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Trenger eller behøver

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What's the finesse point on where one should use "trenger" versus where one should use "behøver" when you're talking about needing something?

8/11/2016, 12:09:15 PM

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Really no important difference. "Behøve" is borrowed from Danish (or Low German), so it might come across as somewhat milder or more polite than "trenger", which is natively Norwegian. If you need something urgently, you would probably yell "Jeg trenger en kniv!" (for instance.)

8/11/2016, 1:31:46 PM

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Takk!

8/11/2016, 5:45:42 PM

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Thank you for the clarification

8/11/2016, 1:46:26 PM
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