gå så det griner

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a confusion of the dialectal word gvine (standard Norwegian hvine/kvine (whine, make a high-pitched sound)) with grine (cry, shed tears).[1]

Verb[edit]

så det griner

  1. run well (literally “go in such a way that there's crying”)
    Motoren går så det griner.
    The motor runs well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Språkrådet