7 easy tricks for a better Norwegian pronunciation

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Jun 28, 2015
7 easy tricks for a better Norwegian pronunciation -

We would like to share some of our favorites with our blog readers. Below you'll find 7 easy tricks to learn a better Norwegian pronunciation.

 

1. G is often pronounced as "j" in front of y, i and j

Vi skriver /we write

Vi sier / we say

gift jift
gjøre jøre
begynne bejynne

 

2. Don't pronounce "h" in front of v and j 

Vi skriver

Vi sier

Hva va
Hvem vem
Hjelp jelp
Hjemme jemme
Hvit vit

 

3. "O" is often pronounced "å" when it is in front of two consonants.

Vi sier

Vi skriver

Kommer kåmmer
Godt gådt
også åsså

 

4. Don't pronounce the "g" in words ending with "lig"

Vi skriver

Vi sier

Hyggelig hyggeli
Veldig veldi
Koselig koseli

 

5. After a long vowel the "d" is often silent

Vi sier

Vi skriver

God go’
brød Brø’

 

6. Don't pronounce the "d" in ld and nd.

Vi skriver

Vi sier

Kald, kaldt Kall, kalt
Vind, vinden Vinn, vinnen

 

7. "E" is often pronounced as æ

Vi skriver

Vi sier

Her hær
Er ær
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