Wondering whether you could say 'Jeg er kjedelig' - as in written English - I am bored?
I'm not a native speaker so I might be wrong, but I think that would mean 'I am boring'
It's similar to saying goodbye in Norwegian. They literally say "have it good" - "ha det bra"
Only here it's "I have it boring" to mean "I am bored"
I think it's just an idiom we need to memorize.
In my experience, it's "Hi bored. I'm Al." I only got that kind of thing from my mom's uncle Al.
Finding 'kjedelig' really difficult to pronounce for some reason. Anyone got any helpful tips in that regard?
She(d) - de - li(ve) - g(ust). Start with the 'she' from shed. Then de, which is 'the' without the H. Then the first two letters of live, and then the round g, like in gust.
Might be easier if you break it up like this: kje-de-lig.
Try saying it maybe like "hyed-li", and press the tongue tight against the top of the mouth while pronouncing the "y". (That's English 'y'. Norsk 'j'.)
This seems similar to spanish where they might say "tengo hambre" as in I have hunger instead of I am hungry
I spanish you can say "estoy hambriento" (I'm hungry) but it's not usual at least in Argentina..
Since the thing I often hear is "jeg kjeder meg", I took a wild shot by translating this as "I am getting bored", but according to duolingo I got it wrong.
"Jeg kjeder meg" is definitely a popular phrase and should be correct, if it hasn't already been accepted.
wait! I am confused, how does this sentence even construct, and treated as normal?
It is an expression. They say literally (I have it boring.) "Jeg har det kjedelig." while we say "I am bored." You cannot translate expressions word for word.
Why is this not "Jeg er (word for bored)?"
Off topic, why don't Norwegian keyboards have [ and ], or are they hiding on me?
If you're using Windows, open the built-in "onscreen keyboard" app to see where they would be. Should be something similar on Mac and Linux too.