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How to differentiate between Norsk dialects

For a small country with a small population, Norway harbors a befuddling wealth of dialects—learn to tell them apart by asking them about their woolen socks Lorelou Desjardins Oslo, Norway When you start learning...

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Partnering for change

Norwegian organization helps create sustainable solutions around the world Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Partnership for Change (PfC) is a Norwegian not-for-profit organization and a member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association. The organization works...

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Lonely spaces, interior and exterior

A conversation with Erik Skjoldbjærg, director of the quietly unsettling film Pyromaniac Andrew Penn Romine Seattle, Wash. The opening scene of Erik Skjold­bjærg’s 2016 film Pyromaniac (Pyromanen), screened at the Seattle International Film Festival...

The remains of the heavy water cellar.

Historical discovery at Vemork

The site of the famous WWII heavy water sabotage has been found in good shape Special Release Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum A historical industrial-archaeological find has been made at Vemork, the site of the...

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Of two minds

Improving understanding of bilingualism M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Around the world, English now is the lingua franca, the default language of spoken and written communication among native speakers of other languages. So bilingualism...

Norwegian and American passports.

Government ready for dual citizenship

A proposal to allow dual citizenship will advance this autumn Michael Barrett The Local “We will notify in the state budget that there will be a hearing on the proposal to allow dual citizenship,”...

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Small & Små: Little words with big histories

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The English word small and the Norwegian equivalent word små both come from the Old Norse smár. Today they are much used, in many denotations. In Norwegian, Kunnskapforlaget’s Norsk...

Maks and a teammate running.

Racing hard at testing camp in Norway

Maks Zechel Faster Skier It is late at night when I finally get the message: “Meet at Føyka stadium, 9:00am, for practice, 10x2min zone 4 double poling.” I panic. In less than ten hours,...

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Stein på stein

Learning Norwegian at the University of Oslo International Summer School Christie Ericson Anchorage, Alaska In the summer of 2017, I was able to make a lifelong dream come true—I was accepted into the University...