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How to hygge seg

Escrito lunes, 7. noviembre 2016 por Odd Bjerga

In the autumn, Tor does what every true Norwegian does at this time of the year (English has no good words for it, so Oxford has decided to borrow the word from Danish); Tor hygger seg.

One Word or Two Words? Compounding nouns part 1

Escrito martes, 1. noviembre 2016 por Golara Heydari

Tor is planning a coffee meeting. In Norwegian. So should he spell coffee meeting as one word or as two words?  

How to argue in Norwegian

Escrito martes, 25. octubre 2016 por Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Sometimes the person you’re trying to convince is yourself! Tor is a peaceful guy. (And he always follows the traffic rules!) But today he finds himself in a situation where he needs to know how to...

Is "It" a Boy or a Girl?

Escrito martes, 11. octubre 2016 por Yngvil Vatn Guttu

At last - an article about articles! Tor is ready to tell you about the facts of life. Check out these factoids about the colorful life of Norwegian articles...

An overview of the Norwegian dialects

Escrito miércoles, 5. octubre 2016 por Odd Bjerga

In this video, you will learn about the main characteristics of the Norwegian dialects, including intonation, pronunction of "R" and much more.

The Norwegian Rituals of Meeting and Greeting

Escrito miércoles, 28. septiembre 2016 por Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Meeting and greeting people is a bit like dancing. When Tor enters the dance floor, he feels for the rhythm, then he knows which step to take; whether to lead or to follow. Today, Tor will show you...

Thinking Aloud in Norwegian

Escrito miércoles, 14. septiembre 2016 por Yngvil Vatn Guttu

- Ever catch yourself thinking aloud?  "Hmmm... Let’s see…"

Nice Weather!

Escrito martes, 6. septiembre 2016 por Golara Heydari

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!

The mystery of Norwegian word classes - solved!

Escrito martes, 30. agosto 2016 por Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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.

Let’s talk adjectives

Escrito martes, 23. agosto 2016 por Golara Heydari

I’ve been teaching Norwegian for several years now and I never get tired of teaching my students how to decline adjectives correctly. Let’s talk adjectives!

Analysing Norwegian Grammar

Escrito martes, 16. agosto 2016 por Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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!  

Recipes for Norwegian Sentences

Escrito miércoles, 10. agosto 2016 por Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Already mastered the basics of sentence cooking? Norskbloggen will take you all the way to your first Michelin star!

10 tips for learning Norwegian fast

Escrito lunes, 1. agosto 2016 por Odd Bjerga

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

Escrito martes, 7. junio 2016 por Golara Heydari

Are you struggling with pronouncing R? Well, not after doing these exercises every day for a month!

Bokmål, nynorsk and the Norwegian dialects

Escrito viernes, 12. febrero 2016 por Agnes Wigestrand Hoftun

So what on earth is the difference between bokmål, nynorsk and the Norwegian dialects?

Two common small talk topics

Escrito sábado, 8. agosto 2015 por Yngvil Vatn Guttu

She is my motivation

Escrito martes, 28. julio 2015 por Odd Bjerga

I came to Norway 9 years ago for the first time. I had a 3 months contract that was extended again and again. During the time here in Norway I met a wonderful Norwegian woman and fell in love.

7 easy tricks for a better Norwegian pronunciation

Escrito domingo, 28. junio 2015 por Yngvil Vatn Guttu

We know that it takes effort to learn a new language, but we also know that there are many easy tricks that can help you improve your language significantly.

Dialect or not?

Escrito martes, 14. abril 2015 por Odd Bjerga

When Norwegians engage in everyday dialogue, using dialect words and phrases, what are those who study Norwegian supposed to make of it all? Having learned the written language, bokmål, many foreig...

Gratis nettkurs i Stavangerdialekt

Escrito martes, 17. marzo 2015 por Odd Bjerga

A year ago, I didn’t speak English!

Escrito martes, 3. marzo 2015 por Odd Bjerga

So much more

Escrito martes, 24. febrero 2015 por Odd Bjerga

In addition to private lessons, the best way for me is to create situations where I get to really practice and speak the language.

How to learn a new skill quickly

Escrito domingo, 14. diciembre 2014 por Odd Bjerga

Introducing 50 hours social studies online course

Escrito lunes, 1. septiembre 2014 por Odd Bjerga

Møt russisklæreren Olga

Escrito sábado, 5. julio 2014 por Golara Heydari

Mitt navn er Olga. Jeg kommer fra Russland, fra Volgograd-området. Jeg har bodd i Oslo i ca et halvt år nå.

4 ways you can break the ice and get to know Norwegians

Escrito martes, 20. mayo 2014 por Odd Bjerga

If you ever wondered how to strike up a conversation with a Norwegian, then here are some useful tips for that.

Hvordan bruke nettet til glosepugging?

Escrito lunes, 24. marzo 2014 por Odd Bjerga

3 tips for those with a goldfish memory by Frank Wedde

Escrito lunes, 10. marzo 2014 por Odd Bjerga

Hva jeg og Warren Buffett har til felles

Escrito domingo, 9. marzo 2014 por Odd Bjerga

Are you becoming a Norwegian?

Escrito miércoles, 5. marzo 2014 por Odd Bjerga

A typical Norwegian is a person of few words.

Meet our russian teacher Olga

Escrito lunes, 17. febrero 2014 por Golara Heydari

My name is Olga. I come from Russia, from Volgograd area. I’ve been living in Oslo for about half a year now.

Common blunders foreign speakers make when speaking Norwegian

Escrito martes, 11. febrero 2014 por Odd Bjerga

Møt vår engelsklærer, Felicity!

Escrito jueves, 30. enero 2014 por Odd Bjerga

Complete guide for nurses relocating to Norway

Escrito domingo, 10. febrero 2013 por Odd Bjerga

Are you a nurse or health care professional looking for work opportunities in Norway? Here is the complete guide to work as a nurse in Norway.

Enkel eller dobbel konsonant?

Escrito martes, 7. agosto 2012 por Odd Bjerga

Vi bruker dobbel konsonant for å vise forskjell på lang og kort vokal. Etter kort vokal skriver vi oftest to konsonanter: hatt, samme, bakke.

Affordable stay in Oslo

Escrito jueves, 28. junio 2012 por Odd Bjerga

Are you looking for cheap accommodation offes in Oslo? We have compiled a list of affordable options that you may take a look at. Prices vary from NOK 200-350 per night.