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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound word of all (all) +‎ tid (time), literally "all time", loan-translation of Middle Low German alletit.

AdverbEdit

alltid

  1. always
    Skal du alltid klage?
    Do you always complain?
    Vi skal være sammen for alltid.
    We shall always be together.
    Slik har det alltid vært, og slik vil det alltid bli.
    Thus it has always been, and thus it will always come to be.
    Alderdommen tror alltid at den blir visere og visere, mens den i virkeligheten blir dummere.
    Old age always thinks it becomes wiser and wiser, while it in reality becomes stupider. (Knut Hamsun)
  2. used in expressions in the sense surely, certainly
    Det er da alltid noe.
    At least that's something. (literally. "well, that's always/surely something")
    Det kan vi alltid diskutere en annen gang, hva?
    We can always discuss that another time, right?

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound word of all (all) +‎ tid (time), literally "all time", loan-translation of Middle Low German alletit.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

alltid

  1. always
    Skal du alltid klage?
    Do you always complain?
    Vi skal vere saman for alltid.
    We shall always be together.
    Slik har det alltid vore, og slik vil det alltid bli.
    Thus it has always been, and thus it will always come to be.
    Det hjelper alltid bra på forståinga når fordommene fell. (Halldis Moren Vesaas)
    The fall of prejudice is always good for understanding. (literally: "it always helps good on the understanding when the prejudices fall")
  2. used in expressions in the sense surely, certainly
    Det er då alltid noko.
    At least that's something. (literally. "well, that's always/surely something")
    Det kan vi alltid diskutere ein annan gong, kva?
    We can always discuss that another time, right?

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From all +‎ tid, literally all time. Compare Danish altid, Dutch altijd, Icelandic ætíð, Norwegian alltid.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -iːd

AdverbEdit

alltid (not comparable)

  1. always
    Sigge har alltid varit lång.
    Sigge has always been tall.

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