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salg ved _bræ(d)terne_ af sælkød

English translation: stalls

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Danish term or phrase:brætterne
English translation:stalls
Entered by: Yngve Roennike
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12:39 Apr 22, 2001
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Danish term or phrase: salg ved _bræ(d)terne_ af sælkød
Sale at the boards?
Yngve Roennike
Local time: 05:57
Please the explanation below:
Explanation:
Having been fortunate enough to visit relatives in Greenland in 1991, I have also been to ”brættet” where fresh seal’s meat, whale, haddock etc. was sold.

Whenever seal meant for sale was landed in a Greenlandish township, it was sold ”på brættet”. Bræt means board or plank, and as far as I have been told – all meat used to be put up for sale on a board to keep it off the ground and to make transportation easier.
”Brættet” is of course located very close to the coastline. Traditions change and so do rules of hygiene, so I wouldn’t know how common this type of commodity market is today.
Accepted spelling in Danish used to be ”brædtet”, but is now only ”brættet”.



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Eva Harbo Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 11:57
Grading comment
Did not contain the actual translation, but was informative. I think I used stalls.
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naSeal meat for sale at the market
zosia
napalletSuzanne Blangsted
napalletSuzanne Blangsted
naPlease the explanation below:
Eva Harbo Andersen


  

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12 hrs
Please the explanation below:


Explanation:
Having been fortunate enough to visit relatives in Greenland in 1991, I have also been to ”brættet” where fresh seal’s meat, whale, haddock etc. was sold.

Whenever seal meant for sale was landed in a Greenlandish township, it was sold ”på brættet”. Bræt means board or plank, and as far as I have been told – all meat used to be put up for sale on a board to keep it off the ground and to make transportation easier.
”Brættet” is of course located very close to the coastline. Traditions change and so do rules of hygiene, so I wouldn’t know how common this type of commodity market is today.
Accepted spelling in Danish used to be ”brædtet”, but is now only ”brættet”.






    A visit to Maniitsoq in Greenland
Eva Harbo Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 11:57
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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Grading comment
Did not contain the actual translation, but was informative. I think I used stalls.
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20 hrs
pallet


Explanation:
I lived in Greenland for a few months back in 1959 and agree with the one answer that you got. The term and procedure is most identical to the English word pallet, which is a portable platform on which materials are stacked for storage or transportation. Hope this will help.
Suz




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Suzanne Blangsted
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20 hrs
pallet


Explanation:
I lived in Greenland for a few months back in 1959 and agree with the one answer that you got. The term and procedure is most identical to the English word pallet, which is a portable platform on which materials are stacked for storage or transportation. Hope this will help.
Suz




    Webster's English dictionary for pallet plus own experience
    from Greenland
Suzanne Blangsted
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2 days 2 hrs
Seal meat for sale at the market


Explanation:
It would seem like \"brædtet\" is something like a market place where fresh fish, seal and whale meat are sold.
In which case it would be:
\"Seal meat for sale at the market\"
salg av sælkød - sale of seal meat
In Scandinavia, particularly in Norway, Iceland and Finland, it is quite common to hunt for (and eat) whale
and/or seal.
Good luck!


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zosia
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