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Norwegian: stop to do/ stop doing på norsk

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by jm88, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. jm88 Senior Member

    Oslo, Norge
    Chinese
    Hva er de henholdsvis på norsk? Det viser samme på Google translation.

    Takk for hjelpen:)
     
  2. bicontinental Senior Member

    U.S.A.
    English (US), Danish, bilingual
    Hi jm88,
    While we are waiting for the natives...:)

    If you stop doing (stop + gerund) something, e.g. washing clothes, you are already washing them and you stop this activity: (To) stop washing clothes… holde opp/slutte (med) å vaske klær. Ref. 7: http://www.nob-ordbok.uio.no/perl/ordbok.cgi?OPP=slutte&begge=+&ordbok=begge&ava=ava)

    When you stop to do (stop + infinitive) something, you stop or interrupt what you are doing in order to, or with the purpose of doing something else: (To) stop to wash clothes. Stoppe for å vaske klær.

    Consider these headlines from Google:
    Ingen stoppet for å hjelpe (...stopped to help)
    Har man sluttet å hjelpe hverandre nå? ( …stopped helping each other now?)

    Bic.
     
  3. NorwegianNYC Senior Member

    New York, NY, USA
    Norwegian
    Bic - no need for natives with such excellent explanations!
     
  4. jm88 Senior Member

    Oslo, Norge
    Chinese
    Nå skjønner jeg. Tusen takk, dere!
     
  5. bicontinental Senior Member

    U.S.A.
    English (US), Danish, bilingual
    You're welcome, jm88...and thanks NYC!

    Bic.
     

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