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"Svigersønnen min snakker mye."

Translation:My son-in-law talks a lot.

June 6, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/svenska1227

I swear Norwegian has a word for every family member in existence.


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

A few more for the collection:

tremenning = second cousin
firmenning = third cousin
femmenning = fourth cousin
grandonkel = great-uncle
grandtante = great-aunt
sønnesønn = son's son
datterdatter = daughter's daughter

(We couldn't fit them all in the course, for obvious reasons.)


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

I get the feeling that relationships, and how close those relationships may happen to be, are very important to all healthy Norwegians....something to do with the long cold winter nights, and the low population levels.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anni.Panni

It is completely the opposite unfortunately. I have spoken to many "forgotten" grandmas who are remembered only when the grandchildren need money. Pretty sad.


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

Wow, that's confusing - that the cousin types start with the next number of what they designate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Panthera4

Wait what he has to say about you...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iCloud.Emma6

A curiosity: there's an expression for those who talk a lot, it is "å snakke som en foss". Eksempel: svigersønnen min snakker som en foss.


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

wouldnt talks too much be accepted too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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that would be "Svigersønnen min snakker for mye".


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

oh yeah, for also means too. i forgot about that.


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

Who is my son in law? Is he a child of my brother or sister in law? My nephew?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kety286

no, he is husband of your daughter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kety286

yes, it is a husband of any of your kids, but I am from a country, where are not same sex marriages, so daughter's husband popped into my head at first :)


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

Oh, wow! It's so surprisingly! Thank you!


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

well, my stepson does.. now how do you call stepson in Norwegian ?


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

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