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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Thinking Aloud in Norwegian

– Ever catch yourself thinking aloud?  “Hmmm…Let’s see…” Exactly, just like that! Once you begin to master a new language, you’ll find that both what you think and what you say become part of it. In today’s article we will take a look at the words and phrases that Tor and other Norwegians use as a…

Nice Weather! – Let’s Talk Adjectives 2

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!   In my last blog post I went through the main pattern and exceptions for adjectives in indefinite form in Norwegian You know, phrases like, en fin bil (a nice…

WEBINAR: Lær mer ord og uttale med Pia

This webinar is already done. You can watch the recording here. Watch recorded webinar I dette webinaret skal Pia Lorentzen Skjennum gå gjennom viktige strategier for å lære nye ord på norsk, og ikke minst uttale og melodi. På fagspråket heter dette prosodi. Prosodi omfatter tre ulike emner: trykk tone lengde   Webinaret er åpent…

WEBINAR: Norske ord og norsk melodi

This webinar is already done. You can watch the recording here. Watch recorded webinar I dette webinaret skal Pia Lorentzen Skjennum gå gjennom viktige strategier for å lære nye ord på norsk, og ikke minst uttale og melodi.   På fagspråket heter dette prosodi. Prosodi omfatter tre ulike emner: trykk tone lengde

The mystery of Norwegian word classes – solved!

Tor is investigating the basic building blocks of Norwegian grammar. It’s VERY useful to know what they are! To some of you this stuff can seem a bit dry. But read on – important clues are hiding here … Think you know all the answers already? – I bet you you don’t !   The…

Let’s talk adjectives

Let’s talk adjectives!   I’ve been teaching Norwegian for several years now and I never get tired of teaching my students how to decline adjectives correctly. The reason I love sharing Norwegian adjective rules with students is because we actually do have rules and if you understand them – you will never make another adjective…

Analysing Norwegian Grammar

Analysing Norwegian Grammar – Part 1

Tor is in the wood shop this week. From there he will demonstrate some very simple principles of grammatical analysis. – Do try this at home!   Ordklasser and Setningsledd - What’s the difference?   It may be decades since you last thought about conjugating irregular verbs or memorizing the correct gender of a noun.…

Recipes for Norwegian Sentences – Part 1

– Already mastered the basics of sentence cooking? Check back for more “complex flavors” in later blogs. Norskbloggen will take you all the way to your first Michelin star !   Cooking up a sentence in Norwegian is pretty easy if you follow these simple recipes   When I go traveling to different countries, what…

10 tips for learning Norwegian fast

Learning a language quickly can be a challenge in a country where most people speak English and insist on practicing it on foreigners.

How to pronounce the Norwegian ‘rolling’ R

  Are you struggling with pronouncing R? Well, not after doing these exercises every day for a month I often have students who find it really hard to roll their R’s at the front of their mouth, especially when the R comes before a vowel.   Here are two tips to help you get better…

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