Tag Archives: Oslo

17. mai, Step by Step Posted by on May 17, 2018

Gratulerer med dagen, Norge! (”Congrats with the day”, Norway!) It’s syttende mai [May 17th] again, and Norwegians all over the world are rejoicing and celebrating their nasjonaldag [nashoNAALdaag]. A 17. mai spent in a Norwegian bygd (village/town) or by (town/city) is a great experience, so for those of you who haven’t got that opportunity, here’s…

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Norwegians are not ashamed of Skam Posted by on Mar 31, 2017

Eva har startet på videregående. (Eva has started at High School.) Hun har ei mor som aldri er hjemme, og kjæresten Jonas, som hun er veldig glad i. (She’s got a mother who’s never at home, and her boyfriend Jonas, whom she loves very much.) Men hun har ikke så mange venninner. (But she hasn’t…

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The Famous Ship that Never Sailed Posted by on Aug 7, 2015

Har du noen gang drømt om å seile med vikingene? (Have you ever dreamt about sailing with the Vikings?) In Oslo you can, at least in your fantasi [fantahSEE] (imagination). Take bus number 30 to the Bygdøy peninsula to the west of central Oslo. Here you’ll find many famous museums, and at Huk aveny 35…

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Norwegians Speak Dialects Posted by on Mar 15, 2015

”I don’t understand people who speak Nynorsk Norwegian, why can’t they just switch to Bokmål Norwegian?” Now and then, readers ask such things. I’ve written about the nynorsk/bokmål split before. Of course, it may still be confusing for new learners of Norwegian. So, I’d like to set the record straight as simply as I can…

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Middle Ages Festival in Oslo Posted by on Jun 18, 2010

 Middelalderfestivalen is happening in Oslo this weekend for those of you who are interested in history or modern day representations of historical time periods and event.  I have never been to this event in Oslo, but I have been to the renaissance festival in Shakopee, MN and it is amazing.  Hundreds of people in typical…

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Oslo Posted by on May 6, 2010

Old Oslo, otherwise known as Christiania or Kristiania.  King Harald III Sigurdsson founded byen (the city) around the year 1048.  Since archaeologists have found graver (graves) in the area from before the year 1000, Oslo celebrated it’s 1000th bursdag (birthday) in the year 2000.  Although the origin of the name Oslo is uncertain, you can probably guess…

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