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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!


Posted Monday, January 16, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

This is the first part of a free Norwegian class about Adjectives in Norwegian.

DA or NÅR: Den gang da — hver gang når

Posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Many people are unsure about when to use NÅR and when to use DA. This is something that Norwegians often get wrong too — so here’s a chance to get it right and beat the Norwegians at their own game!

New rules for immigration to Norway

Posted Thursday, January 05, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Thinking about immigration to Norway? About to apply for permanent residency in Norway? Looking to get Norwegian citizenship? Then pay attention to these updated rules and requirements from UDI. No...


Posted Tuesday, January 03, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum


Posted Monday, January 02, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum

A quick review of what we’ve done in 2016

Posted Friday, December 30, 2016 by Odd Bjerga

Happy New Word!

Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2016 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

The Norwegian Language Council - Språkrådet - has announced the 2016 Word of the Year. It’s a word that Erna Solberg used in her New Year Speech exactly 1 year ago…

God Jul!

Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

The biggest holiday of the year is just around the corner. Norskbloggen brings you 24 bits of Norwegian Christmas tradition. Make sure to add the words to your vocabulary! Join us in the celebratio...

How to say "Yes" in Norwegian

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Did you know that when Tor takes a sharp intake of breath, he is not doing some strange kind of yoga exercise, he is simply agreeing with you! “H” in Norwegian means “Yes” ! Here we explore this ra...

More recipes for Norwegian sentences

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2016 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Tor gives you more cooking tips for making Norwegian sentences. Review the basic ingredients, then make longer, more complex sentences.  

10 måter du kan si jeg på

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Denne artikkelen tar ting litt personlig. Nærmere bestemt første person entall. Men visste du at det finnes minst 10 ord for jeg på norsk?

V2 - Verbet på annen plass i setningen

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Golara Heydari

Her er den viktigste regelen for norskbrukere på alle nivåer. De som alltid følger denne regelen snakker best norsk!

Tor rydder på verkstedet sitt

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Tor is back in the woodshop this week. He is sorting words onto shelves and boxes. Which words go where? Read on and you might be able to help Tor with analysing Norwegian Grammar.

How to hygge seg

Posted Monday, November 07, 2016 by 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

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2016 by 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

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by 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?

Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by 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

Posted Wednesday, October 05, 2016 by 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

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by 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

Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

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

Nice Weather!

Posted Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by 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!

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by 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

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by 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

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by 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

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by 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

Posted Monday, August 01, 2016 by 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

Posted Tuesday, June 07, 2016 by 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

Posted Friday, February 12, 2016 by Agnes Wigestrand Hoftun

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

Two common small talk topics

Posted Saturday, August 08, 2015 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

She is my motivation

Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by 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

Posted Sunday, June 28, 2015 by 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?

Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by 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

Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Odd Bjerga

A year ago, I didn’t speak English!

Posted Tuesday, March 03, 2015 by Odd Bjerga

So much more

Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by 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

Posted Sunday, December 14, 2014 by Odd Bjerga

Introducing 50 hours social studies online course

Posted Monday, September 01, 2014 by Odd Bjerga

Møt russisklæreren Olga

Posted Saturday, July 05, 2014 by 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

Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by 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?

Posted Monday, March 24, 2014 by Odd Bjerga

3 tips for those with a goldfish memory by Frank Wedde

Posted Monday, March 10, 2014 by Odd Bjerga

Hva jeg og Warren Buffett har til felles

Posted Sunday, March 09, 2014 by Odd Bjerga

Are you becoming a Norwegian?

Posted Wednesday, March 05, 2014 by Odd Bjerga

A typical Norwegian is a person of few words.

Meet our russian teacher Olga

Posted Monday, February 17, 2014 by 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

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Odd Bjerga

Møt vår engelsklærer, Felicity!

Posted Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Odd Bjerga