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09:53 Jul 15, 2001
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: Lavner du salt savner du alt
it's on a salt and pepper shaker we're just trying to figure out what it says
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Summary of answers provided
naIf you lack salt, you lack everything.Even Eifring
nasee commentTone Wittmann
naSee comments !Tone Wittmann


  

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3 hrs
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Explanation:
I think the phrase is "Savner du salt savner du alt" ( I have never heard the verb lavner in Norwegian)

The translation would be:
"Food without salt has little taste"

I even found a hit in www.google.com on that "proverb" (in Norwegian)and here they gave that "translation/description" of that phrase

http://folk.uio.no/nriedl/tekster/lt991105.htm


I wish you good luck !

Best regards from Tone
Norwegian in Nuremberg, Germany

Tone Wittmann
Local time: 08:36
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in pair: 12
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3 hrs
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Explanation:
One more comment, the meaning of the phrase I mentionned above fits with your question concerning the pepper.

The direct translation of the phrase would be:

"If salt is missing, you don´t have much/anything"
"If salt is missing, you´re really poor"

Good luck, Tone

Tone Wittmann
Local time: 08:36
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
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14 hrs
If you lack salt, you lack everything.


Explanation:
This is the direct translation of "Savner du salt, savner du alt."


    Native Norwegian.
Even Eifring
Local time: 08:36
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in pair: 4
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