igjen

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse í gegn ("against"), from í ("in, on") and gegn ("straight, direct"). Compare Old English gegn and ongean (the origin of "again"); English again, Danish igen and German gegen.

Adverb[edit]

igjen

  1. Again (not last time)
    Vi sees vel snart igjen? = we'll see each other again, right?
    Æsj, nå må jeg gjøre det igjen = bah, now I have to do it again
  2. Back
    Ta det med ro, du skal få igjen pengene dine = calm down, you'll get your money back
  3. Remaining, left
    Søren, jeg har bare to kjeks igjen = damn, I've only get two cookies left
  4. To be shut, closed
    Lukk igjen døren! = close the door!
    Klapp igjen! = shut up!
  5. In turn
    Hun sa det til læreren, som igjen sa det til rektor = She told her teacher, who in turn told the Principal

Derived terms[edit]

  • Å ta igjen = to get even, retaliate, catch up (with), fight back
  • Igjen og igjen = again and again, over and over again
  • Om igjen = over again (one more time)

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