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Ressurser på lettnorsk

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 term "lettnorsk" - this "new language" - is a simpler and easier version of the language making it easier for the reader to access information on all kinds of topics. Here's where to find some great lettnorsk sources. This article is in lettnorsk, ie. easy Norwegian.  

Published on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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One word, Different Meanings

Norwegian Homonyms

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!

Published on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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The Search for the Shortest Norwegian Words

Part 2

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 you a little deeper into the myriad of short lexical entities… In the last article on short words we pointed out that being clear on the meaning of the shortest words in a sentence, will drastically improve your comprehension –  

Published on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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Giving orders in Norwegian

Verbs in the imperative

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 heading suggests - how to make people do what you tell them, a.k.a. How to tell people what to do?

Published on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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Ikke bokstavelig talt

Del 1 - Å bo i koffert

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 mini series, Norskbloggen look at phrases in Norwegian that can easily be misunderstood.

Published on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Nancy Øvrehus
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Lær norsk sammen med barna

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 behøver IKKE bli kjedelig, les videre så får du se...  

Published on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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The Search for the Shortest Norwegian Words

Part 1

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 major way! Let us show you how to use these Norwegian "micro-words" to understand Norwegian more quickly.

Published on Monday, August 14, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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Winning the battle with Norwegian monster words

Compound words in Norwegian

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 length - allinonewordwithnospacesinbetween! Don't be discouraged by what seems like an unsurmountable adversary. Instead let Jedi Tor show you how to tame even the most frightening creations - May the Force be with you!

Published on Monday, August 07, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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Det er lurt å lese bøker på norsk

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.  

Published on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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The Norwegian Rituals of Meeting and Greeting

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.  

Published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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Gratis norskkurs på nettet

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 students.

Published on Friday, July 21, 2017 by Odd Bjerga
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Lingu's top 10 Norwegian movies

Learn Norwegian while watching great movies

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 listening skills. And these days, many good movies come out of this little country. Norskbloggen asked the Lingu staff to share their favorites. Here’s what they came up with.

Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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Permanent residence in Norway - new requirements

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

Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017 by Odd Bjerga
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Secret recipes and cooking vocabulary

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

Published on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Odd Bjerga
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19 lessons on Norwegian weather

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…

Published on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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4 best free or nearly free apps for learning Norwegian

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.

Published on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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SKAL - VIL - MÅ

Future, intent or necessity

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...  

Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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How to express your point of view in Norwegian

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!

Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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Ut på tur aldri sur - Hiking in Norway

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.

Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu
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Slik forbereder du deg til Norskprøven

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.

Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by Pia Lorentzen Skjennum
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