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The Norwegian word “til” Posted by on Aug 28, 2011

The word “til” in Norwegian has mange betydninger (many meanings), including to, until, for, by, with, at, of, through, as, and on.  It is one of the most commonly used words in the language.  Even the simplest of sentences for beginning Norwegian students inlcude the word “til” often.  The following is a list of sentences…

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Skogfjorden Norwegian Language Village Posted by on Aug 25, 2011

Skogfjorden is one of the many Concordia Language Villages in northern MN.  I have, unfortunately never attended as a camper, nor as a counselor.  I did not know about the program until I attended St. Olaf College.  It’s such a pity that I wasn’t aware of CLV’s existence, because I certainly would have attended!  For…

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Ane Brun Posted by on Aug 23, 2011

Born Ane Brunvoll on March 10, 1976, this singer/song-writer, guitarist, and vocalist was born in Molde, Norway.  She made her debut in 2003 and has since recorded 6 albums.  Brun has lived in Stockholm, Sweden for the last 10 years.  She runs her own record label, Balloon Ranger Records, when she is not on…

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Inflyttingsfest-housewarming party Posted by on Aug 18, 2011

I don’t own a hus (house), but someday when I do, I’m definitely going to throw an inflyttingsfest (housewarming party).  I have older friends that own a house, but none of my friends that are the same age as me (26) have taken that jump (or can afford it).  In any case, in the next…

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How to ask for Directions in Norwegian Posted by on Aug 16, 2011

I am notorious for getting lost.  It doesn’t matter if I’ve been somewhere a hundred times before, I can still manage to get lost.  The mode of transportation makes no difference either.  I’ll lose my way in a car, on foot, on 2 wheels, you name it. Landmarks or something else that catches my…

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The Golden Arches in Norway Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

Would you believe that there are 72 McDonald’s restaurants in Norway?  I’m not sure why I was thinking about the presence of fast food kjeder (chains) in Norway.  I rarely eat fast food in the U.S. and when I do, I stick to Subway, Chipotle, Potbelly’s, Panera-mostly sandwich style kjeder.  I can’t remember the…

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Norwegian Vocabulary for Emergencies Posted by on Aug 9, 2011

When one learns a new language, I think that shortly after grasping numbers and days of the week, one should learn vocabulary that pertains to nødstilfeller (emergencies).  Even if you find yourself traveling in a country with a high percentage of people who can speak English, when a nødstillfelle occurs natural instincts are the…

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