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Grammar Extras #1 - "Ja, det er jeg", "Ja, det gjør jeg" - shortcut responses! Practice Norwegian

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In this episode we're starting a new little series about small bits of helpful and useful expressions, that are common in everyday speech.

And a very helpful way of not repeating the whole phrase in a reponse to a question, we often say f.ex. "Yes, I can" or "Yes, I do".

Ex:
Kan du sykle? Ja, det kan jeg.
Vil du spise? Ja, det vil jeg.
Sykler du til jobben? Ja det gjør jeg.

The rule is this:
kan, vil, skal, må + er/har in the question => repeat the verb in the response.
All others verbs as question => put "gjør" in the response.

Fill-ins:
Er du glad i dag? Ja, det ... jeg.
Kan du spille gitar? Ja, det ... jeg.
Drikker du kaffe? Ja, det ... jeg.

..

Great! Well done :))
😊

In this episode we're starting a new little series about small bits of helpful and useful expressions, that are common in everyday speech.

And a very helpful way of not repeating the whole phrase in a reponse to a question, we often say f.ex. "Yes, I can" or "Yes, I do".

Ex:
Kan du sykle? Ja, det kan jeg.
Vil du spise? Ja, det vil jeg.
Sykler du til jobben? Ja det gjør jeg.

The rule is this:
kan, vil, skal, må + er/har in the question => repeat the verb in the response.
All others verbs as question => put "gjør" in the response.

Fill-ins:
Er du glad i dag? Ja, det ... jeg.
Kan du spille gitar? Ja, det ... jeg.
Drikker du kaffe? Ja, det ... jeg.

..

Great! Well done :))
😊

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