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"Do you want to work today?"

Translation:Vil du jobbe i dag?

3 years ago

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Is there a difference between "arbeide" and "jobbe"? I.e. can you also say "Vil du arbeide i dag?

3 years ago

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You could say that, but it's more common to use 'jobbe' in that case.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jersebas
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Ok thanks! Any reason why it's more common? Is there any difference between the two? As far as I know both translate as "work" in English? I saw another example on Duo where arbeide was used for "work" ("Vil du arbeide med meg") but I can't see why that situation is different ;)

3 years ago

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You could also say "Vil do jobbe med meg". I don't really know if there are any rules, maybe it's regional or something, but 'jobbe' seems to be preferred in most cases (people like shorter words).

3 years ago

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How do you tell if 'vil du' means 'do you want' or 'will you'?

1 year ago

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I think it always has the inflection of "do you want" while "skal du" translates to a more solid "will you?"

7 months ago