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Archive for November, 2010

Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish-mutually intelligible Posted by on Nov 30, 2010

Most people give me a very strange look when I tell them that I speak Norwegian.  They give me an even stranger look when I say that one of my majors was Norwegian.  After the look sets in for a few seconds, they typically ask, “why?”  A simple, straight-forward and fair question, although I get…

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Air travel in Norway Posted by on Nov 23, 2010

Norway is an extremely long and narrow country.  If you look at the map, you will see that it really isn´t very far from Bergen to Stavanger, Ålesund, or Trondheim.  It takes a long time to drive to most places in Norway, whether it be on the coast or in the mountains.  However, as the…

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Winter weather in Norway Posted by on Nov 18, 2010

Now that we have had our first snø (snow) here in MN after a long, warm, and beautiful høst, I´m definitely getting in the spirit of vinter and jul.  Although I was very disappointed to have to leave Norway recently, I was happy to narrowly escape the normally scheduled and very prompt arrival of vinter…

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Culinary vocabulary in Norwegian Posted by on Nov 16, 2010

I just started working part-time at a restaurant and wine bar called Fermentations.  If you are in the vicinity of the metro area or southeastern MN, I highly recommend it.  It is quite a liten restaurant (small restaurant) in kind of a dumpy area outside of where I live.  It´s a gem in the…

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Norwegian Dairy Posted by on Nov 11, 2010

Norwegian meieri (dairy) is amazing.  The ost (cheese), yogurt, melk (milk), egg–the whole bit-utrolig godt (unbelieveably good)!!  Tine, one of the 12 agricultural cooperatives in Norway, nearly has a monopoly over the meieri industry.  The majority of meieri produkter you find in Norwegian matbutikker (grocery stores) are made by Tine.  Tine has a number…

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Norwegian Tongue Twisters Posted by on Nov 9, 2010

Since I posted a question about Norwegian tongue twisters on facebook last week, I think I should do the topic justice and write a post.  Some of you had some great ones to share with all of us!  I love tongue twisters even if they are in languages I can´t understand.  It´s just funny…

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Robinson Reality TV Series in Norway Posted by on Nov 4, 2010

Have you seen ´Survival?´ If so, you would recognize ´Robinsonekspedisjonen´as Norway´s version of this reality show.  Norway obtained the rights to air their own version of the show in 1999 after its success in Denmark and Sweden.  It is aired on TV3.  As you might imagine, the name derives from Robinson Crusoe and Swiss Family…

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