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12:32 Mar 12, 2004
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Icelandic to English translations [PRO] Other
Icelandic term or phrase:svoddan búsæld
126:07 “Rófur hafa sprottið hér, en á þessa kartöflurækt er ég
126:08 ekki trúaður. Það er nú svoddan búsæld að öllu leyti þar
126:09 á Nautaflötum,” nöldraði Björn. En Þóra sat við sinn
Explanation: Svoddan is a variation on an archaic Icelandic word soddan. It is not used very much, but is encountered occasionally in colloquial language, especially amongst older speakers of the language. It means such a, or that kind of, etc.
Búsæld is a difficult term to translate and impossible to translate with a single word. It is a compound made up of the words bú, which is derived from the verb að búa, meaning to live, and refers to the running of a farm, and sæld, meaning happiness.
Helvutlen Local time: 17:15 Native speaker of: English