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EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish spørsmaal, spursmaal. Cognate with Old Swedish spyrsmal, Swedish spörsmål and Norwegian spørsmål. Equivalent to spørge (ask) +‎ mål.

NounEdit

spørgsmål n (singular definite spørgsmålet, plural indefinite spørgsmål)

  1. question

Usage notesEdit

ask, as in to ask a question, translates as stille, not spørge. Thus, She asks them a question translates as Hun stiller dem et spørgsmål, not *Hun spørger dem et spørgsmål.

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