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Cinema Season Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Culture

Nova kino, sal 5

From the Nova cinema in Trondheim.

November is usually a dark and cold month in many parts of Norway. Træerne (the trees) have lost their blader (leaves). Snøen (the snow) is coming, or isn’t quite there yet, so everyone is waiting for the riktig vinter [RIKtee VINter] (real winter) to begin in desember. Instead of catching a flu or a depression, why don’t you grant yourself some forfriskende (refreshing) escapism? As a classic ad says: I kinomørket er allting lov. (Everything’s allowed in the darkness of a cinema.)


All Norwegian byer (cities, towns) have at least one decent & modern kino [SHEENoh/CHEENoh] (cinema). Even larger bygder (villages) often have a kinosal (”cinema hall”).


Blir du med på kino? Are you coming with (me) to the cinema? Wanna go to the cinema?


Det går en skikkelig kul film klokka ni. There’s a very cool movie at nine o’ clock.


Hva heter den? What’s it called?


Har du sett ”Kon-Tiki”? Have you watched ”Kon-Tiki”?


Når går den? When is it shown? (Literally: ”When does it go?”)


Hva skal vi se? What are we going to watch?


Jeg foretrekker morsomme/romantiske/skumle/spennende/amerikanske/norske filmer. I prefer fun/romantic/spooky/exciting/American/Norwegian movies.


Hvor lenge varer filmen? How long does the film last?


Hva er din yndlingsskuespilleren din? What’s your favourite actor/actress?


Jeg liker drama/krim/tegnefilmer. I like drama/crime fiction/cartoons (animated movies).


Jeg elsker kortfilmer! I love short movies!


Hvor mye koster billetten? How much does the ticket cost?


En stor cola og en treliters popkorn, takk. I’d like a big coke and a three litres of popcorn, please.


Jeg holder på å lære norsk, så jeg vil gjerne se en norsk film. I’m learning Norwegian, so I’d like to watch a Norwegian movie.


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About the Author: Bjørn A. Bojesen

I was born in Denmark, but spent large parts of my childhood and study years in Norway. I later returned to Denmark, where I finished my MA in Scandinavian Studies. Having relatives in Sweden as well, I feel very Scandinavian! I enjoy reading and travelling, and sharing stories with you! You’re always welcome to share your thoughts with me and the other readers.


  1. Scharon De Almeida Adamson:

    Great post! I especially like “…en treliters popkorn…” since it’s not how we order here in the U.S.- sounds cute :)Thanks for the post.

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