Verb of the week: bli
Pierre's verb of the week
This week's verb is a special one. It is one of the most
common verbs in Norwegian, and it has several meanings and uses.
The verb is "å bli", "to become, to stay, to be (+verb)".
This word can be used together with a past participle of another
verb to formulate the passive voice. You can say:
Anders slo Lars. (Anders hit Lars. [active voice])
Lars ble slått av Anders. (Lars was hit by Anders. [passive voice])
å bli= to become (infinitive)
du blir = you become (present tense)
du ble = you became (simple past tense)
du er/har blitt = you have become (past participle)
'du' means 'you'.
La oss prøve dette verbet:
Let's try out this verb:
Vil du bli millionær?
Do you want to become a millionaire? (Norwegian TV show)
Været blir varmere for hver dag.
The weather is getting warmer every day.
Jeg ble hjemme i dag.
I stayed home today.
Dette treet ble truffet av lyn i fjor.
This tree was struck by lightning last year. (passive voice)
Rod Stewart er blitt kristen.
Rod Stewart has become [a] Christian. (newspaper headline)
Prøv å skrive noen setninger med dette verbet!
Try to write some sentences using this verb!
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