Found in Translation is back. This time we are partnering with artist and amateur linguist Jen Giacalone.
In this section, we take a well known phrase from another language, then find the equivalent saying in English.
If your language has an alternative version, we would love to know, so post it in the comments!
So, this week’s saying is:
The Danish equivalent of “no pain, no gain” is “ingen arme, ingen småkager” which translates to “no arms, no cookies”
Which we’re sure you can agree, is tragic. What is it in your language?
German is 'Ohne Fleiß kein Preis', which translates to 'No sweat, no reward.' We do use the Danish version too, though – 'Keine Arme, keine Kekse' 🙂
— Angelika Rust (@AngelikaRust) August 8, 2018