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"Der er ingen røg uden ild."

Translation:There is no smoke without fire.

February 16, 2015

9 Comments


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

What about smoke machines?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucBE
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Smoke from smoke machines is not smoke, it's fog that looks like smoke. Unless the smoke machine is on fire, then there really is smoke. But fire too.

How do you say "Mr. Wiseguy" in Danish? ;-)


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

You can say "Kloge Åge", it translates to "Clever Åge" (Åge is a name, if you hadn't figured) :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/morvan82

Smoke machines don't make real smoke though.


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

The same saying is in Turkish:

"Ateş olmayan yerden duman çıkmaz" = (Lit. tr.) No smoke comes out of where there is no fire.


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

The English idiom is "Where there's smoke, there's fire."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter68738

Arguably one of the stupidest pieces of folk wisdom. If you smoke belly of pork or haddock (any fish or meat, for all that it matters), you don't want fire. You just heat the wood to the point of smoking. Done the right way, you see no flame at all... Talk about jumping to conclusions. The danes really should know better!


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

Even in a smoking oven there are fire and flames. But they are very small and practically impossible to distinguish from the embers. Maybe you should know better.

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