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"Derefter skal juletræet spises."

Translation:Then the Christmas tree is going to be eaten.

October 23, 2014

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1
  • 227

Is this a viking custom?


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    In old times, we had a lot of candy on our christmas trees, which is what was eaten. Now the expression only really exists in the christmas song Højt fra træets grønne top:

    • Først skal træes vises, siden skal det spises.

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1
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    Thank you for clearing that up!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gylej-Gulay

    Thank you, this is gold.


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

    Timber worm christmas.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eb00kie

    Recycling specialists in action...


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

    Afterwards, I would write.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirjam-87

    After enough beer, so they're drunk enough to not notice the difference between actual food and the Christmas tree?


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

    When you just can't handle any more pork, you'll eat anything.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattBush2

    Then shall the Christmas tree be eaten would be one way to express this in English.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vibeke560719

    There needs to be a lot more flexibility with what is accepted in English for this one. I'm always getting it wrong because my words aren't placed exactly the way Duo wants.


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

    This reminds me of the Yuletide log.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanWitham1

    This is what happens when you spend Christmas with relatives who have beavers


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

    The Christmas tree is made of chocolate of course

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