What if the car you buy turns out to be a pig in a poke?

Norwegian translation: Hva om det viser seg at du har kjøpt katta i sekken?

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English term or phrase:What if the car you buy turns out to be a pig in a poke?
Norwegian translation:Hva om det viser seg at du har kjøpt katta i sekken?
Entered by: Per Riise

05:19 Mar 23, 2005
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English term or phrase: What if the car you buy turns out to be a pig in a poke?
"Pig in a poke" = something you bought without seeing it first and that is not as good or valuable as you expected.
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Hva om det viser seg at du har kjøpt katta i sekken?
Explanation:
I think you should rephrase this so that you have a sentence containing the car preceeding the sentence I've suggested (so that it becomes clear what "katta i sekken " (pig in a poke) refers to. Maybe something like: "Så du skal anskaffe deg en bil? Hva om det viser seg at du har kjøpt katta i sekken?"
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Per Riise
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4 +2Hva om det viser seg at du har kjøpt katta i sekken?
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what if the car you buy turns out to be a pig in a poke?
Hva om det viser seg at du har kjøpt katta i sekken?


Explanation:
I think you should rephrase this so that you have a sentence containing the car preceeding the sentence I've suggested (so that it becomes clear what "katta i sekken " (pig in a poke) refers to. Maybe something like: "Så du skal anskaffe deg en bil? Hva om det viser seg at du har kjøpt katta i sekken?"

Per Riise
Norway
Local time: 18:00
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 28
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mari Noller
1 day 16 hrs

agree  Roald Toskedal: Bortsett fra at 'anskaffe' her virker å være noe på siden av stilen din, er jeg helt enig!
3 days 4 hrs
  -> Det har du rett i! Prøvde bare å unngå å skrive "kjøpt" alt for mange ganger :-).
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