"Du er fjollet."

Translation:You are so silly.

June 28, 2015



It's rather foolish that Duolingo doesn't accept "foolish". Surely the words have a common origin. It accepted "fooling around" in another sentence.

July 10, 2016


Absolutely! I also suspect daft would be a suitable translation.

July 7, 2018

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Fjollet sounds like the french "fol", crazy/ mad/ silly

June 28, 2015

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    According to Den Danske Ordbog, it actually comes from French fol !

    "fjollet" comes from the verb "at fjolle" which means to play silly. This verb in turn comes from the noun "et fjols" meaning a fool.


    OPRINDELSE via oldfransk fol fra middelalderlatin follis 'nar, opblæst person', det indskudte j i fjols har nedsættende betydning ligesom fx i fjog

    Translation: "ORIGIN via Old French fol from Medieval Latin follis 'fool/jerk, self-important person', the inserted j in fjols has a derogatory meaning as in for example fjog.

    Et bien, fool est originaire du français fol aussi.

    June 28, 2015


    Just wanted to point out it used to be "fol", but it's undergone some phonetic changes and is now spelt and pronounced fou, except before words starting with a vowel.

    April 19, 2016

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    ... and except the female form folle, pronounced 'fol'.

    April 20, 2016


    what is danish for "you are so foolish"?

    July 7, 2017
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