"Glassene er skitne."

Translation:The glasses are dirty.

May 31, 2015

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Well, this one will be easy to remember... Although a little extreme. :)


absolutely) well you can't deny that shit makes dirt)))


well technically shit makes dritt på norsk :P


I don't think I've seen this answered in the tips section : for adjectives ending in 'en', does the ending always turn into 'ne' in the plural form ?


In all cases I can think of off the top of my head, yes.


Thanks. I have just seen 'gammel' turn into 'gamle' in plural form in an exercise. Should I assume that any adjective ending in 'e + consonant' will end in 'same consonant + e' when in plural form ? For example, will 'enkel' become 'enkle' in plural ?


Yes, again with the exception of ‘liten’ m.s., ‘små’ p..


Yes, with the exception of the completely irregular adjective ‘liten’ m., ‘lita’ f., ‘lille’ n., ‘små’ p. = “little, small”.


Is the singular form 'skitten'? (En skitten dress)


How do I know which letter combinations will make the "sh" sound? It seems like "ky" "skj" "sk" and "kj" all make the same sound, but not always. How do I know when they will make the "sh" sound?


A basic guide to pronunciation can be found in the tips and notes for the first lesson, see https://www.duolingo.com/skill/nb/Basics/tips-and-notes

Regarding k and sk, it seems they get softened when followed by an i, y or j but stay hard when followed by any other letter. So when saying for example 'skitne sko' ('dirty shoes'), the 'sk' in 'skitne' is softened to a 'sh'-sound because it is followed by an 'i', while the 'sk' in 'sko' stays a hard 's-k'-sound because it is followed by an 'o' and not by 'i', 'y' or 'j'.


So, it sounds like there is a rule that adjectives ending in "en" change to ending with "ne" in the plural. Is there also some rule for when to drop one of the "t"'s? (as in skitten becomes skitne instead of skittne).


I'd like to know the answer to this as well!


i believe this is just official spelling based on pronunciation, the "t" in "skitne" is more subtle than the "t" in "skitten" so it only gets one "t", or at least that's the way i think of it. As far as i can tell Norwegian official spellings are a lot easier than English official spellings and you seem to have English down pretty well, so you shouldn't have too much trouble getting "skittne" out of your head.


Can "glassene" mean glasses as in eye-glasses, or is it just glass cup?


Just the kind of glasses you drink from. Eyeglasses are "briller".


This is my new favourite word, end of.


Why is "The glasses are ❤❤❤❤❤❤." not correct?


That doesn't have quite the same connotations.

Being "❤❤❤❤❤❤" either means being really bad or unpleasant, or covered in actual shit.


Why do people use hearts to replace cuss words? I mean, I know we shouldn't have cussing here, but why hearts?


It's an automatic profanity filter. Unfortunately, it makes it a little tricky to discuss the cognates, false friends, and etymology of certain words. :)


That's funny. I haven't seen this before, so I guess people don't use profanities very often on here.

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