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"Barnet elsker dere."

Translation:The child loves you.

May 28, 2015



This is great, it accepted "y'all" as you/you all as correct. This Texan appreciates that.


It seems most other languages have some common form for the pluralised "you," but most English speakers won't employ this awesome word "y'all." I'm not even a Texan, but I still think it's a great word which could be used more often!


Ye = you all :) although not used much and a bit archaic i'ts still there


Good point! So "ye" would count as a formal middle English pluralisation of you/thou, and is still used in a few places today. A little searching on Wiki turned up some additional interesting informal cases: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You#Informal_plural_forms


No plural 'you' in Hindustani too. People just say "ŧum sab" or "āp sab" which just means 'you all', the former being the informal and the latter being the formal term of use.


You are nice Larsalonian


I almost put that. Now I wish I had.


I've been having difficulties hearing the differences between "barna" and "barnet". Could someone clarify, please?


It's hard to tell. The audio for this one seems particularly bad. I listened closely for about 10 times, and decided that she was definitely saying "barna".


I'm doing practice and was pretty sure this was "barnet" from seeing it before. Even then, I listened to the slow version and only just barely able to hear it was indeed "barnet".

Certainly would be easier if the T weren't silent.


When do you use deg and when dere? I am confused.


Du = (Singular) "You" subject. Deg = (Singular) "You" object. Dere = (Plural) "You" subject/object (works for both). Same meaning as "y'all".

Examples: You like us. (You plural & subject) ---> Dere liker oss. They love you. (You plural & object) ---> De elsker dere. You like him. (You singular & subject). ---> Du liker ham. I love you. (You singular & object) ---> Jeg elsker deg.


What's the difference between an object and a subject ? Because I can't see any in your comment.


Sorry, the formatting was bad.

Of course, I'm assuming that you know what are objects and subjects in English. Here's a detailed explanation

In English you can talk about both one or more people using You, and even more conveniently, it can be used as both subjects and objects. In Norwegian you have to differentiate between them.


Du liker oss: You like us. (Here, you is singular and is also a subject)

Jeg elsker deg: I love you. (You is singular & an object)

Dere liker ham: You like him. (You is plural & a subject)

De elsker dere: They love you. (You is plural & an object)

So, basically, dere can be used as both a subject and an object (it doesn't change) when you're talking to more than one person. But du is only used as a subject, the object form is deg, and it's only used when you are talking to ONE person.


Dang, I listened several times to see if I could tell if it's barnet or barna, and in the end, it sounded less like barnEH (barnet) than barnAH (barna), so I went with the latter. And of course, it's wrong. Rats.


I have so much trouble hearing the difference between "barnet" and "barna" - any tips?


I have been lobbying all of Norway to start saying "barnene" instead of "barna". That would make it all so much easier! But so far, no takers... rats...


Find it hard to hear the difference between barnet and barna


Can someone explain if, and if so why, the D is silent here?


The D is not silent. But when R is followed by D you get one of those "retroflex" sounds, and the D is so clipped that it can be hard to hear. You can search for some pronunciation videos, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRegrgHDLq4


just like sjmc69, four years ago, I am really struggling to tell the difference in the audio between "barnet" and "barna". I listen and listen, time and time again, and I can discern no difference.


Can't hear difference between barnet and barna and the context doesn't help.

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