syrnet drikkemelk

06:34 Jan 19, 2010
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Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Food & Drink / Dairy products
Norwegian term or phrase: syrnet drikkemelk
Til forskjell fra søt drikkemelk
Local time: 05:38

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5 +2fermented milk drink
Andrea Muresan
Charles Ek
3soured milk
Diarmuid Kennan



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fermented milk drink

Compared to "søt drikkemelk", "syrnet drikkemelk" is a fermented milk drink, in other words a Kefir. See the links below.

Example sentence(s):
  • Fermented milk is a popular drink. Recent studies revealed that some fermented milk containing some strains of lactic acid bacteria have health-promoting effects through improvement of the intestinal microflora and modulation of the immune system.

Andrea Muresan
Local time: 06:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in Norwegian (Bokmal)Norwegian (Bokmal)

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agree  ECCommunication: or cultured milk drink (for marketing purposes):
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agree  Sven Petersson
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soured milk

This is my suggestion

Diarmuid Kennan
Local time: 04:38
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Fermented milk products are made all over the world. Finding linguistic equivalencies is made difficult by the variations in processes and fermenting agents used. (I've tried many times to duplicate rømme in my kitchen over here. But the result is like what my father used to say about another beverage: "Whoever named it 'near beer' was a damn poor judge of distance.")

"Buttermilk" has two meanings, as you'll see in the chart at the reference link below. One of these is equivalent to the Scandinavian soured drinking milk(s) at issue here, as the chart shows. The other one is the traditional byproduct of buttermaking. These days, almost no one knows about the latter, much less has access to it.

"Kefir" is usually denoted as such in my experience and as the chart shows.

Charles Ek
United States
Local time: 22:38
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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