"Ostehøvelen er en norsk oppfinnelse."

Translation:The cheese slicer is a Norwegian invention.

June 2, 2015

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

This is exactly the first thing that came to mind when I read this sentence!


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

Fortell det til det nederlandske folket!


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

jeg kan bekrefte at det er et ømt punkt...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davidodo1999

De visste det alredene og de er glad med det


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/agent001

I have it. It's stupid and I never use it. Bought two. ;D


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

Haha don't tell the Dutch. Endless debate about who invented it. Personally I'm more interested in who invented television or the internet..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tanja252889

When I was in sweden the swedish people said it was invented in sweden ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasRo2

I'm sure it was. HEJA SVERIGE!!!


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

I have one from Sweden.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John700432

er den ord høvel ikke en verktøy til å arbeide trevirke? Derfor, kunne jeg ikke sier at osthøvelen er "cheese plane" på Engelsk? Takk


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

No, in English you would call it a cheese slicer. We do indeed call the equivalent tool in woodworking a plane, but it doesn't translate to kitchen tools!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John700432

Funny, we bought one in Norway 20 years ago, use it frequently on brunost and have called it a cheese plane for all those years. If you can plane wood, you should be able to plane cheese ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aki-Mugetsu

The word in French is the same as the tool for wood :) "rabot"


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

Actually I call it a "cheese slice", by analogy with cake slice (which doesn't mean a slice of cake but something used for slicing and serving it).

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