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Plural nouns

Why is the plural of olives «oliven» in norwegian?

September 5, 2018

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The true plural is "olivener", but "oliven" is often used as a collective noun, much like "fish" is in English.

September 5, 2018

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So, if I went to the market for olives, I should say «har du oliven»? And if I wanted green olives , I should ask for «grønne olivener»?

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