derfor

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Danish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

derfor

  1. therefore
  2. (formal) for this, for that, for it
    • 1908, Ugeskrift for läger
      Hvis jeg virkelig har voldt en saadan Forsmædelse, som Etatsraad Hoff skriver, maa han i første Række takke sig selv derfor.
      If I have truly caused such humiliation as etatsraad Hoff writes, then he must, first and foremost, thank himself for this.
    • 1980, Denmark, Ministerialtidende for Kongeriget Danmark
      I arresthuse (Københavns fængsler) kan institutionens leder tillade udlevering af båndoptagere med mikrofon, såfremt omstændighederne i det enkelte tilfælde taler derfor.
      In arrest houses (the prisons of Copenhagen), the leader of the institution may permit the handing out of tape recorders with microphones, if the circumstances of the individual case call for it.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adverb[edit]

derfor

  1. therefore
    Det regna, derfor tok han med seg paraplyen.
    It was raining, therefore he brought his umbrella.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From der (there) +‎ for (for). Akin to English therefore.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

derfor

  1. therefore
    Det regna, derfor tok han med seg paraplyen.
    It was raining, therefore he brought his umbrella.

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