Extras 5.5 LearnNoW
5.5 Ut, ute, utenfor
Ut (out) is used for movement. It tells you that someone is going out of somewhere.
|«Kom deg ut!» sier Dina.
«Get out!» Dina says.
|Alex går ut av Dinas rom.
Alex goes out of Dina's room.
Ute (out, outside) is used for stationary situations. It is very often used in the meaning «outdoors».
|Katten sitter ute på trappa.
The cat is sitting outside/outdoors on the staircase.
|De spiser ute på terrassen.
They are eating out/outside on the terrace.
|Alex liker å være ute.
Alex likes being outdoors.
We cannot use ut together with a noun. If we want to say that someone or something is outside somewhere, we must use utenfor (outside):
|Utenfor huset sitter en katt.
Outside the house, there is a cat.
|Ben kjører til et kjøpesenter utenfor sentrum.
Ben is driving to a shopping center outside the town center.
Sometimes we drop the noun after utenfor if there is no doubt what noun there should be:
|Cecilie og Alex går ut av butikken. Utenfor ser de Anne Olsen.
Cecilie and Alex go out of the shop. Outside (the shop) they see Anne Olsen.
|Cecilie sitter og ser ut av vinduet. Hun ser naboen utenfor.
Cecilie is looking out the window. She sees the neighbour outside (her window / her house).