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De er hjemme hos oss.

Is hjemme hos oss a set phrase?Can I say De er hos hjemme vårt?

And how to distinguish the word is Masculine or Feminine in order to choose the possessive form?

September 11, 2017

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"hos" is used here to mean "with" and is used for "oss" or "us" http://www.norskengelskordbok.com/en/dictionary-norwegian-english/hos

"at home" = "hjemme"

"hjemme hos oss" is an expression that is used frequently in Norwegian and it is the name of a comedy too.

https://www.google.com/search?q=De+er+hjemme+hos+oss.rlz=1C1AFAA_enUS452US526oq=De+er+hjemme+hos+oss.aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61.7062j0j8sourceid=chromeie=UTF-8

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=hjemme+hos+osstitle=Special:Searchgo=GosearchToken=cntnlxwi0ds22u41zn7t0gt4q

https://translate.google.com/#auto/no/They%20are%20at%20home%20with%20us.%0AThey%20are%20at%20our%20home%0AThe%20home%20is%20ours.%0A%0AOur%20home%0AOur%20home%20is%20here%0AThey%20are%20at%20our%20home. It is unusual for Google Translate to not translate word for word and I think that means a native speaker may have contributed the correct phrase.

I hope someone comes along who is a native speaker.

http://www.engelsknorskordbok.com/en/dictionary-english-norwegian/home "hjem" is neuter and not feminine nor masculine. You can find out the gender through Wiktionary which uses n for neuter, m for masculine and f for feminine: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hjem#Norwegian_Bokm.C3.A5l

September 11, 2017

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thanks for both of your help!

September 12, 2017
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