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Silent Letters in Norwegian Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

Ever thought about all the letters we don’t say out loud – like the h in ’hour’? Even though Norwegian is spelt in a more straightforward way than English, it also has its share of stumme bokstaver (silent letters, literally ”mute letters”). Hvem, hva, hvor og hvorfor? (Who, what, where and why?) The H of…

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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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A Norwegian bird’s tale Posted by on Jun 10, 2016

How do you learn norsk when you’re not surrounded by the language? Well, surprise, bøker (books) can be excellent teachers! 🙂 Read a bit of Norwegian every day, and slowly the language will be taking over your brain… Mohaha! :-] The problem, of course, is finding texts that fit your level. Most books are either too long&difficult – or too easy&boring……

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Norwegian for Librarians Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

Talking is king, but sometimes ei god bok (a good book) may be your best friend in your struggle to absorb the lovely Norwegian language! Most Norwegian towns have a public bibliotek [beebleeohTEHK] (library). Like many other European countries, Norway is getting increasingly web-based, so don’t be surprised if the library you visit operates a…

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