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Worst Case Norwegian Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

Vanligvis er Norge et veldig trygt land. (Normally, Norway is a very safe country.) Here are a few expressions to use when everything goes wrong… – Hjelp, jeg har gått meg vill! (Help me, I’ve lost my way!) – Vet du hvordan jeg kommer meg tilbake til veien? (Do you know how I get back…

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100 Basic Words in Norwegian Posted by on Nov 27, 2016

Sometimes linguists come up with stuff that’s really useful for language learners. Even if science is not your thing, I hope you’ll like the Swadesh list as much as I do. 🙂 It’s a list of 100 ”core ideas” that speakers of most languages can express – just simple things like ”sun” or ”foot”. (This…

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The Movie Norway Loves Posted by on Oct 31, 2016

Did you know a Norwegian movie inspired Star Wars? After the last post about øvelseskjøring it’s time to highlight one of Norway’s biggest adventures of biler (cars) and kjærlighet (love) – Flåklypa Grand Prix (FLAWkleepah grannPREE)! On the top of a fjellknaus (”mountain hill”) – where the morning sun rises above the Big Gorge (der…

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Driving with no Licence in Norway Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

Have you ever been driving behind a really slow car with a red L in the rear window? If it was in Norway, it meant that the driver in front of you was doing øvelseskjøring! The word means ”practice driving”, and as far as I’m aware, the thing only exists in Norway… Det er veldig…

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Basic shapes in Norwegian Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

You’ve got the colours, and now you need formene (the shapes). 🙂 You can certainly guess what sirkel [SEERkel] means. Another word for the roundest of shapes is runding (”round thing”). Strek is a common word for linje [LEENyeh] (line). When you’re drawing shapes, it’s hard to avoid streker. Some of them get together to…

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