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English translation: 'Filharmonie' is not a Norwegian word.

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08:00 Jul 18, 2001
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Norwegian term or phrase: Filharmonie
Its' a company title, but I am just not sure if this is an actual translation of philharmonic, or whether it is a play on words, as it it a film company, thus something like filharmonic.
Can a native Norwegian just confirm this for me please?
Clare Coupland
English translation:'Filharmonie' is not a Norwegian word.
Explanation:
I have looked it up in Tanums store rettskrivningsordbok, which contains 300,000 Norwegian words, and 'filharmonie' is not in it. We do, however, have an orchestra called Oslo-Filharmonien. My feeling is that the last part of this name is the definite form of the noun 'filharmoni', but 'filharmoni' is not in the dictionaries either. The English equivalent of 'filharmoni' would be 'philharmony'.

Maybe there is a play on words here, but I don't see it. If it had been 'filmharmonie' with an m, I might have imagined something like that.
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Even Eifring
Local time: 15:14
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na'Filharmonie' is not a Norwegian word.Even Eifring


  

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'Filharmonie' is not a Norwegian word.


Explanation:
I have looked it up in Tanums store rettskrivningsordbok, which contains 300,000 Norwegian words, and 'filharmonie' is not in it. We do, however, have an orchestra called Oslo-Filharmonien. My feeling is that the last part of this name is the definite form of the noun 'filharmoni', but 'filharmoni' is not in the dictionaries either. The English equivalent of 'filharmoni' would be 'philharmony'.

Maybe there is a play on words here, but I don't see it. If it had been 'filmharmonie' with an m, I might have imagined something like that.


    Native Norwegian.
Even Eifring
Local time: 15:14
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