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Drikker, drikk, og drikke, help!

-Could anyone explain to me the difference between three words: drikker, drikk and drikke and how to use them?I don't understand.

  • Thanks for help!
August 5, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/THason

It all depend on context, otherwise you won't know if it's the verb or the noun.

  • The verb: Å drikke, drikker, drakk, har drukket, and the imperative: 'Drikk!'
  • The noun: En drikk, drikken
August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/My.K-9

For example, drikk is drink(verb). But en drikk is a drink( noun)?

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/My.K-9

I don't really understand, but it means that depending on the case of the sentences, the three words: drikk, drikke and drikker are used differently, right?

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/THason
  • En drikk: A beverage (noun)
  • Å drikke: To drink (verb)

As they share spelling for some tenses/conjugations you have to see or hear the word used in a sentence in order to figure out if it's the noun or the verb.

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/My.K-9

Oh, thanks

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexander839077

jeg drikker - i am drinking

en drikk - a drink / a beverage

jeg skal drikke - i shall drink / i am going to drink

"er" is used in the same way as "ing" in English or as plural.

So "stopper" can mean both stops and stopping.

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/My.K-9

Oh, i received a good comment from a norwegian learner at level 25, a person who has learned a lot and has a lot of experience. Thank you for your interest!I understand.

August 10, 2019
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