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Grow your Norwegian vocabulary

Posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Nancy Øvrehus

Når man skal lære seg et nytt språk, er den størst utfordringen for mange rett og slett ordforrådet. En person som har norsk som morsmål har rundt 20 000 ord hun bruker aktivt, og ordforrådet i vok...

Skriv bedre norsk

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Nancy Øvrehus

Det er stor forskjell mellom å lære seg muntlig og skriftlig norsk, og dette krever ulike strategier. For mange er det å utvikle skriftspråket det aller vanskeligste. I denne delen av vår miniserie...

Bli en bedre lytter

Posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by Nancy Øvrehus

Å forstå muntlig norsk kan være en stor utfordring. Ikke bare snakker nordmenn med ulikt tempo og intonasjon, men det finnes også et utall av dialekter!! For mange er det også mange lyder og boksta...

Bli en bedre leser

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by Nancy Øvrehus

Enten man er glad i å lese eller ikke, så er det ingen tvil om at det å kunne lese norsk er hjelpsomt i hverdagen. Å lese er også en fin måte å lære mer om hvordan språket er bygget opp og til å ut...

Ikke bokstavelig talt

Posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by Nancy Øvrehus

Det norske språket er fullt av rare formuleringer. Mange av dem har en bokstavelig betydning, men det er likevel ikke meningen at vi tolker dem slik. En del av disse uttrykkene finnes i tilsvarende...

Lange og korte vokaler på norsk

Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Heter det "tusen tak" eller "tusen takk" ? Vel, det kommer an på om du mener "1000 roofs" eller "Thank you very much" ! Vokaler på norsk kan være korte eller lange. I denne bloggen skal vi se litt ...

Gøy språklæring med Quizlet og Padlet

Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Nancy Øvrehus

Å lære et nytt språk tar mye tid. For å holde motivasjonen oppe, bruk ulike metoder for å lære. Språk er hardt arbeid, men det trenger ikke å være kjedelig. Er du lei av å pugge på grammatikk og va...

Krav til norsk i arbeidslivet

Posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Hvor god trenger du å være i norsk på jobben? Det avhenger selvsagt av hva slags jobb du har og hvor du jobber. Hvilke krav til norsk stilles til de ansatte i en norsk bedrift? I Norge har har vi e...

Ressurser på lettnorsk

Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Reading is the best way of improving your language skills. These days, an increasing number of Norwegian text is being specially created to provide information that is easy to understand. Under the...

One word, Different Meanings

Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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 f...

The Search for the Shortest Norwegian Words

Posted Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

It’s been a big election night for the small parties, and in the language arena the small words in Norwegian also pack the punch. In this second article about Norwegian “micro words” we are taking ...

Giving orders in Norwegian

Posted Tuesday, September 05, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

This week we’ll look at verbs and how they can work in Norwegian. We’ll give you a short and sweet overview over all the ways in which you can conjugate verbs. But our main focus is - as the headin...

Ikke bokstavelig talt

Posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Nancy Øvrehus

The Norwegian language is full of strange little idiosyncracies. Many of our expressions seem to have a straight forward meaning, but in reality they're not meant to be taken literally. In this min...

Lær norsk sammen med barna

Posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Her får du noen tips on hvordan du og barna dine kan bli bedre i norsk sammen. Tiden du har med barna dine er uvurderlig. Hvorfor ikke bruke litt av den til å lære det nye språket sammen? Det behøv...

The Search for the Shortest Norwegian Words

Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

It's not the size that counts...Small words pack the biggest punches in every language. If you are clear on the meaning of the short words in a sentence this will improve your comprehension - in a ...

Winning the battle with Norwegian monster words

Posted Monday, August 07, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

As a Norwegian student you have already encountered the Norwegian monster words - they lurk behind every corner. Indeed, it is quite common for these creatures to reach up to 30 - 40 characters in ...

Det er lurt å lese bøker på norsk

Posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Hvert år utkommer over 5000 nye bøker i Norge. Du har altså veldig mye å velge mellom. På lettnorsk finnes mange godbiter i bokhylla. Mange lettnorskbøker er a få både på trykk og som e-bøker.  

The Norwegian Rituals of Meeting and Greeting

Posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Tor is a popular guy - he meets many people every day; family, friends, colleagues and complete strangers. And he has just the right greeting for each and every one of them.  

Gratis norskkurs på nettet

Posted Friday, July 21, 2017 by Odd Bjerga

Join our fun and educational introduction course to the Norwegian language! You will learn to use basic common words, get introduced to the beginner level course curriculum and get to know other st...

Lingu's top 10 Norwegian movies

Posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

The weather in Norway can be a little unpredictable. So, for those rainy days maybe it would be nice to see a good Norwegian movie.. It’s a great way to expand your vocabulary and practice listenin...

Permanent residence in Norway - new requirements

Posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 by Odd Bjerga

Norwegian immigration authorities (UDI) has recently updated the requirements to apply for permanent residence in Norway.

Secret recipes and cooking vocabulary

Posted Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Odd Bjerga

Secret barbecue recipes & the vocabulary that makes you a language chef this summer!

19 lessons on Norwegian weather

Posted Tuesday, July 04, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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…

4 best free or nearly free apps for learning Norwegian

Posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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.

SKAL - VIL - MÅ

Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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...  

How to express your point of view in Norwegian

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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!

Ut på tur aldri sur - Hiking in Norway

Posted Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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.

Slik forbereder du deg til Norskprøven

Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

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.

Du, unnskyld...

Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Here is a quick video summary of my webinar on how to strike up a conversation with a Norwegian

Fint om du kunne... (imperativer på norsk)

Posted Monday, May 08, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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...

Jeg har en skjønn kjæreste

Posted Thursday, May 04, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

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 kn...

Kyss Kjæresten din på Kinnet

Posted Monday, April 24, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

Kiss your Lover on the Cheek! Can you say it in Norwegian? The Letter K can be pronounced in a number of ways, depending on the environment. In today's article, I'll take you through the pitfalls o...

En ulykkesfugl

Posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Tor is in the hospital (sykehus) with a broken leg. He went skiing at Easter and had an accident. Tor is an "ulykkesfugl". This article is about the S’s and the E’s that you often find in the middl...

How to hysje - 'sj' and 'kj' sounds in Norwegian

Posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Many people find it difficult to distinguish between the "sj", "tj" and "kj" sounds in Norwegian. Some people can't even hear the difference! But don't worry, after you read this article things wil...

How Norwegians avoid saying "please"

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Norwegians are neither known for being particularly polite or particularly rude. But it often puzzles newcomers that we never say "please"… or do we? In this blog article you'll learn how to polite...

Hæ?

Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

In this article you will learn how to extract information in the style of "Torlock Holmes"! There is more to questions than chatting someone up. Information can be gleaned, mysteries can be solved....

Bra - Bedre - Best

Posted Thursday, March 09, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Recognize this picture? During the winter season this image is what every Norwegian expects to see when they open the sports pages of the newspaper or turn on the TV for the ski races… Taking a bro...

Takk for alt!

Posted Friday, March 03, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

If Norwegians are bad at saying “please”, we are pretty good at saying "thank you". We thank people for virtually everything. But we don’t like to SAY “Thank you for Everything”! You’ll see why as ...

Gratis norskkurs

Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Odd Bjerga

Gratis norskkurs for deg som er på begynnernivå. Kurset vil gi deg en innføring i skriftlig og muntlig norsk. Vi går gjennom de første kapitlene av Norsk på 1-2-3 og enkelte nettbaserte oppgaver.

A Blast from the Past!

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Depending on where you grew up, you will think differently about things that happened in the past. That is because each language has its own way of dealing with past events. Read on and let Tor exp...

Nye kurs i Kompetansepluss

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Odd Bjerga

Hva er Norskprøven?

Posted Wednesday, February 08, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

Norskprøven is the official Norwegian language test. The test consists of a written and an oral part. For more detailed information on what Norskprøven looks and feels like, and for upcoming test d...

Verbs in Present Perfect

Posted Tuesday, February 07, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

Here is a gratis norskkurs (free online class) on verbs and tenses in the Norwegian language again. Present Perfect Tense is the topic this time.

Is she kissing her own husband or someone else's?

Posted Tuesday, February 07, 2017 by Golara Golizade

Let me explain the difference between “hennes" and “sin” in Norwegian. It is an all-important distinction, as you will see from my screencast.

Hva har du på matpakka?

Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

A "matpakke" is much more than just a packed lunch. It is a national institution kept alive by hungry Norwegians every single day. The tradition of bringing a "matpakke" to work every day sets Norw...

Verb i fortid – med fokus på preteritum

Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

Watch the recording of the free Norwegian class with Pia. This is the second part out of three free lessons about verbs in the Norwegian language. The topic is "Verb i fortid – med fokus på preteri...

How to get the attention of a Norwegian

Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

So, you need to practice your Norwegian. Talking to a native speaker is recommended. But how do you actually START a conversation with a Norwegian specimen? Knowing how to strike up a conversation ...

20 frekvente verb + modalverb

Posted Monday, January 23, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

Adjektiv i bestemt form

Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

Hva er klokken?

Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Tor is very busy these days. Time is of the utmost importance. This article in “lettnorsk” (easy Norwegian) shows you how to ask and tell the time in perfect Norwegian. Saves you time and trouble!