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Archive for January, 2010

Dialog Posted by on Jan 31, 2010

I haven’t written a dialog in a while and they are always hjelpsom (helpful) when one is learning et annet språk (another language).  I’m going to use a simple dialog that I actually just had with my boyfriend after we both woke up. God morgen.  Hvordan har du det?  Good morning.  How are you? God morgen. …

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en drosje i Norge Posted by on Jan 26, 2010

a taxi in Norway.  I have taken en drosje several times in Norway and I can only say good things.  Every drosje I rode in was clean and comfortable, and driven by very friendly immigrants.  Not that every drosjesjåfør (taxi driver) in Norway is an immigrant, but certainly the majority are.  I enjoyed talking with…

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what is up with the “e” ending?! Posted by on Jan 23, 2010

Doesn’t it seem like almost all norske ord (Norwegian words) end in bokstaven ‘e’ (the letter “e”)?  A recent comment on an old post about norsk uttalelse (Norwegian pronunciation) inquired about the ‘e’ ending on so many norske ord.  I remember thinking that same thought when I first begynte å lære norsk (began to learn…

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å lære norsk Posted by on Jan 17, 2010

Hvor mye norsk kan du?  How much Norwegian do you know? A topic that is certainly vanlig (common) among people who are learning et nytt språk (a new language).  It’s nice to be able to let someone know nivået (the level) you are really at with språket.  If you are a beginner with the language…

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På biblioteket Posted by on Jan 16, 2010

At the library.  At some point in your life, you probably spent a significant amount of time på biblioteket.  Maybe på grunnskole (grade school), videregåendeskole (high school), universitetet (college), på jobb (at work), eller i fritida (or in freetime).  I always thought it was fun å dra til biblioteket (to go to the library) when…

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Adverb Posted by on Jan 14, 2010

Adverbs.  I know I wrote a post in the past that described adverbs relating to frequencies of events.  I would like to go over more norske adverb.  As a reminder, an adverb can modify essentially any part of speech except a noun.  Adverbs typically modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, a phrase, or a clause.  They are…

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“sj” vs. “kj” Posted by on Jan 9, 2010

If you haven’t already been confused about the difference in these two sounds, “sj” and “kj”, I hope this post prevents any future confusion regarding the matter.  There is a small, but important difference between the pronunciation of the two; it is sometimes difficult for beginners to hear the difference, and even more difficult to…

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