Swedish Idioms: There’s No Danger on the Roof!

Here is another funny idiom for you guys.⁣⁠⠀
When you want to say, 𝘕𝘰 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 or 𝘕𝘰 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 you can say Ingen fara på taket, which literally means no danger on the roof!


This is a shortened version which stems from: ⁣⁠⠀
Det är ingen fara på taket så länge skorstenen står. ⁣⁠⠀
There is no danger on the roof as long as the chimney stands

Which loosely translated means:
There is no need to stress (in bad weather, for example) as long as the chimney remains standing.⁣⁠⠀

Nowadays you can shorten that to a very cool:⁠⠀
Ingen Fara!
No Danger

Bonus Notes

This idiom is synonymous with another one you may have already heard:
Ingen ko på isen – which also stems from a much longer proverb: ⁣⁠⠀

Det är ingen ko på isen så länge rumpan är på land.⁣⁠⠀
There is no cow on the ice as long as the ass is on the land

Which again, means if you can see the cows standing in the field you do not need to worry about them falling through the ice. = No Worries! ⁠⠀


Next time you are in a situation that warrants a No Worries, try Ingen fara instead.

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