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nenna (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative nennti, supine nennt)

  1. (transitive, governs the dative) to be bothered to do something, to bother, to feel like doing something, to care to do something
    Nennirðu að sækja Lilju í leikskólann?
    Could you (be bothered to) pick Lilja up from the kindergarten?
    Ég nenni svo ekki að gera þetta.
    I so can't be bothered to do this.
    Ég er ekki að fara að nenna þessu..
    I'm not about to be bothered to do this..

Usage notesEdit

  • This term has no proper English equivalent. It can often be translated with "would (you be bothered)" or "could (you be bothered)". Only using the words "would" or "could" to translate nenna would not be sufficient, as those words denote the meaning of "ability", but nenna also denotes the meaning of "being bothered with". It is often translated as "be arsed" in informal British English.


This verb needs an inflection-table template.



From Spanish niña.



nenna f (please add the plural)

  1. girl (expecially in a jokeful manner)