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4 ways Norwegian differs from English Posted by on Aug 31, 2019

For speakers of English, learning Norwegian isn’t that hard: Both languages belong to the Germanic group and have a lot in common. (You can probably guess the meaning of words such as katt, melk, hus.) Still, there are some eye- (or rather ear!) popping differences: • Norwegian has grammatical genders. Every noun is either masculine…

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What’s Norwegian for Twerking? Posted by on Oct 11, 2013

It’s no secret that people in Norway and other western countries are fascinated by USA [oo es AH] (they might be complaining about American politics but still watch the soaps). Miley Cyrus makes some daring bevegelser (moves), and the next moment people from Oslo to Australia are talking about twerking. Or are they? It depends…

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English language in Norway Posted by on Apr 30, 2010

I have written on this topic before and I imagine I will again; the use of engelsk (English) in Norway continues to rise.  Engelsk is used increasingly in høyere utdannelse (higher education), forskning (research), arbeidsplass (work place) and daglig språk (daily language).  Requirements for English proficiency are on the rise at schools and in the job…

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