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"The more things change, the more they stay the same."

Translation:Jo mer ting forandrer seg, jo mer forblir de det samme.

December 15, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConnieBake5

I never understand when to use jo and when to use de or det. Help!


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

Why is it wrong to say "Jo mer ting endrer seg..."? Is "å endre" a word found in some dialect?


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

Endrer seg added. (Endres was already in there, no reason to skip the reflexive one)


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

"Ting endres" sounds more like "Things are changed/will be changed" to me. Or is it completely interchangeable with the reflexive conjugation?


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

More or less interchangeable in certain expressions. I sort of agree with you that the s-versions (both) feels more like a forced alteration, rather than something merely changing.


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

"Mere" is an alternate spelling of "mer". It's less common.


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

Great song by Cinderella!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Morgana139

Why not "Jo flere ting forandrer seg, jo mer forblir de det samme"? Aren't "ting" countable so they take "flere"?

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