"Takk for maten!"

Translation:Thank you for the food!

May 23, 2015

15 Comments


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

This was the only Norwegian phrase my grandmother would teach me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaB362672

You must never leave a Norwegean meal in a private home without saying "Takk for maten" to whoever cooked it. Very important, honor to your grandmother!


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

Hahaha, from mine I only learnt "Kyss meg i ræva!" ... Kiss my arse! Takk for det, bestemor.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

It's an important one!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alan.schmi3

I love how similar this sounds to "thanks for nothin"


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

I visited Fleicher's Hotel in Voss, Norway for a meal with my wife. At the end I remembered to say "Takk for Maten" to the young girl waiting table. She was thrilled that the English people did this. And, of course, I was thrilled because she was thrilled... it was all very nice. Thank you Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jwillis50

I was hoping this meant "Thanks for mating".

A great compliment.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JakeWells6

Ha det og takk for alle fisken


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

It is actually: "Ha det og takk for all fisken." 42.


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

You can also just say "Takk for mat" according to my Norwegian bf.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jay210890

Can confirm, Norwegian mum


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DirkR4

So you would say that in a restaurant, too? I thought you would only say that if you were invited (family, friends,...).


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

Yes, in a restaurant too, apparently. It may be a little quaint, but very charming.


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

Important custom to know: You always says this when you're done eating (unless you're the cook), in which case people will be thanking you).

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