https://www.duolingo.com/TobiasHarms

Swedish word for putting snow in the face

You know how the inuits are said to have a hundred different words for snow? Well the Swedish have 95 different words for "to rub snow in someone's face". I believe that a language develops many words for the things that are important in the culture :D

Translation of the article is left as an exercise for the reader, or just use google translate ;-) http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=411=770178

February 26, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

The Sveriges Radio link didn;t work for me, so I found this.

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TobiasHarms

Thank you, I have a hard time formatting the link in duoling there should be an ampersand before 770178 but Duo keeps eating it. And an English translation of it was an even better find.

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcinM85

Man måste skriva &artikel före det andra likhetstecknet.

February 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

It's not like there are 95 different ways to rub snow in someone's face though :), but more like 95 different, and most of them very similar, dialectal words for describing the same thing.

February 26, 2017
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