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  5. "En gutt har et eple."

"En gutt har et eple."

Translation:A boy has an apple.

May 22, 2015



Is it that in Norwegian verbs "to be" and "to have" are represented by the same word?


To be = å være. Present tense = er.

To have = å ha. Present tense = har.

To the beginner ear they may sound similar in pronunciation at first, but definitely different words and not interchangeable :)


Difference between "en" and "et"?


"en" is for gender and "et" is for neuter.


only if it's used as an indefinite article. And not to forget about "ei" (indefinite female article, not used in all parts of Norway)

In counting (as far as I was told when living in Norway) it depends on the dialect but I never got a satisfying definite answer. Like: one apple = et eple (or is it en?) maybe some native speakers can share some light on this?


The thing about norwegian is that the writen language is not the same as the spoken one. Where the spoken language varies to the point that we don't understand eachother, the writen language , taught here, never changes.

In parts of Norway the female article is not used vocaly, but should always be used in the written language everywhere.

there are three gramatical genders in norway: Hannkjønn (male gender) uses en Hunnkjønn (female gender) uses ei Intetkjønn (no gender) uses et


Is there any way to recognise the gender of a Word by the word itself? I mean, in spanish e.g. words ending with 'a' are mostly female, while words ending with 'o' are mostly male (if I remember that correctly...) Is there any whay to see a silmilar structure with norwegian words and I just didn't figured it out yet or do you just have to learn the gender of each word?


In "har" is the h pronounced? I think I hear a soft h in the audio.


Yep, it's pronounced. H is silent before V (hva, hvor, hvitt, etc) but gently audible is most other circumstances, same type of sound as in English.


this is a really good thing to learn i mean ppl who speak other language can FINALLY know wht were saying it is so cool im on this EVERY day <3


The "t" from et wasn't supposed to be silent ?


No, the "t" from et is silent only in its definite form. E.g. Eplet.


Grammatically that makes no sense in English


Wrote Har as her.


Why has and not have??


Has is present tense and usually used when referring to something someone possesses, like "He HAS a cat" or "She HAS an apple" while have is the base form and usually used when referring to something someone did or in questions, like "I HAVE eaten an apple" or "What do you HAVE". In this scenario the sentence is in the present and is referring to something someone possesses, so you would use has.

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