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"Jeg kan sove absolutt hvor som helst."

Translation:I can sleep absolutely anywhere.

August 5, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rbsnh
  • 2194

Ok. I could use some help with these "............ som helst" expressions. I am having a terribly hard time trying to understand them. Can someone please explain it? thank you.


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

Generally these would apply, but some may have several translation.

  • hva som helst = anything

  • hvor som helst = anywhere

  • hvem som helst = anyone

  • hvilken som helst = whichever

  • hva som helst = anything/whatever (not as in "whatever, dude")

'Hvordan som helst' doesn't work, though.

I might have missed some, but these should cover the most important ones.


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

Når som helst = anytime :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiaaV
  • 1518

Could you give any kind of word-by-word translation? What is the etymology of helst? som = as, like, one so am I close with these? hva som helst = what one prefers = no preference regarding what = whatever hvor som helst - where one prefers = no preference regarding location = wherever hvem som helst = whom one prefers = no preference regarding person = whomever/whoever hvilken som helst = which one prefers= no preference between choices = whichever når som helst = when one prefers = no preference regarding time = whenever


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

"i can really sleep everywhere" isn't an acceptable translation? That makes no sense to me.


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

Anywhere isn't the same as everywhere.


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

Could you also say Jeg kan absolutt sove hvor som helst, "I can absolutely/definitely sleep anywhere"? Takk


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

yeah, i'd guess so

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