8.4

8.4 Begge - både (both)

The English both is begge or både in Norwegian.

Begge oppgavene er vanskelige.
Both exercises are difficult.

Note that begge can stand alone:

Begge er lange.
Both are long.

Både, on the other hand, requires og:

Både faren min og mora mi er hjemme.
Both my father and my mother are at home.

It is possible to coordinate more than two elements in Norwegian:

Både Ben, Cecile, Dina og Alex bor i Fjordvik.
Ben, Cecilie, Dina and Alex (all) live in Fjordvik.