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"The bread tastes like wood."

Translation:Brødet smaker som tre.

June 15, 2015



When the word "smaker" was first introduced, "tastes like" was translated to "smaker av," but here it's "smaker som." I'm not entirely sure of when to use which. :/

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You can say "Brødet smaker (som) tre". 'som'(like) can be omitted. What was the sentence given for 'av'?


This is where I saw "smaker av".


Can you also use the word 'ved' here in place of 'tre'? I remember learning 'ved til peisen' meaning 'wood for the fire'. Mange takk!


"Ved" is specifically firewood.


A sentence I'm sure was used often in older days, when bread would be cut with sawdust!


I love this use of the word 'cut'. Most people learning English probably wouldn't come across this usage and would not understand this sentence.

For anyone unclear, in this context 'cut with' means mixed with or diluted, often in a deceptive way. So 'bread cut with sawdust' means bread made with a mixture of flour and sawdust in order to make it cheaper but almost certainly without telling the purchaser that it was thus adulterated.

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