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"Når katten er borte, danser musene bordet."

Translation:When the cat is away, the mice dance on the table.

July 1, 2016

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coolcats4

When the cat is away, the mice play is what we say in Canada


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

I guess they wanted it to rhyme in Norwegian, so they changed it to fit their language?


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

That translation is actually accepted (I just tried it)!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karen-Irene

In the UK too - I think I prefer the Norwegian version....


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

Kad mačke nema, miševi kolo vode


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marcopolo30

In my language (italian) the mice also dance, as in norwegian. But without a table...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kas334864

Quando il gatto non c'è i topi ballano.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Interlocutor17

Als de kat van huis is, dansen de muizen op tafel :)


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

In french : "Quand le chat n'est pas là, les souris dansent."


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

why is it "danser musene" and not "musene danser"?


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

In the Netherlands we have exactly the same saying: 'Als de kat van huis is dansen de muizen op tafel'.


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

In Spanish I had never heard such saying. The traslation would be 'Cuando el gato no esta, los ratones bailan sobre la mesa'


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

In the German version, the cat is out of the house, and there's also the table: Ist die Katze aus dem Haus, tanzen die Mäuse auf dem Tisch.


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

In Portuguese it's a little different : " quando os gatos saem, os ratos fazem a festa"


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

That explains the tiny instruments I found...

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