"He does not love the chicken."

Translation:Han elsker ikke kyllingen.

June 2, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/Leaf891052

I am confused why they use 'liker'. Is not love 'elsker' ?

September 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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From a Norwegian point of view, English has a tendency towards hyperbole. So, where you would use "love" we'd often make do with a "like". This also means that stronger words have a stronger effect in Norwegian: if you "elsker" something, you really do love it - a lot.

Because of this, both "elsker" and "liker" are accepted as translations for "love" in this sentence.

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/_Fiery_Crystal_

Not again!

July 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LukyCharms4

:O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O

April 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ksatterness

Why is "ikke" sometimes at the end of the sentence, and sometimes in the middle? For example, "Jeg elsker deg ikke."

June 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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pronouns tend to come before 'ikke'.

June 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Das_Mia

it's the same as in german, thats how i remember it.. but that's my mothertongue, so i have it easy...

June 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KrouwCrow

Is ei not a (fem.)? To the internet!!!

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KrouwCrow

Okay so acvoring to babla dicionary it also means not... When os this used over ikke?

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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It's dialect dependent, rather than context dependent.

I'd advise you to use 'ikke' exclusively, but it's good to be aware of the alternative as you're likely to run into it either in speech or writing eventually.

September 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/floerke

What is "ei" for in this sentence? Why isn't it "Han elsker kyllingen ikke."? Does "ei" mean "not"?

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Siljeke

"Ei" can mean "not", but it is unusual/oldfashioned to use it. It is more like something you would use in a poem, in my opinion (I amNorwegian). It could be some dialects use it, though.

February 4, 2016
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