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

Whenever somebody is doing øvelseskjøring, there’s a sign with a red L in the rear window. (Image manipulated by me, using a photo kindly provided by Norsk Elbilforening at Flickr, CC License.(

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

(Image from OpenClipart.)

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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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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