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Please / Vær så snill Usage

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I haven't gotten far in the norwegian course but I have come across Vær så snill. My friend who is norwegian said people dont use this as please like it says on duolingo and that she uses it mainly when she really needs / wants something. Just wondering if anyone fluent in norwegian has a say?

3 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/night336

Yeah, she is right, I would say. In some situation where you would put "please" at the end of the sentence, I would probably use "takk"(thanks) at the end, like "En kaffe, takk" would work like "a coffee, please" if you are asking for a coffee at a store.

3 weeks ago

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Vennligst is also a good substitute. I finished (and passed) level 1 in school and my teacher also didn’t teach me this phrase. So I assume this is probably not used in daily conversation.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mannutenland

Don't use vennligst. It's got a certain formal force behind it that to say it to someone would possibly be impolite. The only usage of it tends to be on signs(vennligst vent på noe).

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/the.sheepster

I agree, I only use this in formal e-mail at work, but never in speech. I must say I tend to use "takk" instead most of the time.

*Disclaimer: I am not a native speaker ;-)

3 weeks ago
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