Norwegian Proverbs


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There is much poverty in the world, but many to share it.

To be the successor of someone very successful.

To step into the salad. [To do something inappropriate, make a fool of yourself]

Rather free in a foreign place than a slave back home.

The apple does not fall far from the tree.

The east wind travels where it is supposed to.

The old are to be honored.

There is never a fish without a bone, and no man without faults.

To become a good hook, you should be bent early.

To take cabbage on. [To ruin something or someone, make an end to]

Rather suffer for truth than get rewarded for lies.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Usually refers to looking like your parents.

The eye is the first thing that is blinded.

The old bucks got the stiffest horns.

There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

To bite in the sour apple. [To take the blame, or to do something you really do not want to]

To walk around the porridge. Equivalent to beating around the bush.

Not everyone can have the bishop for his uncle.

Seriousness and fun often go together.

The baker and the smith belong to the devil.

The eye wants to be where it is dear, and the hand where it hurts.

The older the flute, the sweeter the tune.

There is nothing new under the sun.

To boil away in the cabbage. [To disappear into platitudes, not get anything of significance]

Too audacious is often given a beating.

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