Today we’re going to talk about homonyms – words with identical spelling and pronunciation but with totally different meanings… If you’re already well underway learning Norwegian and feel ready for a little challenge – Read on! Prepare to be confused and amused! This article is in lettnorsk. You will be able to understand all the…

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19 lessons on Norwegian weather

Everyone talks about the weather! But how do you say “Nice day!” or “Ooh, it’s a little chilly today” in Norwegian? Read on and Tor will get you fixed up with some weather girl lingo…   This article mixes Norwegian and English. See if you notice when we change them out!   Det finnes ikke…

4 best free or nearly free apps for learning Norwegian

Got some free time to get ahead on your language skills? Norskbloggen tested a bunch of language apps for learning Norwegian and in this post we recommend four of them for language practice on-the-go.


In this article we demonstrate something quite simple – but VERY useful – two certain verbs in Norwegian. Learn how to “slim down” your sentences by using “SKAL” and “MÅ” like the Norwegians do…   Most Norwegian learners I have met use the verbs: SKAL, VIL and MÅ to express FUTURE, INTENT, or NECESSITY. Jeg SKAL…

How to express your point of view in Norwegian

  “What do you THINK?” … “What are you THINKING?” Do you THINK you know the difference between these two sentences ? Read on to see if you were right … Norwegians have a bunch of different words for THINKING, depending on whether you express an opinion, a belief or a conviction and so on…

Nice Weather! – Let’s Talk Adjectives

  Tor is at the beach, and given the circumstances, he appreciates having the right words to describe both the weather and his opinion about it!   How do you say: “the great summer weather in Oslo” ? You may not think the weather was that great, but at least you will, after reading this…

Ut på tur aldri sur – Hiking in Norway

Do you like hiking? Or would you like to try it? Here are some things you should know before you set out. This article is in Norwegian. Nancy is a language instructor at Lingu.   Ut på tur, aldri sur Åtte av ti nordmenn bruker fritiden sin til å gå tur. Noen foretrekker skog og…

Slik forbereder du deg til Norskprøven

  Nå er det snart tid for Norskprøven. Og hva bør jeg kunne, tenker du kanskje? Derfor er jeg her for å fortelle deg noen tips og triks du kan skrive bak øret før eksamen. Først og fremst kan du går gjennom denne listen for å se om du har alt under kontroll:   1. Hva er…


Du, unnskyld… How to get the attention of a Norwegian

Here is a quick video summary of my webinar on how to strike up a conversation with a Norwegian   This is a 10 minute summary of a 90-minute online class. You will get familiar with the words and phrases you can use to start a conversation in Norwegian.   It might be helpful to…

Imperative in Norwegian

Fint om du kunne… (imperativer på norsk)

Norway has a reputation for its laid back work environment. Sometimes the lack of edge in the communication can be confusing for employees from other cultures. How are we actually supposed to “read” what our boss is telling us – what does she really mean?   This article is written in “lettnorsk”. Look up any…

Norwegian skj kj

Pronouncing /SKJ/ or /KJ/ in Norwegian: Jeg har en skjønn kjæreste

Tor makes faces in front of the mirror. /K/ is a letter with many faces. In some words it can be hard and tough, but in other contexts, it transforms into a /S/ or /J/. So it can be difficult to know what to expect when you meet a /K/!   The rest of this…

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