Category Archives: Norway

Are Children in Norway Taken into Care out of Hand?

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Immigrant families raising young children shudder from stories told by fellow-countrymen. „In Norway children are taken into care and given out for adoption.“ ; “They take children from our families so that homosexuals have somebody to adopt.“ ; „We are packing our things and returning to the homeland. The child is of a bigger value compared to decent salary.“

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Nidaros Cathedral: The Masterpiece of Norwegian Architecture

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Nidaros Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece of unusual beauty in Trondheim that reflects the mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Being built 1000 years ago, it is considered Norway’s most important meeting-house, where coronation process is still present and thousands of tourists come from all over the world.

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Lofoten: A Stunning Archipelago of Norway

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If you happen to visit Lofoten islands, you will figure out what heaven on Earth is. If seen from above, these islands remind of a natural collar, as they are located alongside one another. All of the islands are different in terms of nature, culture and history. However, the warm flow of Gulf Stream is what Lofoten islands have in common. It makes Lofoten a perfect place to enjoy the soft warmth which cannot be found anywhere else in Norway.

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FREE Norwegian Lessons – 7

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Writing. Skriving

In this lesson we’ll empower image memory and train writing skills.

Listen what Nora is telling you and answer her. Fill in the missing dialogue parts (write one word in each field). After writing the answer, listen to it and repeat aloud.

Look up the whole dialog in free Norwegian lesson 5.

Writing practice

Nora wants to know more about you and asks different questions. Fulfill her curiosity :)

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Free Norwegian lessons are prepared according to interactive courses Norwegian24.no

If you want to learn the full course, check out Norwegian24.no. Different tasks will give you possibility to improve all the relevant skills: after completing the Norwegian course, you will be able to speak more freely, to avoid spelling mistakes and to understand your companion clearly. Each lesson consists of 6 parts, which has up to 25 different exercises.

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The Wedding customs in Norway: Light Blue Underwear and Marzipan Cake

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Wedding is the most beautiful and the brightest celebration to every lover.  The celebration of marriage, marking the new stage of life, takes place in different parts of the World. However, depending on culture and religion, the customs as well as traditions vary greatly. Every nation has its own peculiarities; for instance, in Norway the newlyweds put on light blue underwear, as it is believed that this deed frightens away the devils!

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The 5 most popular myths about learning languages via the Internet

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Not so long ago the process of learning a foreign language only seemed possible with the help of grammar book and the list of unknown words written down on colourful sticky notes. A large number of boring rules, perhaps, made everybody raise a question on whether it is really worth carrying on. Luckily, the Internet has changed the situation substantially.

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The Ice Hotels: Stay Overnight Wrapped up in Frost

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Just imagine snow and ice all around, your nose being tickled by frost and yourself sleeping tight. Surprisingly, this is not a scene of movies similar to „Eight Below“(2006). This version is way more endearing and romantic.  That is what we know as Ice Hotels. Indeed, such a term is extremely accurate, as the ice and snow remain the key building materials that ceiling, walls, beds and other kinds of furniture are made from, inside the buildings of this type.

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Tromsø: the City of the Northern Lights

Northern Lights (Aurora borealis)

Northern Lights (Aurora borealis)

The Northern Lights are the most astonishing flourish of the night. Only a few northern countries, including Iceland, Alaska, Finland, Canada and Norway are presented with such a fabulous phenomenon by nature. The residents and guests of Norway travel to Tromsø in order to experience the beauty of the Northern Lights. This city invites to admire the blazing sky during the period between late autumn and early spring.

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FREE Norwegian Lessons – 5

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Reading. Lesing

You will learn to have a small chat with your new companion, and tell something about yourself. Oh yes, you are speaking Norwegian already!

Norwegian student Ana met Jane – a girl from England – in a cafeteria in Oslo. How is their meeting going? Read and listen the dialogue. Do you understand everything correctly? Check it with exercise.

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FREE Norwegian Lessons – 3

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Gramatikk. Grammar. Let’s take a closer look into Norwegian grammar, which will be useful in the futher tasks of this lesson.

You will learn personal pronouns, the infinitive and the present tense of a verb. Isn’t it great? Let’s start our lesson.

PRONOUNS – PRONOMEN

ENTALL – SINGULAR:

  • jeg – I
  • du – you
  • han – he
  • hun – she
  • den, det – it

DEN – it (with nouns of masculine and feminine genders)

  • Når får du sykkelen? – When will you get the bike?
  • Den kommer i morgen. – He/She comes tomorrow.

DET – it (with nouns of neuter gender)

  • Når kommer flyet? – When the airplane is landing?
  • Det lander kl. 18. – It is landing at 6 p.m.

FLERTALL – PLURAL:

  • vi – we
  • dere – you
  • de – they

Infinitive (infinitiv) and present tense (presens) of a verb

We write an infinitive particle „å“ before the infinitive, for instance:

  • Jeg prøver å snakke norsk. – I am trying to speak Norwegian.

Usually the present tense (presens) is made by adding an ending -r to the infinitive.

Verbs are not inflected by pronouns or numbers. When saying either “I speak” or “you speak” and so on, we will always use the same verb form, only the pronoun will differ (I, you, etc)

  • å snakke (to speak) – snakker (I speak, you speak, he she speaks, etc)
  • å hete (to be called) – heter (I am called, you are called, etc)
  • å bo (to live) – bor (I live, you live, etc)
  • å ha (to have) – har (I have, you have, etc)

 

Take a quiz and check how you’ve understood the rules.

Exercise 1. After mastering the grammar rules, choose a correct form of a pronoun (pronomen).

Excersize 2. After mastering the grammar rules, write in a present tense of a verb.

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Free Norwegian lessons are prepared according to interactive courses Norwegian24.no

If you want to learn the full course, check out Norwegian24.no. Different tasks will give you possibility to improve all the relevant skills: after completing the Norwegian course, you will be able to speak more freely, to avoid spelling mistakes and to understand your companion clearly. Each lesson consists of 6 parts, which has up to 25 different exercises.

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