"Hun hadde tegnet en halvmåne og femten stjerner."

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

October 1, 2017



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


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

October 18, 2017
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