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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]



  1. past participle of føde


født (neuter singular født, definite singular and plural fødte)

  1. born

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Usage notes[edit]

One always uses present tense, "er født", when the person or animal in question is still alive, but past tense, "var født", if said person is no longer alive. Hence the statement "He was born..." could be expressed either as "Han var født..." - implying that "he" is deceased - or "Han er født..." implying that "he" is still alive. A third, more neutral, option would be to use the -s form of the passive voice of the verb føde: "Han fødtes....".