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All Nordic Languages: Moral obligation to spend time outdoor

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by Tryggr, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Tryggr New Member

    English
    Hello everyone. I am trying to dig up not a specific translation but a phrase that I think may be some type of slang. I believe this phrase was once used as the motto for a tourism board to one of the Scandinavian countries. My understanding is that it roughly translates to "The moral obligation to spend time outdoors in nice weather". Is anybody familiar with something along these lines?

    Thank you,
    Tryggr
     
  2. raumar Senior Member

    Oslo, Norway
    Norwegian
    Hi! There are some phrases about the obligation to spend time outdoors in Norwegian, but I don't really think they cover what you are looking for. One expression is "Ut på tur, aldri sur" (Go for a hike, never grumpy) - implying an obligation to go outdoors, and be happy about it as well. Another phrase is "Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær" (There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes), meaning that you have an obligation to be outdoors even in bad weather. But I doubt that any tourism board would use these as slogans.

    So this might not be what you ask for, but maybe somebody else have some better suggestions?
     
  3. Ben Jamin Senior Member

    Norway
    Polish
    Could you explain better what exactly you are looking for? Is it a kind of slogan?
     

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