M. Michael Brady reflects on the “genetic” history of the word meme and its newness to Norwegian in this edition of Words about words.
Category: Norsk Språk
In this edition of Norsk 101, Christie Ericson takes readers to Marinemuseet, The Royal Norwegian Navy Museum, in Horton on the Oslofjord.
With the event of COVID-19, people have wondered about the Norwegian word for civet. M. Michael Brady provides the answer and explains the word’s origin.
In both Norwegian and English, triage is a loanword from French, in which it comes from the verb trier, meaning to separate, select, or sort. Learn more …
With Syttende mai parades canceled all over Norway this year, NRK is planning a special program to celebrate Norway’s national day (på norsk).
Assistant Editor Andy Meyer is so excited about Syttende mai that he created his first Norwegian-English crossword puzzle ever!
Brush up your language skills for Constitution Day on May 17 with Christie Ericson and Norsk 101: she’ll provide you with all the essential vocabulary!
Explaining Syttende mai to a speaker of English—or any other language for that matter—may not always be an easy task for translator…
The coronavirus has hit everyone hard, but for language experts in Norway, it’s brought a proliferation of new, interesting words to ponder (på norsk).
Syerskene i Sisters in Business could not be stopped by the coronavirus. With layoffs looming, they switche their production to produce protective masks for health care workers.