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Exotic Easter In Norway Posted by on Mar 31, 2013

Do you celebrate påske (”PAWskeh”, Easter) in your country? A lot of people around the world look forward to påsken (or påska) – even if they’re not Christian. They enjoy decorating their homes with påskekyllinger (Easter chickens) and eating delicious påskeegg (Easter eggs) of chocolate. These things are the same in Norway. But most other…

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How To Say What You Like Posted by on Mar 24, 2013

In terms of language, jumping into the FaceBook era has been easy for Norwegian-speakers: ’to like’ is å like [aw LEEkeh]! Liker du brunost? (Do you like Norwegian brown cheese?) Jeg liker ikke ost i det hele tatt. (I don’t like cheese at all.) Men jeg liker deg. (But I like you.) This can…

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Chief Bouillon Cube Packaging Master Assistant Posted by on Mar 14, 2013

Spiller du gitar? (”SPILLer doo gheeTAR”, do you play the guitar?) If yes, why don’t you try to play a Norwegian sang? As I told you, Norwegians really are singing while they speak, so perhaps it would help you å synge (to sing) a little! In 1988, four of Norway’s most skilled gitarister (guitarists) joined…

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4 Easy Ways To Be Posted by on Mar 8, 2013

It’s been a while since I last talked to you about grammatikk (grammar). For some learners, that’s just a necessary evil. I always argue that learning grammar can be just as fun as exploring the culture or learning vocabulary. Let’s talk about å være (”aw vare”, to be). One of the first Norwegian words…

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