Learn About Adverbs in Norwegian Part 4

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If you don’t know about adverbs in Norwegian, you should first read the following:

1. Learn About Adverbs in Norwegian Part 1

2. Learn About Adverbs in Norwegian Part 2

3. Learn About Adverbs in Norwegian Part 3

This is the last post in the series about adverbs in Norwegian. Here we shall learn about some adverbs that depend on whether the verb is causing any “movement” or not. Below examples should help to make things clear.

With Movement Without Movement
Han går inn.

He goes in.

Han er inne.

He is in.

Han går ut.

He goes out.

Han er ute.

He is out.

Han går opp.

He goes up.

Han er oppe.

He is up.

Han går ned.

He goes down.

Han er nede.

He is down.

Han kommer hit.

He comes here.

Han er her.

He is here.

Han går dit.

He goes there.

Han er der.

He is there.

Han går hjem.

He goes home.

Han er hjemme.

He is home.

I remember these adverbs in such a way:

If there is no movement involved then there is an additional e attached to the adverb like it’s holding back the movement (e.g. inne, ute).

Of course there are some exceptions (her, der).

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4 Replies to “Learn About Adverbs in Norwegian Part 4”

  1. Kevin has really taken a genuine interest in teaching us norwegian language.
    Not only he has posted the list but also tried to explain it in a simple but effective way.

    Thanks a lot Kevin.

  2. I like to think of “tiletsteds” and “påetsteds” adverbs. (to a place / in a place). If anyone cares about historical development, the longer forms (hjemme ‘ at home) are remains from old dative forms. To a place (hjem) are older ‘accusative’ forms. No need to worry about the historical reasons if it doesn’t interest you, however.

    If I may be allowed to confuse the issue– one can say ‘han går UTE’ — it means he is walking (around) OUTSIDE. So there is no motion TO OUTSIDE here.

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