når

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

når

  1. when

Verb[edit]

når

  1. present tense of

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse nær, hvé nær, through når som.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

når

  1. when, whenever, every time (of regular occurrences)
    Jeg ble alltid glad når jeg møtte Erik på gaten.
    I was always happy when I met Erik on the street.
    Når jeg er i Oslo, besøker jeg ofte Vikingskipmuseet.
    When in Oslo, I often visit the Viking Ship Museum.
  2. when (at a specific time in the future)
    Når det slutter å regne, går vi ut.
    When it stops raining, we’ll go outside.

Usage notes[edit]

når is used either to refer to regular occurrences or to a specific time in the future. To refer to a specific time in the past, da is used. når and da are often confused in informal speech, and in some spoken dialects their use may be the opposite of the norm for written Norwegian.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hvé nær

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

når

  1. when (at what time)
    Når kommer du?
    When will you arrive?

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

når

  1. present tense of

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

når

  1. present tense of .