Norwegian: å kneskure

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by ordentlig, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. ordentlig Junior Member

    English - Canadian
    Hi again everyone,

    This is from a children's story where a thief is threatening the heroic children that he's going to catch them and get his revenge: "Der skal dere kneskure taket." I'm not sure if this is some sort of manual labor where the children have to fix his roof or something more creative! Thanks for any help, I hope this is an easy one!
  2. AutumnOwl

    AutumnOwl Senior Member

    Swedish - Sweden, Finnish
    In Swedish "knäskura" means scrub on knees, so if it's the same in Norwegian, then the children are ordered to get down on their knees and scrub the roof clean.
  3. ordentlig Junior Member

    English - Canadian
    That makes perfect sense, then! I didn't even think of it as a compound word, now I feel dumb. Thank you so much for your help!

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