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"I love her, and I feel fine."

Translation:Jeg elsker henne, og jeg føler meg bra.

December 3, 2015



Beatles again ^^ (almost though - it goes "I'm in love with her and I feel fine")


Is føler meg/deg/etc. the same as føles ? If so, what's the difference?


Føles is the passive voice of the verb, grammatically speaking, whereas føler is in the active voice, and so it needs to take some object. In english, the reflexive sense of the verb is implied, and so we wouldn't say "I feel myself fine," because "I feel fine" implies that it is "myself" which is fine. In Norwegian, this isn't so. Føles literally translates to "am felt," so the meg/deg/etc. becomes the subject in the form of jeg/du/etc.. So "Jeg føles bra" would literally mean "I am felt fine" which conveys the same sort of reflexive idea as "I feel myself fine." So yes, they do effectively mean the same thing, at least in this instance, but I am not entirely sure when one is idiomatically preferred over the other.


Is this a quote from somewhere? It sounds familiar.


The Beatles may be what rings your bell? I feel fine. "I'm in love with her and I feel fine"


Are the Beatles popular in Norway because of "Norwegian Wood"?

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I'm sure that little nod didn't hurt their popularity, but they'd be popular regardless; they pretty much swept the entire Western world.


I wrote 'Jeg elsker henne og jeg føler godt'...

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Norwegian prefers the reflexive verb in this context. "Jeg føler godt" would mean that your sense of feeling was good.


Can someone remind me why "... og jeg føles bra." is wrong? Got marked wrong at least.

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"Føles" is a passive, so it would mean that you feel good - to someone else. Literally, that you're being felt as good.


Is the comma between henne and og mandatory or is it superfluous? og is after all a conjunction and connects the two sentences.

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