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Garden Island

Norwegian translation: tropeøy, øyparadis

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English term or phrase:Garden Island
Norwegian translation:tropeøy, øyparadis
Entered by: JANOS SAMU
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07:54 Dec 3, 2004
English to Norwegian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Geography / popular name
English term or phrase: Garden Island
Garden Island is not the real name of, but a nickname for a few islands around the world, because the island has lush vegetation, and lots of flowers. Such islands are Kauai in Hawaii, Huahine Island in Tahiti, Taveuni Island in Fiji, Jersey among the Channel Islands. I have two questions:
1. How would you translate this island nickname into Norwegian?
2. Is there any island in Norwegian territory (even in a lake) that has the nickname (in Norwegian of course) Garden Island?

Thank you.

Janos Samu
JANOS SAMU
United States
Local time: 08:22
tropeøy, øyparadis
Explanation:
Hi János;
There isn't actually a good Norwegian term for garden island, as we don't have any of those around here. So we tend to describe them as tropical islands or island paradises. Second, if there were a Norwegian island with such a nickname, it would be in the ironic sense - as if to describe a barren rock or cliff of an island. I know of no such island, however.
Best regards
Per Morten
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Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 20:22
Grading comment
Thank you very much Per
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garden island
tropeøy, øyparadis


Explanation:
Hi János;
There isn't actually a good Norwegian term for garden island, as we don't have any of those around here. So we tend to describe them as tropical islands or island paradises. Second, if there were a Norwegian island with such a nickname, it would be in the ironic sense - as if to describe a barren rock or cliff of an island. I know of no such island, however.
Best regards
Per Morten

Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 20:22
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PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much Per

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