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German

Verb

falle [[Category:Template:lang:de verb forms|falle]]

  1. 1st person singular of fallen
    Hilfe, ich falle. - Help I'm falling

Italian

Noun

falle f.

  1. Plural form of falla.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Derived from the verb falle, also influenced by German.

Noun

falle m. (definite singular fallen; indefinite plural faller; definite plural fallene)

  1. a slanted metal piece in a door lock that moves when pressing the handle.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse falla, "to fall", from Proto-Germanic *fallanan from Proto-Indo-European base *phol-, "to fall". Cognates include Swedish and Faeroese falla, Danish falde, English fall, German fallen.

Verb

falle (present tense faller; past tense falt; past participle falt; present participle fallende; imperative fall)

  1. to fall
    Han skled, mistet fotfestet og falt.
    He slipped, lost his footing and fell.
    Byen falt etter en måneds beleiring.
    The city fell after being laid siege to for a month.
    Prisene på klær falt dramatisk i fjor.
    Prices on clothes fell dramatically last year.
  2. to fall, die
    Faren min falt i krigen.
    My father died in the war.
    Mange mennesker falt i slaget.
    Many people fell in the battle.
  3. to slope
    Det nye gulvet faller ganske mye.
    The new floor slopes quite a bit.
  4. to look, fit [adjective/adverb] on
    Skaftet på denne kniven faller godt i hånden.
    The handle of this knife fits well in my hand.
    Kjolen faller fint.
    The dress looks nice.
  5. (with adjectives) to seem, appear
    Det faller naturlig for henne.
    It comes natural for her.
    Det faller naturlig å gjøre det nå.
    It seems only natural to do it now.
Synonyms

Derived terms

  • fall = a fall
  • falleferdig = tumbledown, ramshackle
  • falle bort = lapse, cease to apply, be discontinued (literally: "fall away")
  • falle for noe/noen = fall for something/someone
  • falle fra hverandre = fall to pieces (literally: "fall from each other")
  • falle heldig ut = be a success, turn out well (literally: "fall out luckily")
  • falle noen inn = occur to someone (literally: "fall someone in", "fall in to someone")
  • falle pladask for noen = fall head over heels in love with someone (literally: "fall smack for someone")
  • falle sammen = collapse, break down, tumble down, fall down (literally: "fall together")
  • falle sammen med = be identical with, coincide with (literally: "fall together with")
  • falle seg slik = it so happens (literally: "fall like this")
  • falle så lang en er = fall full length (literally: "fall as long as one is")
  • falle til ro = settle, settle down (literally: "fall to order")
  • falle i hendene på noen = fall into the hands of somebody
  • falle i ens smak = be to one's liking (literally: "fall in one's taste")
  • ta noe som det faller seg = take something as it comes (literally: "take something as it falls")

References

  • falle” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • falle” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse falla, "to fall", from Proto-Germanic *fallanan from Proto-Indo-European base *phol-, "to fall". Cognates include Swedish and Faeroese falla, Danish falde, English fall, German fallen.

Verb

falle (present tense fell/[feller]; past tense fall; past participle falle/falli; present participle fallande; imperative fall)

  1. to fall
    Han skleid, mista fotfestet og fall.
    He slipped, lost his footing and fell.
    Byen falt etter å ha vorte kringsett i ein månad.
    The city fell after being laid siege to for a month.
    Prisane på kler falt dramatisk i fjor.
    Prices on clothes fell dramatically last year.
  2. to fall, die
    Faren min falt i krigen.
    My father died in the war.
    Mange menneske falt i slaget.
    Many people fell in the battle.
  3. to slope
    Det nye golvet fell ganske mykje.
    The new floor slopes quite a bit.
  4. to look, fit [adjective/adverb] on
    Skaftet på denne kniven fell godt i handa.
    The handle of this knife fits well in my hand.
    Kjolen fell fint.
    The dress looks nice.
  5. (with adjectives) to seem, appear
    Det fell naturleg for henne.
    It comes natural for her.
    Det fell naturleg å gjere det no.
    It seems only natural to do it now.

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • fall = a fall
  • falleferdig = tumbledown, ramshackle
  • falle bort = lapse, cease to apply, be discontinued (literally: "fall away")
  • falle for noko/nokon = fall for something/someone
  • falle frå kvarandre = fall to pieces (literally: "fall from each other")
  • falle heldig ut = be a success, turn out well (literally: "fall out luckily")
  • falle nokon inn = occur to someone (literally: "fall someone in", "fall in to someone")
  • falle pladask for nokon = fall head over heels in love with someone (literally: "fall smack for someone")
  • falle saman = collapse, break down, tumble down, fall down (literally: "fall together")
  • falle saman med = be identical with, coincide with (literally: "fall together with")
  • falle seg slik = it so happens (literally: "fall like this")
  • falle så lang ein er = fall full length (literally: "fall as long as one is")
  • falle til ro = settle, settle down (literally: "fall to order")
  • falle i hendene på nokon = fall into the hands of somebody
  • falle i eins smak = be to one's liking (literally: "fall in one's taste")
  • ta noko som det fell seg = take something as it comes (literally: "take something as it falls")

Usage notes

Note the present tense form in brackets, the brackets indicate that the form is optional for students only and are not allowed in official texts. These forms are either conservative (from or close to traditional Nynorsk) or radical (from or close to Bokmål) and are in Norwegian called klammeformer ("bracket forms") and originated from the idea to eventually fuse Bokmål and Nynorsk into one written language. This idea was officially abandoned in 2005, thus the system with such optional forms was abolished in Bokmål, but was kept in Nynorsk.

References

  • falle” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

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