KNØTTELITEN

13:44 Sep 30, 2010
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Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Norwegian term or phrase: KNØTTELITEN
Translation of a kindergarten department name.
Does Knøtteliten come from a specific children's book or story?
jeffrey engberg
Norway
Local time: 08:58


Summary of answers provided
3 +1TINY TOTS
eodd
3ITSY BITSY
Vibeke Koehler


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TINY TOTS


Explanation:
I'm not aware that it comes from a specific children's book or story. Tiny tots is how I'd translate it here

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Note added at 1 hr (2010-09-30 14:47:25 GMT)
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Or "Little Acorns" from the proverb
“From little acorns mighty oaks do grow”, if you do want to translate the term

There are a few kindergarten-type establishments in Ireland called "Little Acorns".

eodd
Local time: 07:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  lingo_montreal: Term used commonly in Canada and US for daycares (= barnehager) or daycare departments/age groups.
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ITSY BITSY


Explanation:
Just another suggestion for confusion's sake.

Thinking that this embraces both the idea of cute litte ones (yes, I like spiders, and kids) - and the aspect of associating to a nursery rhyme.


Vibeke Koehler
Norway
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Native speaker of: Norwegian
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