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"Kjæresten hans jobber med oss."

Translation:His boyfriend works with us.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Loekild
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Can you say kjæresta for girl- and kjæresten for boyfriend?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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No, it's a masculine noun, so it's "kjæresten" regardless of the gender of the person.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/boo913
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Some regional dialects will do so, (and some will use feminine form exclusively) but it is not correct bokmål.

1 year ago

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Why does "kjæreste" translate to "sweetheart" and "partner" but not "beloved"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ravnin

Beloved would translate into 'elskede'.

But I would say that 'kjæreste' has so many different meanings that 'beloved' could also be used.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DiaconuVlad

why "kjæresten hans" is not his girlfriend? this would sound more natural in my opinion

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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They're both accepted answers, as "kjæreste" can refer to either gender.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DiaconuVlad

I was thinking on the translation. His boyfriend sound like same gender, so that's why I asked why the " his girlfriend" was not accepted

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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It's accepted on our end, so if it weren't for you then there must have been a bug of some kind.

"His boyfriend" implies that they're both men in that specific English translation, yes, while the Norwegian "kjæresten hans" is gender neutral and can mean either "his boyfriend" or "his girlfriend".

2 years ago

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Well Deli, just for fun I tried "his boyfriend" and it went thru as correct. Bravo for consistency!! 10jul17

1 year ago

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I put "his girlfriend" and it was accepted just fine, as it's the main meaning of kjæresten hans. Perhaps you made another mistake.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rikvik

Are there gender specific words for beloved m / f?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/boo913
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In informal contexts, most (particularly young people) will use "Typen" (The guy), and "Dama" (The lady/The Dame). Neither is a super affectionate term, and most of the time is used in the posessive context, "typen hennes", "Dama hans". Addressing your own partner with either is at least a bit of a sleight. For affectionate terms, "elskling", "elskede", both lit. mean beloved, but is gender neutral.

1 year ago

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I put "special one", but it didn't accept it, is there a specific way to say that?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaSofieS3

I put "his significant other" and it was accepted.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cactus7652

Bo homo

3 months ago