Ex. 25.01: Skiing – Culture
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SKIING. There is a common expression in Norwegian – født med ski på beina – that means to be born with skis on your feet. Although not all Norwegians are skiers, there are many who are, and most start learning how to ski at a very young age, like the boy in the picture on the right.
However, if Norwegians were born with skis on their feet, we think it would look something like this video parody below.
In this chapter, you will learn that many words for parts of the body have irregular forms. In addition, the word “bein” is interesting because it can mean both “foot” and “leg.” In the exercise below, match the forms of the word “bein” with the English translations.
- et bein
a foot/a leg
the foot/the leg
the feet/the legs
2. What does the word “bein” mean in the context of the phrase “født med ski på beina“?CorrectIncorrect