Tagged: Norwegian language

Words of the year

Språkrådet’s top 10 new Norwegian words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Each year Språkrådet (The Language Council of Norway) and Professor Gisle Andersen of the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communications of the Norwegian...

Norwegian 101: Aquavit (Akevitt)

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway The Christmas holidays (julesesongen) are quickly approaching (raskt nærmer seg), which means (som betyr) here in Norway (her i Norge) households (husholdninger) are stocking up (hamstrer opp) on aquavit....

Norwegian 101: Pumpkins (Gresskar)

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway I am not embarrassed (jeg er ikke flau over) to say that I love pumpkins (jeg er veldig glad i gresskar). I love the orange color (den oransje fargen)...

On the “untranslatable”

Emily C. Skaftun Norwegian American Weekly Last fall an article started to go around, written almost exactly a year ago for Matador Network, called “10 untranslatable Norwegian terms” (matadornetwork.com/notebook/10-untranslatable-norwegian-terms). A quick search will turn...

“Totally Texas” Norsk vocab

Norway has used “texas” for “crazy” for 60 years The Local After the U.S. magazine Texas Monthly picked up on the unflattering Norwegian use of their state’s name on Oct. 17, the story has...

My Norwegian inheritance

Elsa Lund Skogfjorden Recently, my friend Ross “Odin” Dybvig wrote a piece about the relevance of Norwegian language as a skill in today’s world. I want to try to convince you of the value...

Skogfjorden from the inside

Barb Keith, RN PHN Mankato, Minn. “Alt for barna.” For Skogfjorden staff, “Everything for the sake of the children” is not an empty phrase; it’s the reason behind everything they do, around the clock,...

Learn Norwegian from your phone!

Elizabeth Navarro and her team bring their creativity and entrepreneurial skills from Mexico to Norway with the creation of “ABC for Adults” Jess Larsen Norwegian American Weekly Intern In today’s world, with technology becoming...

Love of language

A conversation with Håkon Vinje, dean and co-founder of the Norwegian Language Institute in New York Christy Olsen Field Seattle, Wash. Why learn Norwegian? It’s a question asked by Norwegians in Norway, to people...