"Jeg vil reise med motorsykkel til butikken."
Translation:I want to travel by motorcycle to the store.
'I will travel to the store'.... Unless that's a Norwegian making a monthly pilgrimage to nearest supermarket East of the border, this sentence makes very little sense.....
In the Arctic circle, a trip to the store is rather more involved than you might think.
It´s not a nonsense sentence. It means exactly the same thing as just ¨going to the store¨. While it may not be the most common way of stating it, the meaning is essentially the same. Plenty of people say they travel to work or other everyday places. A creative sentence will help you remember words and usages you might otherwise forget.
Does anyone else have a really hard time hearing med? I keep hearing min and thinking they are travelling specifically on their bike.
OK, confused again: "Jeg vil reise" here is I want to travel, but should it not be "I will travel"? If I desire to travel, should I not say "Jeg ønsker å reise"? I am confused as to when "vil" means "wants to" , and when it means "will"
I think if you want to say 'I will travel', you can also just use 'skal'. 'Jeg skal reise.'
'Jeg ønsker å reise' is indeed more like 'I wish to travel'.
But I'm also still learning. Google Translate ironically uses both options depending on what sentence you put in the English section:
I'll travel - Jeg skal reise
I will travel - Jeg vil reise
And even more fun is swapping the languages a few times [in Google Translate], where every single option listed above ultimately gets turned into;
I want to travel - Jeg vil reise
i wrote: "I will go with motorcycle to the shop". It wasn't accepted because of the article "A". Please correct me if i'm wrong but shouldn't there be "Jeg vil reise med EN motorsykkel til butikken" if i need to add the "a" before motorcycle? thanks
It wasn't accepted because that's not proper English. You could say "go ON a motorcycle" (with the article "a") or "go BY motorcycle" (no article).
"I will ride my motorbike to the shop." is the translation i got. Where does "my" come into play ?
I put "I want to motorcycle to the store" which was marked wrong. Then I put "I want to travel with a motorcycle to the store" and it was marked correct. I would think a motorcycle would make a lousy travel companion.
it would be nice to leave out nonsense sentences like this, they are just confusing and add absolutely nothing to the learning process. Tusen takk!