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"Jeg har hoste og vondt i tungen."

Translation:I have a cough and pain in my tongue.

July 23, 2015

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

Is this supposed to be translated literally? I have never had a sore tongue


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

Guess you have never licked a metal pole in the winter : )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dries651175

A cough and pian in the tongue can be signs of:

-Bronchitis -Asthma (child) -Viral pharyngitis -Allergic reaction -Medication reaction or side-effect -Dust exposure -Smoke exposure -Thalassemia -Thermal burn of mouth or tongue -Emphysema -Goiter


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiaaV
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Agreed, I'm a native American English speaker and I've never heard of having pain in a tongue, only on one. Though I did come across a recent article describing tongue exercises (apnea related) so I suppose a sore tongue muscle is a possibility.


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

Haven't you ever bitten your tounge accidentally?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian442793

When one says, "I took my hat and my leave", that can be identified as a "rhetorical device" and labelled a "zeugma". Unusual uses of language draw attention, create emphasis, and what's unusual here is the use of the one word in a literal and a metaphorical sense.

I suspect the same thing is going on with "har hoste og vondt". I think one "har" en hoste in a different way from how one "har vondt".

Anyway, so one thing that the sentence teaches is that zeugmas work in Norwegian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mabel544786

Another way to say this is" Jeg hoster og har sår tunge" The doctor is asking what your condition is, and you can answer with that. Legen spør: Nå, min venn, hva feiler det deg i dag? ( Now my friend, what is " wrong" with you today) and you answer: Jeg hoster og har sår tunge ( I am caughing and my tongue is sore.)


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    Surely a pain 'on' the tongue, if at all; like an ulcer.


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

    Not if the pain is a muscular ache within the tissue.

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