Category: Norsk Språk

Luciadagen

Norsk 101: Saint Lucia Day (Luciadagen)

Language practice with Christie Ericson My favorite part of the holidays is Saint Lucia Day, which is celebrated on Dec. 13 (Feiringen av Luciadagen den 13. desember er førjuls­tradisjonen jeg liker aller best). I...

The light and dark origins of Lucia

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The name Lucia is most known as that of an Italian martyr, Santa Lucia (often but not always “St. Lucy” in English), who died at the...

Shopping in Norway

Shopping in Norway (Shopping i Norge)

Norsk 101: Language practice with Christie Ericson It’s hard to travel to Norway (Det er vanskelig å reise til Norge) without bringing back (uten å ta med seg tilbake) souvenirs or gifts (suvenirer eller...

The coining of quisling

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Quisling is a term that originated in Norway. In the Scandinavian languages and in English, it denotes a person who collaborates with an enemy, and in general it’s a...

Nordic knitting (Nordisk strikking)

Norsk 101: Language practice with Christie Ericson One of the most recognizable symbols of Norway (Et av de mest gjenkjente norske symboler) is the traditional Norwegian wool sweater (er den tradisjonelle ullkofta eller ullgenseren)....

Seasonal simplicity

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The beginnings of the four seasons of the year, or “Earth’s Seasons” as they collectively are called in astronomical terms, are red-letter days (“Red Letter Days,”...

Norsk 101: Berry Season in Norway

Language Practice with Christie Ericson Berry Season in Norway (Bærsesong i Norge) When I was a kid (Da jeg var barn) and lived in the bush in Alaska (og bodde i bushen i Alaska),...

NAOB

NAOB er her!

Free online Bokmål dictionary is launched M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway “It’s a national event,” said Nils Heyerdahl, president of Det Norske Akademi (short name in Norwegian for “The Norwegian Academy for Language and...

Rallar and beslegge

Newer Norwegian words linked by history M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway According to the Global Language Monitor (www.languagemonitor.com), English now has more than a million words, and 5,400 new words are added each year....