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15:15 Aug 24, 2001
English to Norwegian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: you
you are pretty
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Summary of answers provided
na +1dustratos
na +1du, DeEven Eifring
nadu,deg,dere,De,Dere,man,en
Vedis Bjørndal


  

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7 mins peer agreement (net): +1
du


Explanation:
du er pen




    Native Norwegian speaker living in Canada
stratos
Canada
Local time: 16:15
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  laugen
4 hrs
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8 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
du, De


Explanation:
In practically all cases you will say 'du', however, there exists another form 'De' (pronounced 'dee'), which is or was used to be polite. It corresponds to German 'Sie', French 'vous' and Spanish 'usted'. 30 years ago it was still much in use, but, probably since Norway is an egalitarian society, its use has diminished ever since, and it's now practically obsolete.


    Native Norwegian living in Norway.
Even Eifring
Local time: 01:15
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in pair: 75

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Trond Ruud: 'De'/'dee' corresponds to the archaic english 'thee' I guess?
12 days
  -> I don't think that is correct. 'Thou'/'thee' corresponded to 'du/deg', and it was 'you' that corresponded to 'De'.
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1 day 12 hrs
du,deg,dere,De,Dere,man,en


Explanation:
"you" in English equals "du,deg,De"-singular, "dere,Dere" - plural, and "man,en" - indefinite pronouns. The correct translation therefore depends on the context.

Vedis Bjørndal
Norway
Local time: 01:15
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in pair: 259
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