12.2

12.2 Det (it)

A well-formed sentence always needs a subject in Norwegian. When there is no logical subject, we often use det.

This occurs for instance in impersonal constructions:

Det ringer på døra.
The doorbell is ringing. / Someone rings the doorbell.
Det gjør vondt.
It hurts.

As shown in Chapter 10, det is also used in expressions about the weather:

Det er fint vær.
The weather is nice.
Det regner.
It's raining.
Det snør.
It's snowing.
Det er varmt.
It's hot.
Det er sol.
It's sunny.