Grammar: Da & Når

Da and Når both mean “When” so how do you know when to use “Da” and when to use “Når”.  Here are the rules…


Da:
We use “Da” when we refer to a definite point in time or period in the past.  For example:


Når:
We use Når for a point of time in the future.  For example:
Når jeg har spart nok prenger, skal jeg reise på ferie = When I have spare money, I shall travel on holiday


 We also use Når

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Responses

  1. In language class I was taught a useful way of remembering which of these to use: “En gang da, hver gang når”.

    • Brilliant – what a great saying – must remember! We’re starting berlitz lessons next week…I’m hoping for a marked improvement!

  2. Have you seen DNB’s new advertising campaign? Bank fra DA til NÅ :)

    • Hey David – I haven’t seen it. Do you have a YouTube link? I tried searching for it but couldn’t find it.


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