Tagged: Norwegian language

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...

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)....

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),...

clothesline

Reinventing the wheel

What to call a clothesline that’s not linear? M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The ubiquitous Norwegian tørkestativ might have had another name. In principle, it functions as does the traditional fiskehjell (fish flake), a...

Bonanza of tequila

A bonanza of tequila?

Two Mexican Spanish words that ambled through English into Norsk vocabulary M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In the 1840s, two Mexican Spanish words, bonanza and tequila, found their way into English, and thereby, 50...

Haugesund Sound

Sund and Sound

Two words, one entangled relationship M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The modern Norwegian word sund comes directly from the Old Norse word for a narrow fairway (smalt farvann). It’s seldom used alone but is...

falske nyheter

Words of the year

The top 10 Norwegian words added in 2017 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...

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Dictionary of drift

The Dictionary of Newfoundland English shows how languages can evolve M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Contact early in the histories of languages spoken on the shores of the North Sea led to similarities in...