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Danish / Dansk

  • Jeg er vegetar - I am vegetarian
  • Jeg er veganer - I am a vegan
  • Jeg spiser ikke kød - I don't eat meat
  • Jeg bryder mig ikke om k°d - I don't like meat
  • Jeg spiser ikke k°d, Šg og mŠlkeprodukter - I don't eat meat, eggs or dairy products
  • Har De nogen vegetarretter? - Do you have any vegetarian dishes?
  • Jeg elsker dyr, så jeg spiser dem ikke - I love animals, so I don't eat them
  • Hej jeg hedder . . . - Hello my name is . . .

Finnish / Suomeksi

  • Olen kasvissyöjä - I am a vegetarian.
  • Olen vegaani - I am a vegan
  • En syö eläimiä - I don't eat animals
  • En syö lihaa - I don't eat meat
  • En syö edes kanamunaa - I don't eat eggs either
  • Ei edes maitotuotteita - not even milk products
  • Kahvi ilman maitoa. - Coffee without milk.
  • vihannekset -vegetables, hedelmät - fruits, soijapavut - soyabeans, sienet - mushrooms
  • Rakastan eläimiä joten en syö niitä - I love animals, so I don't eat them

Icelandic

  • ╔g bor­a ekki kj÷t - I do not eat meat
  • ╔g er grŠnmetisŠta - I am a vegetarian
  • ╔g bor­a ekki ost - I do not eat cheese
  • ╔g bor­a ekki egg - I do not eat eggs
  • ╔g bor­a ekki kj˙kling - I do not eat chicken
  • ╔g bor­a ekki mjˇlkurafur­ir - I do not eat dairy
  • baunir, linsur - lentils
  • ╔g elska dřr og ■essvegna bor­a Úg ■au ekki - I love animals, so I don't eat them

Norwegian

  • Jeg er vegetarianer - I am a vegetarian
  • Jeg er veganer - I am a vegan
  • Jeg spiser ikke kjøtt,egg eller meieriprodukter - I don't eat meat, eggs nor dairy products
  • Jeg spiser verken kjøtt, kylling eller fisk - I eat neither meat, chicken nor fish
  • Jeg liker ikke kjøtt. - I don't like meat
  • Har du noen vegetarretter. - Do you have any vegetarian dishes?
  • Kan dere lage en matrett uten kj°tt, fisk, melkeprodukter eller egg, vaer saa snill? Can you make a dish without meat, fish, dairy or eggs, please?
  • Har dere urtete, juice eller (mineral)vann? Have you got herbal tea, juice or (sparkling) water?
  • Jeg elsker dyr, derfor spiser jeg dem ikke. - I love animals, therefore i don't eat them
  • Dyr er mine venner, og jeg spiser ikke vennene mine - animals are my friends, and i don't eat my friends
A general advice is that Norwegians have a good knowledge and understanding of common english words.. so give it a try in English with Norwegians below 70 years of age before you stumble into bad Norwegian prononciation. Most people will enjoy some exercise of their vocabulary.

Swedish / Svenska

  • Jag är vegetarian - I am a vegetarian
  • Jag är vegan. - I am vegan.
  • Jag äter inte kött - I do not eat meat
  • Jag äter inte ost - I do not eat cheese
  • Jag äter inte ägg - I do not eat eggs
  • Jag äter inte kyckling - I do not eat chicken
  • Jag äter inte mjölkprodukter - I do not eat dairy products
  • bönor - beans; linser - lentils; fisk - fish; ńgg - egg; kyckling - chicken; ost - cheese
  • Jag älskar djur, så jag äter dem inte - I love animals, so I don't eat them
English is understood by most Swedes so just give it a try in english.


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