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"We were stopped by the police."

Translation:Vi ble stoppet av politiet.

July 22, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oulenz

Kunne dette være vi ble stanset av politiet? Hvis ikke, hva er forskjellen mellom stanse og stoppe?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ravnin

Yes you could use "vi ble stanset av politiet".

As I see it, "stanse" is a more old-fashioned word, that I can't say I hear a whole lot anymore. "stanse" is also a more posh/fancy word in a sense, while "stoppe" is more down to earth.

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