's always kommer med and never kommer med meg/oss/dem. Is it really that bad? What kind of bad? Unusual, uneducated, obsolete or sth?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LINHARS
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I would never say: 'Kommer du med?' I say: 'Blir du med/blir du med meg?' So you can just forget about the 'Kommer du med' sentence. Say 'Blir du med' or Blir du med meg'/'Blir du med oss' if you say the sentence in Oslo.

To RobertAGun1. My grandfather who was Danish, would probably say: 'Kommer du med.' Maybe this was something people said in Østfold in the 1940s.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertAGun1

Witnessing language evolve is interesting. I was a student in Østfold in the 1940s. I don't recall my parents saying anything other than, "Kommer du med." I should however add that when I began university in Oslo I learned the dialect my family spoke was considered by academics to be "farmers' Norwegian".

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertAGun1

Grammatically correct English questions may not end with prepositions. Grammatically correct Norwegian questions may end in prepositions and very often do. "Kommer du med?", in my opinion, is much more natural sounding than "Kommer du med meg?" Both questions are grammatically correct but the addition of "meg" is superfluous -- it is understood.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stoopher
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Grammatically correct English questions may not end with prepositions.

Erm, how about these:
What are you talking about?
Where are you off to?
Where did you get that idea from?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nvila84
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Why is not accepted "Do you join me tonight?" the meaning is the same no? or it is different?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahAnn67
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"Do you join me tonight?" sounds awkward in English. You could say "Are you joining me tonight?", but it wouldn't work as an exact translation of this question as there is no mention of "me" in the Norwegian. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertAGun1

In Norwegian "meg" is part of the question. However, because Norwegian language questions may end in prepositions "meg" need not be vocalized. It is understood.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanseigne

How can "Will you come tonight ?" be considered wrong ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LINHARS
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Your sentence would be: 'Kommer du i kveld?'

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WillRiedlinger

But, gramatically "Will you come with this evening" in English is incorrect, because you can't end a clause with a prepesition.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mickeymops
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the previous same translation in this exercise showed my answer was incorrect when it wasn`t, the discuss option did not work and now the same translation accepts my answer - there is an error in your system

3 weeks ago