Chris Ryan inspired Norwegian vocabulary – Blodpenger chapter 1

Why?

I haven’t been too active lately with the Norwegian blog, mostly because of the usal lame excuse regarding time and too much work and all that. One thing I have been doing lately is reading, or at least trying to read the Chris Ryan book “Blodpenger”, and during this reading several words crop up that are interesting – but which I forget way too quickly.

Hopefully by sharing some of them here, it will help me to remember, and also give me a quick reference point for when I inevitably forget again!

Some words – from prologue and chapter 1

  • Sylige – visible
  • Stram – tight (fingrene var stram)
  • Forvridd – contorted, mangled, twisted (På ringfingeren satt en forvridd gullring)
  • Dugg – dew
  • Grundigere – thoughtfully
  • Bøye – bend (han bøyde seg = he bent over)
  • Tilhøre – belong to (måtte ha tilørt en kvinne)
  • Halvannen – one and a half
  • en Grop ( a ditch)
  • Peste – panted (den peste mens den løp)
  • Ryggsøyle – spine
  • Mistanke – suspicion
  • Nøyaktig – precisely
  • Gjørmete – muddy
  • Gned – rubbed
  • Slør – veil
  • Blikk – look, glance (hun løftet blikket)
  • Lynraskt – very quickly, blazingly, “at light speed”
  • Påføre – cause, bring upon
  • Som ventet – as expected (den var som ventet)
  • Ifølge – according to
  • Somle – faff, dawdle, time waste
  • Myke halsen – stiff neck
  • Klesplagg – Garment, Item of clothing (et nytt klesplagg)
  • Øreflippen – the earlobe
  • Slikket – licked
  • Åndsfraværende – vacantly (Han slikket øreflippen hennes åndsfraværende)
  • Ånd – spirit, Fraværende – absent
  • Bekymret – worried, concerned (det som bekymret ham)
  • Fortjener – deserve
  • Halvt fordervet – half to death (han slo henne halv fordervet)
  • Tillatelse – permission

And that’s not even the whole chapter…

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