bananskal

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

bananskal n ‎(definite singular bananskalet, indefinite plural bananskal, definite plural bananskala)

  1. a banana skin or banana peel

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈnɑːnˌskɑːl/

Etymology[edit]

Svenska Akademiens ordbok Attested since 1919 acccording to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok. From banan ‎(banana) + skal ‎(shell; rind; peel). Usage of the idiom is more recent.

Noun[edit]

bananskal n

  1. Banana peel, banana skin
    Det låg gammalt tidningspapper och bananskal på det smutsiga golvet.
    "There were old newspapers and banana peels on the dirty floor."
  2. (colloquial, idiomatic) Unexpectedly getting involved with something, especially employment.
    Jag halkade in på jobbet som VD på ett bananskal.
    "I got the job as managing director by chance."

Declension[edit]

Inflection of bananskal 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bananskal bananskalet bananskal bananskalen
Genitive bananskals bananskalets bananskals bananskalens

See also[edit]