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Du or Deg?

I'm confused as to when i should use "Deg" and when i should use "Du"?

For example, when i say "Jeg elsker deg" why can't i say " Jeg elsker Du"? Or for "Du er en kvinne" why can't i say " Deg er en kvinne"?

When do i use each word and can i just use anyone, if not when should I use each one?

1 year ago

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du is the subject pronoun, and deg is the object pronoun.

"Jeg (S) elsker deg (O)."
"Du (S) elsker meg (O)."

English uses "you" for both subject and object, but distinguishes between "she" (subject) and "her" (object), as well as "he" (subject) and "him" (object). So if you ever have trouble deciding which "you" to use, try replacing it with one of the third person pronouns.

1 year ago

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Oh that makes much more sense, tusen takk!

1 year ago

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Bare hyggelig!

1 year ago

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then why does "fått deg på hjernen" make sense when "you" is the subject yet deg as an objective is used??

7 months ago

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"You" is not the subject in that phrase, it's an object. What you've quoted is not a complete sentence, but one would assume the subject were "jeg".

"Jeg har fått deg på hjernen."
"I (have) got you on my brain."

7 months ago

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how come you dont say hjernen min? is it because of the nature of the phrase that its already implied?

6 months ago

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indeed. When referring to parts of the body Norwegian uses possessive pronouns much less frequently than English.

5 months ago
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