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Norway at the Oscars Posted by on Feb 28, 2013

Did you watch the Oscars last Sunday? This year, many nordmenn were following the American movie award show with a lot of spenning (excitement). Hvorfor? (Why?) Perhaps you noticed that a Norwegian film had been nominated in the category ”Best Foreign Language Film”… In Kon-Tiki the regissører (directors) Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg recreate the…

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Is Norwegian the new Chinese? Posted by on Feb 20, 2013

”I don’t understand a word Norwegian, but I love listening to Norwegians speaking it! It’s so melodic, it sounds like they’re singing!” Sometimes people say things like that. And in a way, they’re right. Did you know Norwegian and Chinese had something in common? Almost any basic intro to Chinese will mention the word ma. Depending…

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Happy Sami Day Posted by on Feb 6, 2013

Gratulerer med dagen! (Congratulations [with the day]!) Today is samefolkets dag – the day of the Sami people. Did you know Norway had an indigenous minority? ”We feel like Native Americans,” two Sami girls told a Norwegian reporter. Like many Native Americans, samene (the Sami) are fully integrated in the mainstream society. They go i barnehage (to kindergarten), på skole (to school) and work…

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