Translation for 'What a pity' from English to Norwegian
Det var synd!What a pity!
Partial Matches
For et syn!What a sight!
For en/et ... !What a/an ... !
Bare tullprat!What a lot (load) of rubbish! [coll.]
Så synd!Pity!
å forbarme seg over noento take pity on sb.
hva {pron}what
Hæ? [uform.]What?
hvorfor {adv}what for
Hva i all verden ...!What on earth ...!
Hvordan kan det forklares?What gives? [coll.]
Hva handler dette om?What's this about?
å få det som man vilto get what one wants
Hva i helvete? [uform.]What the hell? [coll.]
Hva har du gjort?What have you done?
Hva er klokka?What time is it?
Hva heter du?What's your name?
Hva kan jeg gjøre?What can I do?
unverified å finne ut hva suss out out what...
Vet du hva?You know what? [coll.]
Hva mener du?What do you think?
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Usage Examples English
  • The long coda sees what Schaffner termed the "pseudo-symphonic tension" burst into a frenzy of brass and timpani, further slide guitar soloing, and the "What a pity" mantra joined by "Hey Jude"-style "Na-na-na-na" chorus.
  • What a pity and sadness!
  • In the novel, he becomes Oliver's closest friend (although he betrays Oliver when Oliver is caught) and he tries to make him a pickpocket, but soon realises that Oliver will not succeed, and feels sorry for him, saying "What a pity it is he isn't a prig!
  • Voltaire is known to have said, "Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal."
  • It has been proposed that this was temple of the city's chief god, Zeus Solymeus. What a pity, then, that apart from its five-metre-high cella walls, very little remains of this temple.

  • Their co-compositions included, "Oh What A Pity" and "Comin' On Strong".
  • . What a pity that she lacked the wealth and the leisure of a Huntington or a Morgan.
  • Bill Fallowfield Rugby Football League secretary, said: "What a pity.
  • In Arabic-speaking countries, saying "haram" can mean 'what a shame' or 'what a pity' (this meaning has been adopted by Modern Hebrew slang as well and is alike to the Italian use of [...]).
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