The legend of Terje Vigen is so well-known in Norwegian culture that it is often taken to be true, despite some unlikely details.
Category: Norsk Språk
Learn all about Norway’s folk high schools with Christie Ericson in her popular bilingual Norsk 101 feature.
Reactions were mostly positive as Seattle revealed the name of its new NHL team, The Kraken, drawing on region’s Scandinavian history.
M. Michael Brady reflects on the “genetic” history of the word meme and its newness to Norwegian in this edition of Words about words.
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!