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Norwegian phrases

Over the last two weeks, I've learnt 2 funny norwegian phrases:

tråkke i salaten - step in the salad Which means to mess up ("I really stepped in the salad there")

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ugler i mosen - Owls in the moss Which means something is nefarious/ something is off Apparently, this one originated from danish meaning "wolves in the bog".

Anyone heard any other interesting or funny phrases in norwegian? :)

2 months ago

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Ut på tur, aldri sur is a phrase used to describe Norwegians.

2 months ago

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'Å stå med skjegget i postkassen' - 'To stand with your beard in the mailbox'. Meaning you've screwed up bad.

Another version is 'Å drite seg på leggen'.

2 months ago

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"Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlig klær", which is what we say when some is complaining about the weather.

2 months ago

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å gå over bekken etter vann
"to walk over the creek to fetch water"
to make something harder than it actually is

2 months ago

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"Misforstå meg rett" means to understand what someone means when they say something that can be understood in a different way.

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”å stå pinlig i heisen og håpe på at den andre personen ikke snakker med deg”

Oh wait, is that an expression or just a way of life? ;)

2 months ago

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Ga till helvete.... Or Dra till helvete ..... my favourite new phrase ...

2 months ago

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"Jeg spiser brøt og gråter på gulvet" means I am eating bread and crying on the floor.

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I think this should be "brød" with a "d" at the end. What does this phrase mean? When should I use it? Thanks for a hint! :-)

1 month ago

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