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Get Ready for Easter Skiing Posted by on Mar 31, 2018

Påskefjellet (”the Easter mountain”) is something you can find only in Norge. During påskeferien (the Easter vacation) as much as 1/3 of all Norwegians (or so my familie told me!) go on a skiing adventure på fjellet (in the mountains/highland). Some stay several days in their hytter (cabins), while others just spend some hours enjoying…

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Slow Down and Repeat Posted by on Mar 25, 2018

Jeg lærer norsk. Kan du snakke litt langsommere? (I’m learning Norwegian. Could you speak a little bit slower, please?) As a language learner, you’ve probably sometimes found yourself in situations of awkward communication. Maybe you’ve learnt a few setninger (phrases) by heart, and all of a sudden every Norwegian starts telling you their life story…

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Olympic Gold for the Norwegians Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

For en glede! For en folkefest! (What a joy! What a celebration for the people!) Vinter-OL i Sør-Korea has come to a glorious end for the country known as skisportens vugge (the craddle of skiing). Rødt, hvitt og blått (red, white and blue – the colours of the Norwegian flag) totally dominerte seierspallen (dominated the…

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Norwegian Newspapers Posted by on Feb 25, 2018

Å lese avis er en veldig god måte å lære seg språk. (Reading newspapers is a very good way to learn languages.) Enten du liker korte eller lange artikler, finner du garantert noe å bryne deg på. (Whether you like short or long articles, you’ll certainly find something to ”sharpen your mind”.) 🙂 You can…

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Fjords and Mountains ahoy! Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Ut på tur, aldri sur! (Out on a trip, never sulky!) Yes, Norway is sometimes a very wet and cold place. Still, most Norwegians and tourists agree the country has something very special – fjord og fjell (fjord and mountains). When the Vikings were making poetry, they loved to pair words starting with the same…

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