Entries Tagged ‘Language’

Three Spices in One

When you live in Norway, Norwegian is not the only language you have to learn.  You also live with Nynorsk and Sami and even Danish, Swedish and Finnish.  English is also a prominent language in Norway and can help you get around but being familiar with the Nordic languages can help you with even the […]

Parenting in Norway: Two Year Old Check-Up

When a child is two they are scheduled for a check-up at the health clinic with a child nurse.  The main aim of the check-up is to see how the child is doing with language development.  Before the appointment the clinic will send out a little questionnaire about your child’s basic language achievements – words, […]

Words are Nice

Old Norse had a great impact on the English language during the Viking Age.  However, even in modern day speech, with the introduction of new words, I find many parallels to English and Norwegian.  In Australia (at least) we have a word ‘more-some’.  I don’t know how it started – it could have been inspired […]

Movie Title Translations

Sometimes English-speaking movie titles don’t translate well into Norwegian so the titlists have to get creative.  Sometimes they just don’t bother and other times they put in a little too much effort.  Here are some of the more common changes in titles: Movie Title: The Pacifier Norwegian Title: Operasjon barnevakt English Translation: Operation Babysitter Movie […]

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