"En jente spiser et smørbrød."

Translation:A girl is eating a sandwich.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/charlesisbozo

Does Norwegian differentiate between "eats" and "is eating"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vildand91

No, "spiser" is used for both. To specify that something is going on right now, you could say "Jeg holder på å spise nå" or simply "Jeg spiser nå."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bsk.k
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it's like the spiker says ''jenta'' here. Can someone please tell me how to say ''jente'' and ''jenta'' ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alek_d
alek_d
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Look it up at forvo.com

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bsk.k
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Thank you so much! It really helped.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bolteh
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Shouldn't this be "Ei jente spiser et smørbrød"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alek_d
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You can choose whether you want to use the article "en" or "ei" with feminine nouns.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bolteh
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Ah, didn't know that you can pretty much forget about ei and just replace it with en. Makes everything somewhat easier! Thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alek_d
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I do. I never use "ei".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IzabeleRen

Why?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lstor
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It's fairly common in Oslo, at least, to use 'en' as the article for feminine nouns. For no particular reason, I suppose, it's just part of the dialect. And as alek_d states, you can choose.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baka
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what is the difference between jente and jenta?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LINHARS
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en jente = a girl, jenta = the girl

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikVigela

I don't understand when to use jenta and jente. I know jente means "a girl" and jenta means "the girl" but why is the sentence wrong if I use jenta instead?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alek_d
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Because you are meant to translate "A girl" not "The girl".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lordhokage
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Why do I think smørbrød means smear(ed) bread, like in bread smeared with butter?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LINHARS
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Smør is butter, and bread is brød,so you might say that smørbrød is bread with butter - and other things like ham or cheese.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Huguenot7
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New to Norsk, but am noticing so far that it seems to have some German cognates in the vocabulary. Jenta vs. Flicka, spiser vs. äter etc. My questions are: does this hold true throughout, and if so why is Norsk more like German than Svenska is? Norway seems farher away on the map...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GabrielKer1

Why do they change between "Jenta" and "Jente"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LINHARS
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En jente = a girl,
jenta = the girl

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GabrielKer1

Thanks for the help!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanRobert819728

I wrote A GIRL which is en jente but it was stated there that I was incorrect and it should be ONE girl not A girl

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julia802621

If it comes to articles: "en/ei" is used for the femenine ones and "et" for the masculine ones, right? Are there any others?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lstor
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There are three:

  • Masculine: en (e.g. en gutt)
  • Feminine: ei or en (e.g. ei jente or en jente)
  • Neutral: et (e.g. et hus)
1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nate236880

Why would I ever have to say this in Norway?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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If you want a phrasebook, this isn't it. A language course aims to teach you how to produce your own sentences.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaCoggi

I am a not good with indefinite vs. definite pronouns.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KG2hWGZq
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In some cases though it writes "en jente" it sounds "en jenta". Is it something right and natural that happens actually in everyday speaking or is it an error?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jamiermj98

I keep mixing "Jenta" and "Jente" up. Anyone have any advice?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LINHARS
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a girl = en/ei jente

the girl = jenta

girls = jenter

the girls = jentene

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VanNikkel

I wrote: A girl is eating a open sandwich. And it correceted me to: A girl is eating 1 open sandwich. Does this mean I should've typed 'an' instead of 'a'?!?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CheeseyChan

yes, going by english grammar, you never use 'a' as in 'a apple' it would always be 'an' in front of vowels like 'an apple' and 'a girl is eating AN open sandwich' instead of 'A open sandwich'. hope this helped.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LINHARS
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An open sandwich is correct. 1 open sandwich would be: 'ett smørbrød' instead of two.'En jente spiser ett smørbrød. ikke to.'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChloKokx

*et. :-)

2 years ago
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