"Vi er rike og berømte."

Translation:We are rich and famous.

October 13, 2015

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I see Norwegians definitely don't suffer from modesty.


I'm a few generations down the line in the US, but I can still see that in midwestern culture where a lot of Swedes and Nowegians ended up.


I'm a fourth generation Norwegian-American, and my god, my family is still like this. My father's German family thinks we're all nuts.


Ah, Lake Wobegon, with the statue of the Unknown Norwegian? (Presumably unknown because that's the way he likes it?)


Seems quite similar to New Zealand culture. We call it "tall poppy syndrome" here, as in, if you get too high and mighty, you'll get blown over.


There are often lots of Scandinavian volunteers who come to work in kibbutzim in Israel (although not everywhere as much as they used to). They’re often remembered fondly, especially the girls by the local boys, and this law makes me joke that the Scandinavians were inside them the whole time~

  1. "You're not to think you are anything special." I say, all are special.

  2. "You're not to think you are as good as we are." I say, those that demonstrate goodness are good.

  3. "You're not to think you are smarter than we are." I say, a smart man recognizes his own ignorance.

  4. "You're not to imagine yourself better than we are." I say, all things created good were first imagined.

  5. "You're not to think you know more than we do." I say, our ignorance is as vast as our universe.

  6. "You're not to think you are more important than we are." I say, You're not to think you are less important than we are.

  7. "You're not to think you are good at anything." I say, You are to know you are good at being you.

  8. "You're not to laugh at us." I say, you are free to laugh with us.

  9. "You're not to think anyone cares about you." I say, you're not to assume that nobody cares about you.

  10. "You're not to think you can teach us anything" I say, everyone has something to teach you. And you have something to teach everyone.

  1. When everyone is special, no one is.
  2. Define "good".
  3. Pride is the deadliest of all sins, for it is used to justify the indulgence of the others.
  4. See 3.
  5. See 3.
  6. See 3.
  7. See 3.
  8. See 3.
  9. See 3.
  10. See 3.

I must say, it's like you entirely missed the point of those maxims, which altogether say "Do not treat yourself as though you are above anyone".


Wait what? I'm confused


You cannot take seriously every crazy sentence you see in Duolingo. BTW, the Norwegian course is the best!


Money! Power! Glory! And honesty.


YIKES!! How DO those Ylvis brothers DO it? :)


Because they are the funniest musicians ever!! Jeg elsker Ylvis ❤


Ja, og vi ser rosa elefanter!


Og rosa tvillinger


Kardashians much?


Penger kan ikke kjøpe kjærlighet!


I'd like to see them spend a week Livin' life out on the street I don't think they would survive If they could spend a day or two Walking in someone else's shoes I think they'd stumble and they'd fall They would fall


Men ikke viktige.


At least I know who to avoid thanks to these words. :D


The male voice sounds like he is beginning the word "rike" with an L sound.

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