Comments to the weather sayings

Jag lovade ju…

I did promise, to give you some explanations to the expressions I posted last week. Here they are:

  • Det som göms i snö kommer fram i tö.
  • You can not hide anything for good. It’ll come out eventually – like when the snow is melting (=tö) What’s hidden in the snow comes out in the thaw.

  • Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder.
  • No bad weather, just bad clothes. This probably doesn’t need much of an explanation.

  • Efter regn kommer solsken.
  • After rain comes sunshine. There is the same saying in English, or am I wrong?

  • Kläder efter väder
  • Clothes suitable for weather. A saying usually seen on letters from school before a school trip.

  • Spotta inte i motvind.
  • If things are against you, don’t act badly. It’ll only get back to you. Don’t spit against the wind.

  • Solen lyser även på liten stuga.
  • Even people who don’t have much in the material world, can have happiness and good times.

  • Även solen har sina fläckar.
  • Even the most popoluar and good people has their bad sides. The sun also has it’s stains.

    In intermediate lesson 6 the students were given some more sayings, this time about bodyparts: Like this one:

    • Smaken är som baken: delad.