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Drikker, Drikke or Drikk?

Could anyone explain to me when to use Drikke, Drikker and Drikk?

For example if i am to say, you have a drink would it be, "du har en drikk" or " du har en drikke" if so why?

March 26, 2017



"Du har en drikk" mean "you have a drink. "Å drikke" means "to drink." "Drikker" means "am/are/is drinking" or "do drink." So "drikk is the noun, "drikke" is a verb, and "drikker" is a present participle (a more specific verb). Hope this helps! :)


'drikke' can also be a noun in some cases.


i think the problem is here. what is the difference between drik and drikke when they are those used as a noun meaning drink?


Small correction: "drikker" is the present tense form of "å drikke". It is not the present participle, which is "drikkende" (and which you probably haven't got to yet).


Drikker translates to either 'drink(s)' or 'am/are/is drinking', since Norwegian has no continuous tense. The present participle in English is used without 'to be' if I am not mistaken.


I think the confusion is caused by English being so confusing. In English, adding a "to" in front of a word makes it an infinitive phrase and "be" is just a helping or linking verb.


Oh now i understand thankyou!

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