"Jenta hopper opp og ned."

Translation:The girl is jumping up and down.

June 2, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KrutoChuvak

I"ve seen in a lot of sources that "up" and "down" are spelled "oppe" and "nede." Is this something to worry about?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eva.lyus

With -e it is stationary. So the girl would be jumping kind of upstairs and downstairs... | without -e it is a movement from up to down


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IbnSyena

Can "opp og ned" also be used as in saying "I'm taking a taxi up and down"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benchch

the fast version sounds like she is saying opp on ned

does the g in og blend with an n if the n is after?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AutumnAkin1

Can it also mean the girl is hopping up and down?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jen185648

What's wrong with 'jumps up and down'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae

It's accepted on our end, provided your first word was "the girl".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ondtogviltonsket

My granny used to tell me as a kid that 'I had(embodied) the Noah's goatling(kid) in my body, because I jumped like that'. I mean that's a regional saying here in Brazil that it's said to a child that never keeps still and quiet. Is there some saying alike in Norwegian?

Edit: For those who are wondering why someone would say such a thing to a kid...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58-atNakMWw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpNK_wd7Km4


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae

There's a phrase we teach in the course, "å ha lopper i blodet" (to have fleas in one's blood), which covers anything from fidgety behaviour to jumping around like that; the inability to sit still.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ondtogviltonsket

Uhm... I don't remember that one... Could this happen to be a new sentence? Can I say it to a child unrestrainedly, I mean without this sounding rude?

"The brazilian version" (to have the goatling of Noah in one's body) has something playful and fun in it. Perhaps with a certain reference to the expression Boys will be boys in its meaning, you know! Would "the norwegian version" have this same "atmosphere"/mood?

Sorry if I could not be able to express myself intelligibly here but 'articulating' in english is always an issue for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae

It's just one out of thousands of sentences, so there's a good chance you haven't run into it yet. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/18109790

I wouldn't say the Norwegian phrase is inherently playful, but neither would I be afraid to upset anyone with it. It's not an insult, though if the context called for sitting still, it could act as a friendly reprimand.

"Gutter er gutter" is the Norwegian equivalent of "boys will be boys", but that holds a different meaning to me.

And no worries, I have the same issue at times. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ondtogviltonsket

Ah, great! Although I haven't been totally capable to explain it... lol! I see that both expressions are very similar in use and meaning.

Yes, "boys will be boys" holds a meaning completely different... I meant it conveys a similar tone/mood... In other words, it is not kinda offensive... !

I really didn't remember that sentence. But I already jotted down it here.

Merci chérie!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/em915217

my translation of "the girl jumps up and down" was marked as incorrect. does this sort of thing require the progressive present? if yes, why?

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