https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae

Weekly Norwegian #12: New Sentences

A handful of new sentences for you to translate. There are plenty of references to catch, as usual, and a couple of new words to spot for those with a keen eye.

These should tide you over until next week, when you'll be getting another Tree 4 teaser. Enjoy! :)


  • Området er rikt på mineraler.
  • Industrien er avhengig av importerte ressurser.
  • Vi prøver å bruke mindre olje og mer ren energi.
  • Hva synger hun for sine elleve små troll?
  • Ber du ikke for sjelen min lenger?
  • Den nederlandske kunstneren led av depresjon.
  • Kunstneren tok selvmord da han var trettisju år gammel.
  • Kunstneren malte flere malerier av oliventrær mens han bodde i Frankrike.
  • Hvorfor følger musene etter mannen med fløyten?
  • Blandingen består av fjorten forskjellige typer krydder.
  • Hva er forskjellen mellom et krydder og en urt?
  • Du har mange gode vaner, men dette er ikke en av dem.
  • Etter to dager i ørkensolen begynte huden min å bli rød.
  • Familien har brukt sytti år på å plante blomster over hele øya.
  • Det er deilig å være norsk i Danmark.

Post your translations below, and if any of them are missing from our Incubator list of accepted translations you'll earn yourself a lingot for helping out.

You can do as many as you like, so don't worry if you're still a beginner; just pick the ones that look doable. If you copy the Norwegian sentences and add them to your post alongside your translations, that makes it easier for me to look them over.

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Weekly Norwegian Archive

October 28, 2018

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Fitt3
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Området er rikt på mineraler. ------ The area is rich of minerals.

Industrien er avhengig av importerte ressurser. ------ The industry is dependent of importing resources .

Vi prøver å bruke mindre olje og mer ren energi. ------ We are trying to use less oil and more clean energy.

Ber du ikke for sjelen min lenger? ------ Are you still praying for my soul.

Kunstneren tok selvmord da han var trettisju år gammel------ The artist killed himself when he was thirty-seven years old.

Kunstneren malte flere malerier av oliventrær mens han bodde i Frankrike------ The artist painted several paintings of olive trees while he lived in France.

Blandingen består av fjorten forskjellige typer krydder. ------ The mixture consists of fourteen different types of spice.

Hva er forskjellen mellom et krydder og en urt? ------ What's the difference between a spice and a herb?

Du har mange gode vaner, men dette er ikke en av dem. ------ You have many good habits, but this is not one of them.

Familien har brukt sytti år på å plante blomster over hele øya. ------ It took seventy years for the family to plant flowers over the entire island.

Det er deilig å være norsk i Danmark------ It's nice to be norwegian in denmark.

October 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Henrik912155

Fourth one is closer to "Are you not praying for my soul any longer?".

October 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
Mod
  • 184

*rich in minerals
*is dependent (up)on

You missed the negation in "Ber du ikke for sjelen min lenger?", as Henrik already pointed out, and the translation of the flower sentence is a little too loose. The rest looks good.

Takk! :)

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Juelke

Hallo Deliciae! •Hva er forskjellen mellom et krydder og en urt? Krydder er noe som man tilsetter maten for å få god smak. Og en urt brukes i medisinen. Men det finnes krydder som også brukes som medisin, t.eks. karve. Translated: What is the difference between a spice and a herb? The spice is good for your smell and the herb is good for your health!

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KarenLynn11

Men "tok selvmord"? Det heter da "begikk"?

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
Mod
  • 241

Språkrådet has an article about that (In Norwegian).

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KarenLynn11

Thanks for the link! I mean, I know it's not that uncommon to hear it. It just doesn't feel like it's the right expression to teach someone learning the language. As they say in the article you linked, "Vi anbefaler at en på bokmål bruker et av disse andre uttrykkene."

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
Mod
  • 241

There is no timestamp on the article, however, it links to an article from 2000 noting the same usage. It is possible that things have changed since then.

'begå' appears roughly 10 times more often than 'ta' before 'selvmord' in newspapers.

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Moongrovenly

Området er rikt på mineraler. * The area is rich in minerals.

Industrien er avhengig av importerte ressurser. * The industry is dependent on imported resources.

Vi prøver å bruke mindre olje og mer ren energi. * We are trying to use less oil and more clean energy.

Hva synger hun for sine elleve små troll? * What does she sing for her eleven little trolls?

Ber du ikke for sjelen min lenger? * Are you no longer praying for my soul?

Den nederlandske kunstneren led av depresjon. * The Dutch artist suffered from depression.

Kunstneren tok selvmord da han var trettisju år gammel. * The artist committed suicide when he was thirty-seven years old.

Kunstneren malte flere malerier av oliventrær mens han bodde i Frankrike. * The artist painted several paintings of olive trees while he lived in France.

Hvorfor følger musene etter mannen med fløyten? * Why are the mice following the man with the whistle?

Blandingen består av fjorten forskjellige typer krydder. * The mixture consists of fourteen different types of spices. (Comment: to me this would just be "fourteen different spices".)

Hva er forskjellen mellom et krydder og en urt? * What is the difference between a spice and an herb?

Du har mange gode vaner, men dette er ikke en av dem. * You have many good habits, but this is not one of them.

Etter to dager i ørkensolen begynte huden min å bli rød. * After two days in the desert sun my skin began to turn red. (Comment: the ocean is a desert with its life underground, and a perfect disguise above.)

Familien har brukt sytti år på å plante blomster over hele øya. * The family has spent seventy years planting flowers over the whole island.

Det er deilig å være norsk i Danmark. * It is delicious to be Norwegian in Denmark.

October 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
Mod
  • 184

Takk!

While "deilig" can certainly mean delicious, and Danish beer and sausages are delicious, we'd be more likely to interpret it as "delightful", "lovely", or "wonderful" in that sentence, which is a common saying as well as an overused slogan in the Danish tourist industry.

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Moongrovenly

I worried about exactly that point. But when I looked at all the alternatives they seemed so loosely connected to the core sense of 'deilig' that I couldn't do it! That was silly of me because all languages have many words that they use metaphorically or otherwise loosely.

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
Mod
  • 184

Hehe, to make matters worse, this sentence is going to end up in the Food 2 skill in the new tree. You won't be alone in opting for that translation!

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Moongrovenly

Oh, I surely will not be alone in that case! :D

That kind of coincidence (or not) feeds the mind as well as the sense of humor.

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Moongrovenly

Next time I'll go with 'delectable' and pretend to be oblivious. Incidentally, does the Latin word deliciae refer to all things delicious?

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
Mod
  • 184

Hah, but I'll know it's you!

Yes, all things delicious, sweet, and delightful. Not the best username, granted, as both spelling and pronouncing it seems to be a challenge, but I wasn't planning on becoming a contributor/mod when I picked it.

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Moongrovenly

Oh, but it's the best and most accurate username, to hell with the difficulties!

November 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/stoopher

Ber du ikke for sjelen min lenger?
Do you no longer pray for my soul?
Etter to dager i ørkensolen begynte huden min å bli rød.
After two days in the desert sun my skin began/started to become/turn/go/get red.
After two days in the desert sun my skin began/started turning/going/getting red.
After two days in the desert sun my skin began/started reddening.

October 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
Mod
  • 184

Takk! Ingen dårlig uttelling for to setninger.

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/fehrerdef

My ten cents:

The region is rich in minerals.
The industry is dependent on imported ressources.
We try to use less oil and more clean energy.
What is she singing for her eleven little trolls?
Are you not praying for my soul any longer?
That Dutch artist was suffering from depression.
The artist committed suicide when he was thirty-seven years old.
The artist painted several pictures of olive trees while he was living in France.
Why do the muses follow the man with the flute?
The mixture consists of fourteen different kinds of spices.
What is the difference between a spice and a herb?
You have many good habits, but this is not one of them.
After two days in the desert sun my skin began to redden/get red.
The family has spent seventy years on planting flowers over the whole island.
It is magnificent/nice to be Norwegian in Denmark.

October 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
Mod
  • 184

All right, all right... I'll give you one for the muses!

*resources

Takk. :)

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Whizbang

Området er rikt på mineraler.
The area is rich in minerals.

Industrien er avhengig av importerte ressurser.
The industry is dependent on imported resources.

Vi prøver å bruke mindre olje og mer ren energi.
We try to use less oil and more clean energy.
We try to use less oil and more renewable energy.

Hva synger hun for sine elleve små troll?
What is she singing for her eleven small trolls?

Ber du ikke for sjelen min lenger?
Are you no longer praying for my soul?

Den nederlandske kunstneren led av depresjon.
The Dutch artist suffered from depression.

Kunstneren tok selvmord da han var trettisju år gammel.
The artist committed suicide when he was 37 years old.

Kunstneren malte flere malerier av oliventrær mens han bodde i Frankrike.
The artist painted several paintings of olive trees while he lived in France.

Hvorfor følger musene etter mannen med fløyten?
Why are the mice following the man with the flute?

Blandingen består av fjorten forskjellige typer krydder.
The mixture consists of fourteen different types of spices.

Hva er forskjellen mellom et krydder og en urt?
What is the difference between a spice and an herb?

Du har mange gode vaner, men dette er ikke en av dem.
You have many good habits but this is not one of them.

Etter to dager i ørkensolen begynte huden min å bli rød.
After two days in the desert sun, my skin began to become red.

Familien har brukt sytti år på å plante blomster over hele øya.
The family has spent 70 years to plant flowers over the entire island.
The family has taken 70 years to plant flowers over the whole island.

Det er deilig å være norsk i Danmark.
It is delightful to be Norwegian in Denmark.

November 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
Mod
  • 184

Nicely done. :)

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KarenLynn11

Området er rikt på mineraler. // The area is rich in minerals. Industrien er avhengig av importerte ressurser. // The industry depends on imported resources. Vi prøver å bruke mindre olje og mer ren energi. // We try to use less oil and more clean energy. Hva synger hun for sine elleve små troll? // What does she sing to her eleven little trolls? Ber du ikke for sjelen min lenger? // Do you not pray for my soul anymore? Den nederlandske kunstneren led av depresjon. // The Dutch artist suffered from depression. Kunstneren begikk selvmord da han var trettisju år gammel. // The artist committed suicide when he was 37 years old. Kunstneren malte flere malerier av oliventrær mens han bodde i Frankrike. // The artist painted several paintings of olive trees while he lived in France. Hvorfor følger musene etter mannen med fløyten? // Why do the mice follow the man with the flute? Blandingen består av fjorten forskjellige typer krydder. // The mix consists of 14 different kinds of spices. Hva er forskjellen mellom et krydder og en urt? // What is the difference between a spice and an herb? Du har mange gode vaner, men dette er ikke en av dem. // You have many good habits, but this isn't one of them. Etter to dager i ørkensolen begynte huden min å bli rød. // After to days in the desert sun, my skin started to become red. Familien har brukt sytti år på å plante blomster over hele øya. // The family has spent 70 years planting flowers all over the island. Det er deilig å være norsk i Danmark. // It is great to be Norwegian in Denmark.

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
Mod
  • 184

Takk, Karen!

November 1, 2018
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