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Well, in English it's quite easy, you've got one singel verb for it: "to love". That's it. And of course "to like", "to adore", to "worship" etc. When you think about it, you've got different kinds of love. At least not if you ask a Norwegian Lover 2 - Van Otterdyke* - Specials To my husband, I would rather say "jeg elsker deg" I love you while to my best friends, I would rather say "jeg er glad i deg" I love you; or literally "I'm glad in you", but that translation does not accurately translate the strong feelings behind this expression!
In other words: it's serious!! The expression "jeg er glad i deg" - since you can't say "jeg elsker deg" to a friend - can have the same kind of strength as a "jeg elsker deg", it's just that it's not considered as the same kind of love. I guess you use "jeg elsker deg" when the person is considered as a part of you, that you have a chosen family bond.
Of course, not everybody uses these expressions as strictly as that. I know that teenage girls have a thing for saying that they "elsker" their friends.
What you should know is that - in a couple - going from a "jeg er glad i deg" to a "jeg elsker deg" is a big deal! So, if you're in a couple with a Norwegian, you should know how important the difference between the two really is! Hope this didn't get to complicated for you! And I hope that you feel more confident about using the two expressions Straight From The Heart - Various - Garage Nation than you were before :.
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Hi there! Ever wondered how Norwegians talk Norwegian Lover 2 - Van Otterdyke* - Specials things and people they love? I guess not!
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