Kvantorer

This post presents the so-called kvantorer (i.e. words that express a quantity which can be counted or not). They work like adjectives and usually precede substantives. After most part of the kvantorer we use substantives in the indefinite form.

Used with uncountable nouns:

English Norwegian
m./f. n.
all the milk/all the butter all melk(a) alt smør(et)
enough milk/enough butter nok melk nok smør
a little milk/a little butter lite melk litt smør
some milk/some butter noe melk noe smør
much milk/much butter mye melk mye smør
no milk/no butter ikke noe melk ikke noe smør
I have both (I have milk and butter) Jeg har begge deler (Jeg har melk og smør)

Used with countable nouns:

English Norwegian
m./f. n. def.form plural
a whole day/a whole bread en hel dag et helt brød hele dagen/brødet
enough milk/enough butter nok melk nok smør
a little milk/a little butter lite melk litt smør
some milk/some butter noe melk noe smør
much milk/much butter mye melk mye smør
no milk/no butter ikke noe melk ikke noe smør
I have both (I have milk and butter) Jeg har begge deler (Jeg har melk og smør)

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