Learn About Pointing Out in Norwegian

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I am sure by now you are quite familiar with the Norwegian pronouns. If not, you should check out the following posts:

  1. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 1
  2. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 2
  3. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 3
  4. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 4
  5. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 5

This post will show you how to use some pronouns when you want to point out to something or someone. The pronouns that we use for this purpose are shown below.

Hankjønn/HunkjønnIntetkjønnFlertall
To point far awaydendetde
To point near bydennedettedisse

As shown above, den, det, de are used when we want to point out to something that is far away. Denne, dette, disse are used to point out to something that is near by. Below are some examples that should make things clearer.

NorwegianEnglish
Den bilen er min.
That car is mine.
Den boka er min.
That book is mine.
Det huset er mitt.
That house is mine.
De bilene er mine.
Those cars are mine.
Denne bilen er min.
This car is mine.
Denne boka er min.
This book is mine.
Dette huset er mitt.
This house is mine.
Disse bilene er mine.
These cars are mine.

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One thought on “Learn About Pointing Out in Norwegian

  1. Louis Janus

    this topic is a great time to remind students of ‘double bestemt’ — the double definiteness of most Norwegian dialects.

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