spørgsmål

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Equivalent to spørge (ask) +‎ mål (language), from Old Danish spørsmaal, spursmaal, probably a remodelling of older spørgsel (= spørge +‎ -sel). Compare Old Swedish spyrsmal, Swedish spörsmål and Norwegian Bokmål spørsmål.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspœɐ̯sˌmɔˀl/, [ˈs̺b̥œɒ̯̽s̺ˌmɔ̽ˀl]

Noun[edit]

spørgsmål n (singular definite spørgsmålet, plural indefinite spørgsmål)

  1. question

Usage notes[edit]

  • ask, as in to ask a question, translates as stille, not spørge. Thus, She asks them a question translates as Hun stiller dem et spørgsmål, not *Hun spørger dem et spørgsmål.

Declension[edit]