Summer sayings på norsk

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Vi skal ikkje sova bort sumarnatta.
We shall not sleep away the summer night.
Aslaug Låstad Lygre

Bak skyene er himmelen alltid blå.
Behind the clouds the sky is always blue.
Norwegian proverb

Én svale gjør ingen sommer.
One swallow doesn’t make a summer.

Men eg blir ikkje varm av solstråler som falt i fjor.
But I don’t get warm from sun rays that fell last year.
Jan Eggum

Hurtigt svanst den lyse Sommer!
The bright summer waned quickly!
Kaj Munk

Sommer over hver en vang, skjønne dager, lyse netter!
Summer on every grassy patch, lovely days, bright nights!
Herman Wildenvey


This article originally appeared in the June 2023 issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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Christie Ericson

Christie Ericson is an academic librarian living in Anchorage, Alaska. She has a background in languages and linguistics and has been fulfilling her lifelong dream of learning the Norwegian language. She also serves as the cultural director and librarian at her local Sons of Norway lodge and is completely addicted to Selbu mitten knitting.

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