"You aren't a real country unless you have a beer and an airport."
Translation:Du er ikke et ekte land med mindre du har et øl og en flyplass.
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
- Frank Zappa
I think you need a language, too, or what is it all about? France without French? Russia without Russian? As the saying goes in Irish Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam (A country without a language is a country without a soul). But the beer definitely helps!
A serving of beer is masculine. Jeg vil ha en øl.
Beer in general is neuter. Jeg vil prøve et norsk øl.