"Svigersønnenminsnakkermye."

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

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/yay1227

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

2 years ago

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

1 year ago

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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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panthera4
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Wait what he has to say about you...

3 years ago

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wouldnt talks too much be accepted too?

3 years ago

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that would be "Svigersønnen min snakker for mye".

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vintovka
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Who is my son in law? Is he a child of my brother or sister in law? My nephew?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kety286
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no, he is husband of your daughter

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Keelllyyy

Or son !

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IbnSyena

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

1 year ago

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"stesønn"

1 year ago
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