"Du er en mann."

Translation:You are a man.

May 23, 2015



How would someone pronounce "er"? I'm having trouble with it.


Well, to err is human, my friend.


"er" is like english "be" but infinitive of "er" is "være". so infinitive - være, present tense is- er, past tense is - var. you need to catch this.


This is actually quite similar to Danish and Swedish.

^ No surprise though, as they are all Scandinavian(aka Germanic) languages.


It is not so far from English as it used to before the 19th century: "Thou art a man".


Haha, I just noticed that!


when is it mann vs mannen?


Mann = Man Mannen = The man

Not a native speaker so excuse me if I'm incorrect


Bokmål - Du er en mann.
Nynorsk - Du er ein mann.


Is 'en' pronounced like the letter 'M' in English? Couldn't quite distinguish


The /n/ of "en" will sometimes be pronounced closer to the following consonant, becoming a nasal with the same place of articulation as it. So roughly "m" before m, b, p, "ng" before k and g, and just "n" elsewhere. It is always correct to say "n" in any case, but most Norwegian speakers will not notice which pronunciation they use. Note that this is common in quite rapid speech. If you use the other nasals in slow speech, it would sound unnatural, so I advice you to stick to "n" until you develop the fluency needed. Good luck!


As someone said in other comment.. Its pronounced like the "en" in "When"


What is the difference between Du er en mann and Dere er en mann. Thanks.


Du er en mann. - You are a man.
"Dere er en maan." is grammatically wrong.
"Dere" means "you" (more than one person) or you all, you guys.
The right one should be "Dere er menn" "You are men".


what's the difference between en and et?


The article used with neuter nouns is et, e.g., et hus / huset; et egg / egget.
The article used with masculine nouns is en, e.g., en bil / bilen.
The en article can also be used with feminine nouns, e.g., en seng / sengen. Alternatively, you can use ei as the indefinite article with feminine nouns, e.g., ei jente, and an a ending for the definite form, e.g., jenta (the girl).


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