nenna

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

nenna (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative nennti, supine nennt)

  1. (transitive, governs the dative) to be bothered to do something, to bother , to feel like doing something, to care to do something
    Nennirðu að sækja Lilju í leikskólann?
    Could you pick Lilja up from the kindergarden?
    Ég nenni svo ekki að gera þetta.
    I so can't be bothered to do this.
    Ég er ekki að fara að nenna þessu..
    I'm not about to be bothered to do this..
    Nennikki að standa upp.
    Too lazy to stand up.
    Neibb nenni'ggi.
    Nope, can't be arsed.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term has no proper English equivalent. It can often be translated with "would (you be bothered)" or "could (you be bothered)". Only using the words "would" or "could" to translate nenna would not be sufficient, as those words denote the meaning of "ability", but nenna also denotes the meaning of "being bothered with".
    Nennirðuslökkva á helvítis sjónvarpinu?
    Would you turn off the fucking TV?

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish niña

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /'nenna/

Noun[edit]

nenna f (plural nnenne)

  1. girl (expecially in a jokeful manner)