"Hun hadde tegnet en halvmåne og femten stjerner."

Translation:She had drawn a crescent moon and fifteen stars.

October 1, 2017

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

How does half moon translate to Norwegian?

October 1, 2017

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There's not really a common word for 'crescent moon' in Norwegian, but one option would be to translate it to 'månesigd' (=moon sickle). 'halvmåne' would better translate to 'half moon'. There are only four phases in Norwegian:

  • nymåne (black/invisible)
  • månen er i ny (transition from invisible to fully visible)
  • fullmåne (full moon)
  • månen er i ne (transition from fully visible to invisible)

None of these refer to its crescent shape.

October 2, 2017

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

So this translation of halvmåne as crescent moon is taking artistic license then?

October 18, 2017
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