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    Norwegian: skuta etter kjølvannet på skuta

    -Du kan ikke styre ”skuta etter kjølvannet på skuta”.- Hva betyr ”skuta etter kjølvannet på skuta”? o.O
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    Norwegian: undervisningsfly, utomhusanlegg

    "Prosjektet omfatter ny undervisningsfly, rehabilitering og ombygging av eksisterende 1. og 2. etasje på hovedbygningen samt opprustning av utomhusanlegget." Hva er undervisningsfly? Kan "utomhusanlegget" bety her bygningens eskteriør (altså veggene, taket, osv.)?
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    Norwegian: kombinerte opplærings- og driftsmøter

    Hva egentlig er "kombinerte opplærings- og driftsmøter"? Jeg tror jeg vet hva opplæringsmøte er, men driftsmøte?
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    Norwegian: det hjelper til å holde arbeidsstokken i gang

    Jeg må oversette dette til polsk, men forstår ikke helt hva det dreier seg om: "Selskapet har nå byggeoppdrag som strekker seg inn i 2011. Ikke alle prosjektene er like store, men det hjelper til å holde arbeidsstokken i gang i alle fall ut 2010." Betyr det at selskapet har nok arbeid og...
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    Norwegian: infertile

    Hello. How woudl you say "infertile" (a human couple) in Norwegian? It is an adjective meaning the condition of not being able to conceive a child. According to what I have found "fertile" is "fertilize" in Norwegian. suggestion: ufruktbar (I am not sure, maybe it reffers to plants)...
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    Norwegian: No smoking, Smoking prohibited

    Hello. How would you say "No smoking" (or "Smoking prohibited") in Norwegian? It is a phrase that appear on objects (restaurant, office etc) where is not permitted to smoke. Here is a picture. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: Det er noen her.

    I just read that this could mean "there is somebody here" or "there are some people here". On reading the sentence, which one would a native speaker assume it to mean? Is there any way of phrasing this sentence differently either way to remove the ambiguity? Thanks! :)
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    Norwegian: looking around for a youtube video

    Jeg vil gjerne skrive denne setning på norsk: While I was looking around for a youtube video of Siri Kalvig, by chance I found this video of Norwegian celebrities and politicians discussing climate change: Mitt forsøk: Mens jeg var ser meg omkring for en youtubevideo av Siri Kalvig, med...
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    Norwegian: some really amazing things happened

    Jeg vil gjerne skrive et brev til en venninne av meg på norsk. Her er et utdrag fra engelsk versjon: "It was the second time that I was in Norway for 17th of May and some really amazing things happened during that trip." Mitt forsøk på norsk: Det var annen tid at jeg var i Norge for syttende...
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    Norwegian: the first thing I heard

    Jeg vil gjerne skrive denne setninger til en norsk venn av mine: "This morning I was listening to NRK P1 on the internet and the first thing I heard was "Nocturne" by Secret Garden. This song brought up many memories for me of the 1995 Eurovision Song competition." I want to say "the first...
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    Norwegian: office block

    Hello. How would you say "office block" in Norwegian? It is a noun. Definition (source thefreedictionary): Here is a picture. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: apartment block

    Hello. How would you say "apartment block" in Norwegian? It is a noun. It is a building with many flats inside. Here is a photo. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: kick

    Hello. How would you say "kick" (in soccer) in Norwegian? It is a verb meaning to hit the ball. suggestions: slå, sparke, spenne, springe, vike tilbake Here is a topic with multilingual glosaries about soccer. Thank you.
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    Norwegian: string (tennis racquet)

    Hello. How would you say a "string" (of a tennis racquet) in Norwegian? It is a noun. It is a part of a tennis racquet that touchs the ball while playing. a picture (on the picture it is the part on which is written IDM) suggestions: bånd, hyssing, kjede, lenke, line, rekke...
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    Norwegian: rent

    Hello. How would you say "rent" in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning money you have to pay monthly to a owner of a flat/house you live in, if you decide to live in someone else's property. suggestions: leie, flenge, husleie, leiesum, revne, rift Thank you.
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    Norwegian: rise (in price)

    Hello. How would you say "rise" (in price) in Norwegian? It is a noun. It is an antonym to "discount". example: The price is $6 now, there is a rise from $5 in last week. suggestions: stige, begynnelse, bakke, begynnelse, bestigning, lønnspålegg, motbakke, oppgang, oppstigning...
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    Norwegian: admission interview

    Hello. How would you say "admission interview" in Norwegian? It is a name of a meeting with the following participants: a person applying for a job and all other people looking for his qualities, whos responsibility is to choose the best candidate. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: head (tennis racquet)

    Hello. How would you say a "head" (of a tennis racquet) in Norwegian? It is a noun. It is the part of a tennis racquet that a tennis player doesn't holds in their hand while playing. a picture no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: handle (tennis racquet)

    Hello. How would you say a "handle" (of a tennis racquet) in Norwegian? It is a noun. It is the part of a tennis racquet that a tennis player holds in their hand while playing. a picture suggestion: handle Thank you.
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    Norwegian: beach towel

    Hello. How would you say "beach towel" in Norwegian? To provide context, I send this link. examples of usage: Don't forget to bring along a beach towel, you are going to need it. It was raining. My beach towel is wet now. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: fare inspector

    Hello. How would you say "fare inspector" in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning a person who checks tickets of passagers in public transport (busses, subway, trams, ...). They aren't there everytime, they can appear and if they appear then they check tickets. I do NOT mean conductor...
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    Norwegian: cover (of a pot or saucepan)

    Hello. How would you say "cover" (of a pot or saucepan) in Norwegian? It is a noun. Here is a photo. no context, technical term (it is often hard to find out, because of many meanings of noun "cover") Thank you.
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    Norwegian: "på nach"

    Hva betyr på norsk "å være på nach"??? :) takk takk
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    Norwegian: carpool

    Jeg vil gjerne skrive denne setning til en norsk venn av mine: I am planning to go to the Norwegian Fish Club Meeting Friday and was wondering if I can carpool with you? Her er mitt forsøk: Jeg planlegger å dra til den Norske Fiskeklubben møte på fredag og var lurte på hvis jeg kan...
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    Norwegian: "gå i bane" vs "gå på banen"

    Hello all, I just heard the song "jeg går i bane" on P3. On searching for some more information about the song on Google, I came across the phrase "gå på banen", which appeared a lot on football pages. Could someone explain to me the meaning of these? I guess the first one is like "I hit the...
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    Norwegian: dishcloth

    Hello. How would you say "dishcloth" in Norwegian? It is a piece of material used to clean dish in a kitchen with no dishwasher. I mean one can clean dish with this by hand. Here is a picture. no suggestion (I tried many dictionaries but haven't found) Thank you.
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    Norwegian: dishtowel

    Hello. How would you say "dishtowel" in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning a towel one can use to make clean dish dry. It appears in kitchen. Here is a picture. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: Fartein Valen (composer's name)

    What is the correct pronunciation of the name 'Fartein Valen'? Valen was a 20th century Norwegian Classical composer. My native language is English. A phonetic English pronunciation, with examples, would be greatly appreciated.
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    Norwegian: net (in tennis)

    Hello. How would you say "net" (in tennis) in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning the part of a tennis court, that appears in the middle. Here is a picture. It is a technical term, I don't think any more context is necessary. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: baseline (in tennis)

    Hello. How would you say "baseline" (in tennis) in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning the back line on a tennis court. Here is a picture. (there is written baseline at the top of the picture) It is a technical term, I don't think any more context is necessary. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: increase my vocabulary

    Jeg vil gjerne skrive på norsk "I need to increase my Norwegian vocabulary." :D Der er mitt "delvis" (partial?) forsøk: Jeg trenger "to increase" mitt norsk vokabularet. (When I used tritrans to look up increase there were nine possible translations. :eek: )
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    Norwegian: Bruk av dialekter i Norge - undersøkelsen

    Hei! Jeg er fra Tsjekkia og nå studerer jeg norsk ved Universitetet i Tromsø. Et av mine kurs heter „Dialektologi og sosiolingvistikk“. I den sammenheng undersøker jeg bruk av norske dialekter i min semesteroppgave. Utganspunktet er at jeg er utenlandsk student som har erfaringene bare med...
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    Norwegian: Norway Nightclubs and Nightlife Forum

    Hi, I would like the following expression to be translated into Norwegian: "Norway Nightclubs and Nightlife Forum" . This will be used as the title for a web site forum which caters to the local Norweigian community. Thanks =)
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    Norwegian: Favorite Norwegian Webcameras

    Jeg vil gjerne skrive til en nordmann med et webkamera ikke så langt fra Holmenkollen. Her er et utdrag fra brevet mitt: Jeg fant (Navn av Webkamera) for fire uker siden og nå det er mine favoritt norske webkameraer. Jeg titter på det faktisk hver dag. Er favoritt norske webkameraer rett...
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    Norwegian: Thanks for being such a good friend

    I want to send a handwritten card to a Norwegian friend who has done a lot of nice things for me over the years. How would I write the following på norsk? "Thanks for being such a good friend to me." Mitt "rough" forsøk: Tusen takk for at du har vært en veldig god venn til meg. På forhånd...
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    Norwegian: study (room)

    Hello. How would you say "study" (in the meaning of "study room") in Norwegian? Wiki definition: I posted in general post here, but there is no Norwegian posting there. example: Alexander went to study to learn German. (I am not looking for translaction of this example, I am...
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    Norwegian: shoe shop

    Hello. How would you say "shoe shop" in Norwegian? It is a name of a shop, where people can buy shoes. context: You have old shoes? Go to shoe shop near my office and buy some. (I am not looking for translating this example, I am looking for translating the term itself) no suggestion...
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    Norwegian: sports shop

    Hello. How would you say "sports shop" in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning a shop where you can buy sport needs. example: Ana went to sport shop, because she wanted to have a new tennis racquete. (I am not looking for translating this example, I am looking for translating the term...
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    Norwegian: hairdresser's

    Hello. How would you say "hairdresser's" in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning a kind of place, offering cutting peoples' hair. example: Ana went to hairdresser's, because she wanted to have a new hair style. (I am not looking for translating this example, I am looking for translating the...
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    Norwegian: cake shop

    Hello. How would you say "cake shop" in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning a kind of shop, where you can buy sweat, usually unhealthy products with good taste. sweetshop is a synonym example: Girls went to cake shop, because they wanted to eat something sweet. (I am not looking for...
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    Norwegian: lights switch" (in a car)

    Hello. How would you say "lights switch" (in a car) in Norwegian? It is a switch that enables turn headlights on. Here is a picture. no context, technical term no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: bridesmaid

    Hello. How would you say "bridesmaid" in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning female wedding participant. Here is wiki definition: There is no context here, because it is a technical term. For more info here is a link to wiki. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: groomsman

    Hello. How would you say "groomsman" in Norwegian? It is a noun meaning male wedding participant. Here is wiki definition: For more info here is a link to wiki. There is no context here, because it is a technical term. no suggestion Thank you.
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    Norwegian: Jeg vs Eg

    I only know a couple of Norwegian words (and only because I have a Norwegian friend!) but she started explaining to me the other day how you have two different ways of writing the language, and you start learning the second way when you are older. For "I" you say "Jeg" in the first type but "Eg"...
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