Is it a saying? For example in the place where I live if I say "Rats are running inside my stomach." It means I am extremely hungry. Does this sentence has some kind of saying in Norwegian? Thanks in advance.
In English the butterflies indicate mild nausea or anxiety. "I'm a little nervous."
Now I'd like to know about the Norwegian meaning. In Germany butterflies flying around in stomachs indicate love...
Same in Norwegian. A pleasant combination of nervousness and excitement.
When you are in love it might feel like having butterflies in your stomach. Not a bad feeling though.
"Ik heb vlinders in mijn buik", I'm in love
Literal cognates: "I have summerfowls in my maw."
Your comments about cognates are quite illustrative and helpful. Keep it up!
This can be used as the figurative meaning as well, correct?
This should probably only be used for the figurative meaning. I hope nobody eats any butterflies for the sake of saying this...
Hopefully not! Thanks for the answer. :)