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de lager meg glad

English translation: They make me glad

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Norwegian term or phrase:de lager meg glad
English translation:They make me glad
Entered by: Andy Bell
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22:07 Mar 2, 2002
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: de lager meg glad
someone said it to me
beni
They make me glad
Explanation:
Literal translation. Although I'm curious as to whether a native Norwegian said this. In my experience "de gjøre meg glad" literally they "do" me glad.

Thereæs no literal translation of "glad" in English, it's really a question of context. One can be "glad i" someone, i.e love them, but it falls somewhere in the middle ground I feel between love and happy. Maybe one of my Norwegian colleagues would care to confirm-refute my opinion.
HTH
Andy

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Note added at 2002-03-03 07:06:01 (GMT)
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Think you\'re right Erlind re\' \"lage\" versus \"gjøre\"- I suppose equally the writer could have intended it to mean \"happy\". It\'s an ambiguous piece.
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4 +2They make me glad
Andy Bell


  

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29 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
They make me glad


Explanation:
Literal translation. Although I'm curious as to whether a native Norwegian said this. In my experience "de gjøre meg glad" literally they "do" me glad.

Thereæs no literal translation of "glad" in English, it's really a question of context. One can be "glad i" someone, i.e love them, but it falls somewhere in the middle ground I feel between love and happy. Maybe one of my Norwegian colleagues would care to confirm-refute my opinion.
HTH
Andy

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Note added at 2002-03-03 07:06:01 (GMT)
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Think you\'re right Erlind re\' \"lage\" versus \"gjøre\"- I suppose equally the writer could have intended it to mean \"happy\". It\'s an ambiguous piece.


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Andy Bell
Local time: 12:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 88
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Erling Dugan: Sounds like an English speaking person tried to translate: "You make me happy". The word "lage" means "make" in a literal sense like "lage mat" meaning "make food"
1 hr

agree  Trond Ruud: Enig, ser unektelig Norglish ut
17 hrs
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