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"Du kan sannsynligvis hjelpe meg."

Translation:You can probably help me.

November 5, 2015

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

I think this is my favorite word


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

What does 'sannsynligvis' literally translate as?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vildand91

Sann (true,truthful) synlig (visible,apparent) vis (fashion,manner,way) = Something that is likely to be/happen a certain way.


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

If you want literal cognates then: 'soothsightlywise'.

Sann = sooth (compare tann/tooth, munn/mouth); syn = sight (Old English had 'sien/syn' too but ended up preferring 'síht' (sight); - lig = ly; vis = wise (as in manner or way).


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

I think 'soothsightlywise' is exactly the mnemonic I've been searching for to help me remember this word. :-) Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jake.hunt.

Any difference between sannsynligvis and nok?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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In this case they're interchangeable, but 'nok' can also mean 'enough'. 'sannsynlig' = 'likely/probable'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanForrest0

And kanskje? Is that possibly,versus probably?


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

Wow.. så flott! : ) Men, jeg tror at jeg skal IKKE for altfor lenge tid kunne(jeg vil si/betyr ''be able to'' her) huske dette ord! hahah X)


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

can du bruker: possibly


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jacqueline321072

Is sannsynligvis a word I would use when someone asks me 'kan jeg hjelpe deg'.


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

Yes, if you think there's a strong likelihood that they can help you. If you're unsure, you might me better with 'kanskje' (maybe), or even 'forhåpentligvis, ja!' (hopefully, yes!).

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