https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

To savor

I'm near the end of the Norwegian tree and at the point where I'm thinking do I finish or do I savor the last three lessons. So I tried to think about it in Norwegian. I'm guessing to finish is "å bli ferdig" but I wondered about the use of to savor in non-food circumstances. It's fine in English but what about Norwegian.

The sometimes, frequently questionable Google translate only gives "å smake". This seems wrong to me as taste and savor are different words in English. Am I thinking to much in English?

May 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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'å nyte'

May 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ecohansen

I'll let someone more fluent than me decide if there's a closer equivalent to "to savor", but most of what you want is covered by "dvele"--meaning to linger, stall, stop and take a closer look, dwell on it.

http://www.nob-ordbok.uio.no/perl/ordbok.cgi?OPP=dvelebokmaal=+ordbok=nynorsk

May 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WildSage

Tusen takk to both of you. Now I wonder if I could say "Jeg dveler og nyter det."

May 29, 2016
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