lystig petter

English translation: joker

19:38 May 14, 2011
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Norwegian term or phrase: lystig petter
from a short story by Ingvar Ambjørnsen
Donna Louise (X)
English translation:joker
Explanation:
There is no hard and fast translation for lystigpetter - it is someone who cracks jokes or pokes fun at soemone else's expense. Lystig is lustful, Petter is a proper name, derived from Peter. The term should be written as one word.
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Per Bergvall
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Local time: 07:49
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3 +2joker
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lystigpetter
joker


Explanation:
There is no hard and fast translation for lystigpetter - it is someone who cracks jokes or pokes fun at soemone else's expense. Lystig is lustful, Petter is a proper name, derived from Peter. The term should be written as one word.

Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 07:49
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 16
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Leif Henriksen: Per has an impressive talent of packing loads of relevant information in a few sentences :)
58 mins

agree  Michele Fauble: But 'lystig' is 'lustful'? 'Lustful' usually has a sexual connotation in English..
15 hrs
  -> Merry and jolly are alternatives, but carry connotations of innocent fun. A lystigpetter isn't all that innocent.
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