"Alderen hennes er over et århundre."

Translation:Her age is over a century.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/MaximilianB.

ei gammel jente

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/edwin.walker

Would anyone actually say this sentence? It's really odd.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kirstm
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It is. But the phrase was made in order to emphasize its structure.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seventwelve81
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May sound weird in English but still makes sense, generally speaking.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolingoHepCat
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So, is this the way a Norwegian would say, "She is over a hundred years old?"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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"Hun er over hundre år gammel" would be a closer translation for that.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TeemuLabura

So, what does the first sentence mean then ("Alderen hennes er over et århundre.")?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skynightstar
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It means "her age is over a century".

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpiguelR

That is not very polite, Duo!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Agent187
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Not with Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oulenz
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There is no difference in pronounciation between et and ett, right? In which case this should also accept alderen hennes er over ett århundre

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vildand91

Not in pronunciation, but you would stress "ett" more than "et". There is a subtle difference in meaning as well: if you use "ett" then the fact that it's one (and not two) is the important part of the sentence. "Alderen hennes er over ett århundre, ikke to".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oulenz
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So to get this clear, when you hear this sentence, you definitely don't hear ett?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vildand91

I don't. Technically, they're pronounced the same, but "ett" would've been stressed - and would've stood out from the rest of the sentence. "Et" melts into the sentence, if that makes sense.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oulenz
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It does, thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vildand91

:)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Frenger5
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The way "alderen" is pronounced doesn't sound right to me. Is the 'r' supposed to be silent?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Varkatzas

Alder probably comes from the German word Alter.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elilla.b
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It's from Old Norse aldr, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą, which also became Old High German altar → German Alter. So Norwegian "alder" doesn't quite come from German, but they're sibling-words, ultimately from the same source.

3 years ago
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