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Romantic Norway Posted by on Sep 24, 2016

Rosemaling. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Olson at Flickr.)

What attracts you to Norway? Is it språket (the language), fjordene (the fjords), fjellene (the mountains) – or maybe trollene (the trolls)? Tourists and Norwegians alike often have very romantiske forestillinger (romantic ideas) about Norge! 🙂 Here are some of the images reisebyrået ditt (your travel agency) love to paint: Norwegians love skiing and trekking…

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10 Great Posts for Beginners Posted by on Aug 31, 2016

Jotunheimen National Park, Norway (Photo courtesy of Kristoffer Trolle at Flickr, CC License.)

Are you new to the Norwegian language? 🙂 In that case: Velkommen! On this blog you’ll find a wide variety of topics of everything related to Norwegian language and culture. Whether you come to Norway for the fjords and valleys or want to watch ”Troll Hunter” without subtitles, there should be something for you here.…

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Fun and special words in Norwegian Posted by on Aug 27, 2016

(Image courtesy of Steven Depolo at Flickr, CC License.)

Sometimes learning Norwegian vocabulary can be really fun – you discover items that make you giggle or shake your head in disbelief: How could anyone even think of an expression like that? Below are some words that I myself find really great. What are your favourites? Please drop a line in the comments section. 🙂…

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Making a call to Customer Support Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

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Calling a Norwegian company for kundeservice [KOONNehserviss] (customer support)? Although the (wo)man at the other end of the line probably speaks good English, (s)he might just give you that extra amount of attention if you do speak Norwegian! 🙂 Here are a few phrases to keep you going. Trykk 1 for meny, trykk 2 for…

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Souvenir Hunting in Norway Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

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Hei! Hvordan går det? Hopefully, your answer is bra (well)! 🙂 To many people, sommeren ([the] Summer) is a time for reiser (travels). Maybe you even found your way to Norge, to enjoy the land of fjorder og fjell? Here are some suvenirer you may consider bringing home: • norsk melkesjokolade (Norwegian chocolate). While some…

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