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Icelandic translation: strákstelpa

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21:02 Dec 13, 2005
English to Icelandic translations [PRO]
Slang / Iclandic slang and terminolgy
English term or phrase: tomboy
Hello. what are Icelandic synonyms including slang for tomboy, or romping girl? Please use Roman Transliterations and please respond in English. Thank you.
xxxMavericker
Icelandic translation:strákstelpa
Explanation:
This term refers to a girl who would rather play with boys than girls and who acts boyish.

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Note added at 2006-02-11 18:11:23 (GMT)
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Maverick, I don\'t have access to a dictionary of synonyms right now, but a synonym I can remember for \"skvetta\" is \"skessa\" (literally \"troll woman\", which can also indicate large size and clumsiness).

\"Fífla\" is a rather old-fashioned word for \"seduce\" and also means \"to trick\". A modern Icelander would use \"tæla\" for \"seduce\" and \"gabba\" or \"plata\" for \"to trick\".
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26 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
strákstelpa


Explanation:
This term refers to a girl who would rather play with boys than girls and who acts boyish.

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Note added at 2006-02-11 18:11:23 (GMT)
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Maverick, I don\'t have access to a dictionary of synonyms right now, but a synonym I can remember for \"skvetta\" is \"skessa\" (literally \"troll woman\", which can also indicate large size and clumsiness).

\"Fífla\" is a rather old-fashioned word for \"seduce\" and also means \"to trick\". A modern Icelander would use \"tæla\" for \"seduce\" and \"gabba\" or \"plata\" for \"to trick\".

JoGunn
Local time: 22:18
Native speaker of: Native in IcelandicIcelandic
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agree  Andres Magnusson: I'm more familiar with the variant "strákastelpa".
11 days

agree  Viktor Rafnsson: this is correct, though it should be written as "strákastelpa" for correct grammar.
185 days
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