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How Do You Say-Imply “Selling Ice to Eskimos?” in German?

Taking coals to Newcastle/Selling ice to the Eskimos

Russian: Yezdit’ b Tulu s svoim samovarom
He’s going to Tula, taking his own samovar

German: Eulen nach Athen tragen
Taking owls to Athens

Hungarian: Vizet hord a Dunába
He’s taking water to the Danube

Spanish: Es como llevar naranjas a Valencia
It’s like taking oranges to Valencia

Interesting I did not know Athens is apparently over-run by owls …

Many more to check out …

Via Lonely Planet

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