Norwegian words that are the same as English words! Posted by kari on Mar 16, 2011 in Language, Pronunciation, Vocabulary
There are more words than you may think that are exactly the same in Norwegian as they are in English. They are of course pronounced differently, but are indeed written the same way and have the same meaning. Even better than cognates, right? 🙂
And some of these include:
finger (fing-err) flip the “r”
glass (gloss) with a quick “o”
over (oh-verr) “ver” pronounced with a soft, flipped “r”
under (unn-err)-the “d” is essentially silent
test-same:) the word “eksamen” is also used, like “exam” in English
person (pehr-shoon) “per” pronounced with a soft, flipped “r”
burger (bur-gehr)-same as above for the “r”
for (fohr)with a quick, flipped “r”
Finally an easy language lesson, right?!
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