5 selv

18:13 Jul 16, 2003
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Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: 5 selv
I’m translating a short article in a company magazine from Norwegian to English. It’s handwritten and a little hard to read. However, it looks like there is a little play on words in one bit, or a play on numbers.

It goes;

”Resultat. 3 selv (sølv??) i fersk (først??) linje. Tilsammen 5 selv (sølv??) i 1 linje. Guld.”

Gold is a grade or rank. I imagine 3 stands for the verb “tre”, but what can the 5 represent?
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Summary of answers provided
1five gold medals
Richard Lawson
1no idea...
Lars Finsen


  

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no idea...


Explanation:
I can only make vague guesses without more context, but I believe the numbers are just meant to be numbers; no wordplay. "Tilsammen" means "altogether", so the 3 and 5 are counts of something.

The forms of the "tilsammen" and "guld" words suggest that this is either Danish or old Norwegian.

Lars Finsen
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five gold medals


Explanation:
Like Lars, I really have no idea. This is just a guess.

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Note added at 2003-07-16 23:43:09 (GMT)
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I meant \"five silver medals\" of course!

Richard Lawson
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