Danish Phrasal Verbs Part 3 - At være (to be)

Here is part three of Danish Phrasal Verbs and the first blog post with audio. Now you can read the text or download the audio file and listen to the explanations on the go.

So, we're not exactly talking about phrasal verbs here, but rather the verb "at være" + adjective (tillægsord/adjektiv) + preposition (forholdsord/præpostion).

The verb stays the same throughout, so our focus is more on the adjectives, and mostly, the prepositions, as these are the words which will change.

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At være vild med noget/nogen (To be crazy about something/somebody)

Hun er vild med dig (She´s crazy about you)

Jeg er vild med at skrive (I’m crazy about writing)

Min søster er vild med sushi (My sister is crazy about sushi)

At være forelsket i nogen (To be in love with someone)

Possibly perceived as being a “longer lasting” feeling, based on deeper connections - something which will last and develop. Not based on instant gratification, but with the future in mind.

Jeg tror, jeg er blevet forelsket i dig (I think I’ve fallen in love with you)

Er du blevet forelsket i ham? (Have you fallen in love with him?)

At være glad for noget/nogen (To be happy about something/for someone)

Jeg er glad for at lave mad (I like making food/I’m happy to make food)

Min bror er glad for sit arbejde (My brother likes his job / is happy with his job)

Det er jeg meget glad for at høre (That, I’m very happy to hear/relieved to hear)

At være glad på nogens vegne (To be happy on someone's behalf)

Jeg er glad på dine vegne (I'm happy on your behalf)

På nogens vegne (On someone's behalf)

Han forhandler på drengens vegne (He's negotiating on the boy's behalf)

At være sur over noget (To be upset about something)

Han er sur over, at han snart skal betale topskat (He´s angry that he soon must pay top tax)

Du har slet ikke noget at være sur over (You have nothing at all to be angry/upset about)

At være sur på nogen (To be upset/angry at someone)

Mine venner er sure på mig (My friends are angry at me)

Can also include causation.

Min mor bliver altid sur på mig, hvis ikke jeg tager opvasken med det samme. (My mom always gets angry at me, if I don’t do the dishes right away)

At være stolt af nogen/noget (To be proud of someone/something)

Jeg er så stolt af min storebror (I’m so proud of my big brother)

Han virker meget stolt af sin nye telefon (He seems very proud of his new phone)

At være stolt over noget (To be proud of/about something)

Jeg er virkelig stolt over, alt vi har gjort (I’m really proud of everything we have done)

Min far er stolt over, at jeg fik jobbet (My dad is so proud that I got the job)

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