ÞAÐ KVAÐ STANDA OFURLÍTIÐ TIL FYRIR LÍSIBETU, HAFI ÞAÐ EKKI FYRRI SKEÐ

English translation: before, already

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Icelandic term or phrase:fyrri
English translation:before, already
Entered by: SeiTT

15:56 Dec 18, 2003
Icelandic to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Icelandic term or phrase: ÞAÐ KVAÐ STANDA OFURLÍTIÐ TIL FYRIR LÍSIBETU, HAFI ÞAÐ EKKI FYRRI SKEÐ
099:07 "Hann er nú reyndar búinn að setja upp hringinn,
099:08 blessað kvennagullið eftirsóknarverða þarna frammi í
099:09 dalbotninum. Það kvað standa ofurlítið til fyrir Lísibetu,
099:10 hafi það ekki fyrri skeð," sagði Jóhanna og hló kuldahlátur.
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:52
something interesting is afoot for Lísibet, as if that hasn't happened before
Explanation:
See explanation of "það kvað standa ofurlítið til" above.

"hafi það ekki fyrri skeð" could be interpreted either as "as if that hasn't happened before", or as "if it hasn't already happened"
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JoGunn
Local time: 07:52
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many thanks, Jo, great stuff!
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4something interesting is afoot for Lísibet, as if that hasn't happened before
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something interesting is afoot for Lísibet, as if that hasn't happened before


Explanation:
See explanation of "það kvað standa ofurlítið til" above.

"hafi það ekki fyrri skeð" could be interpreted either as "as if that hasn't happened before", or as "if it hasn't already happened"

JoGunn
Local time: 07:52
Native speaker of: Native in IcelandicIcelandic
PRO pts in pair: 27
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many thanks, Jo, great stuff!
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