"Har han et jordbær?"
Translation:Does he have a strawberry?
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Could this also be translated as "Has he got a strawberry?" Or is that another word entirely?
Is it just my ears that are hearing a 'ikke' at the meeting of sounds 'et' and 'jord'? Looking for clarification or a rule that makes sense of certain words changing their sound when paired next to other words.
You shouldn't be hearing 'ikke'. It might be something wrong with your speakers?
You can never put an adverb between 'et' and a noun (unless there's an adjective).
If you're having trouble with the letter "æ", you have a few options.
If you're on a mobile device, you can...
- Try to hold down "a", and see if "æ" appears as an option.
- Install an international keyboard.
- Install a Norwegian keyboard.
If you're on a computer, you can...
- Click the letters provided to you below the input field.
- Install a Norwegian or international keyboard.
- Learn the ALT-codes for the Norwegian characters.
If you are on mobile, go to settings, then language/keyboard area. Should be an option or preference which has language choices. Check Norsk and you can toggle on keyboard with world icon. Some keyboards natively will allow you to press and hold a letter for additonal options.
Why won't it accept "He has a strawberry?"? That is actually a more direct translation than "Does he have a strawberry?"
though the order of words is close in those two sentences, this is not the most direct translation, because the circumscription with "to do" is the most usual way of phrasing questions in English, whereas the word order given in the Norwegian sentence is the most usual way of phrasing questions in Norwegian, so those two are the most direct correspondences. "He has a strawberry?" is a question mimicking the word order of a normal statement. The corresponding sentence in Norwegian would be "Han har et jordbær?".
This is not the usual word order in Norwegian questions. You have to switch verb and subject. You can, accompanied by specific emphasis, use the "normal" word order from statements in particular situations, but you'd better not learn this first.