"The priests are attempting to sing."

Translation:Prestene forsøker å synge.

December 6, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/chiarabab

what's the difference between forsøker and prøver?

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/grydolva

In certain contexts, like the example above, they are interchangeable, but prøve is an older word in Norwegian (in use in old Norse) and has heaps of meanings while forsøke is a bit younger and it's uses are narrower. Mostly you can also say prøve if you can say forsøke, but the other way around might not work.

Forsøke: try, attempt

Prøve: control, test, try, attempt, tempt, experience etc.

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chiarabab

Thank you!

December 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OliveraMicic

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