I'm reaching the point where I understand most of the words I hear or read, but still little of the meaning. I'm a bit surprised actually. Here's an example -- on the back of a pamphlet at an insurance company was the following quote:
<< En kløvet, solfylt tomat
med salt, persille og hakket løk
midt på vinteren-
Så må det allikevel bære
Den riktige kolde jeg havnet på! >>
There are 26 words in this quote and I understand 24 of them. That's better than 96%. And yet, I don't get the main point of the quote.
<< A sliced, sun-ripened tomato
with salt, parsely and chopped onion
in the middle of winter
It must surely be the right ??? I ??? on/to. >>
The missing words are 'planet' and 'landed on', and they make all the difference.