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Det er kaldt i Norge om vinteren.

"It is cold in Norway in the winter."

Hun vasket alt tøyet deres.

"She washed all their clothes."

Jeg vet ikke hvem som kommer.

"I don’t know who is coming."

it is late here but I am sleepless…

I have a question to ask! I am currently studying Russian language. I am looking for a native Russian speaker to exchange emails back and forth with to improve my skills! 

Of course I’d be willing to help with norwegian (or even english if that’s what is wanted; I’m on a fluent level). 

So, if you are interested or know someone who is, please message me! Or reply here 



Fjord Life

In Norwegian,Våryr means “spring dizzy”; the word is used to describe what people experience when, after the long, dark winter, the days begin to lengthen. Some of Hans Kristian’s photographs of people on the west coast of Norway exemplify Våryr. Riise told me, “I got this feeling, like I could just go anywhere, drive up to the sea, swim in the river and find a café. People seem to have time for you, they’re like tourists, taking a bus and then walking without any destination in mind.”

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Braveheart ... by Dare Turnsek

Trondheim, Norway | Aziz Nasuti

Frukt og grønnsaker er dyrt.

"Fruit and vegetables are expensive."

noen ganger

Sometimes, a few times

"Noen ganger er jeg i dårlig humør".

Sometimes I’m in a bad mood.

"Du har vært der noen ganger."

You have been there a few times.

yurinha217 asked: Hello❤ I'm a Japanese girl living in Japan. I've got a friend living in Trondheim and I really enjoy looking at beautiful photos you update. I've found a job offer in Norway for a Japanese person and I've been thinking about applying for it! :) I have some questions, I would be very glad if you answer them. ❤ First of all, I cannot speak or read Norwegian, is this gonna be a problem if you are to live there? or is English enough? and, how people in general there think about Japan? :)

Not too much of a problem, no, especially if you live in a place like Oslo that has a lot more foreigners than say, northern norway. Most signs are such are going to be in norwegian, so you’ll run into difficulties there. Almost all norwegians, especially younger people, can speak at least some if not conversational level english.

However, if you are going to be spending any amount of time in norway, it is really in your best interest to at least learn some norwegian. It will go a long way with norwegians if you have at least some knowledge of the language and if you just don’t expect people to speak english. 

Norwegians really have no problems with japan. We actually have a lot of japanese tourists, at least that I have noticed.

You should be fine. Good luck (lykke til)!