"Hun føner håret med en hårtørker."

Translation:She blow-dries her hair with a hairdryer.

December 2, 2015

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Rather_Dashing

Can føner be used in any other context?

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ingebj

No, "å føne håret" and "en hårføner" are the only words I can think of. So hairdressing only. Obviously you also have a word like "fønvind" which is a light, warm wind. Someone correct me if I am wrong!

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DFL1010

In meteorology there's a Foehn Wind, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foehn_wind) Is this the same as fønvind or is that a false friend?

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ingebj

It looks like the same thing, even if in Norway you would not see the enormous changes in temperature described from Switzerland.

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/OsoGegenHest

Yes, that's a warm north wind. The Germans adopted that word to describe hairdriers, and then Föhn got borrowed into other languages.

March 2, 2016
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