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"Jeg vil gerne tro dig."

Translation:I want to believe you.

May 5, 2015



Why "want to believe" with "vil gerne" ? When does it mean "would like to" and when "want to" ?


I thought to believe someone was 'tro på'? It was in a sentence a few exercises ago. Is there any reason it's just 'tro' here?

[deactivated user]

    To add to Frederik's answer:

    Jeg tror på dig! = You can do it! or I believe in your existence! or I trust you! or I believe what you're telling me!

    Jeg tror dig = I believe what you're telling me

    As Frederik said, you can use both in this example.


    In this example you can say both. But 'tro på' can also mean to 'believe in (the existence or capacity of) something/someone', while if you just say 'tro' it can only mean believe if something is true or not.

    So 'tro på mig' can mean both 'believe in me' and believe me', while 'tro mig' only can mean 'believe me'


    See below. Why not "I would like to believe you"?


    How would one say, "I want you to believe?" Jeg vil gerne dig at tro?

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