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Archive for November, 2012

A Radiator for Norway Posted by on Nov 30, 2012

For many Norwegians, it is viktig å hjelpe andre [VEEktee aw YELpeh ANN-dreh] (important to help others). Norway is one of the world’s richest countries, and a lot of people feel they should share a bit of this rikdom (wealth) with fattige land (poor countries). Organizations like Røde kors (Red Cross), Redd barna (Save the Children) and Kirkens nødhjelp (The Church’s Humanitarian Aid) do an awful lot…

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Tir n’a Noir Posted by on Nov 23, 2012

Are you looking for Norwegian music? A band I’d recommend to anyone is Vamp. Based in the west coast city of Haugesund, they’ve been famous for their Irish-inspired folk rock since the 1990’ies. They’re a staple at televised festivals, and have won an armful of the prestigious spellemann (”fiddler”) awards. The band was founded by Torbjørn Økland and…

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From Play to Playful Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

Sometimes you need to change a word from one grammatical class to another. In English you do that all the time, for example when you make the verb ”to read” into a noun by adding an -ing suffix: Reading makes me happy. When you want to swap the class of a Norwegian word, you have several…

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