Why Norwegians are often late?

That’s an interesting thing. I always thought (yeah, stereotypes) that when it comes to Nordic folks, they like to be on time. I even read that somewhere, but unfortunately I don’t remember.

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Fridays with Norwegian #7.

Because I have so much going on this weekend (I started fadderweek this monday – it’s like the week before actually starting studying  at university), so I have no time to make those circle-ish pictures with words. But i won’t leave you without something – here are some of the idioms I have learned in the past week.

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Hamar – first impression.

It’s… small. Really small, about 30,000 folks live here. But some people say that small is beautiful, and they’re absolutely right. In Norway you probably can’t find an ugly city, it’s just impossible. It’s like – å lete etter en nål i en høystakk – looking for a needle in a haystack.

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Futhark – runic alphabet

The archaeological excavations at Bryggen has given us a magnificent collection of runic inscriptions. We find trade letters, receipts, poetry, religious inscriptions, ownership marks and inscriptions with almost verbal utterances. This large variation suggests that runes were known and used by a large proportion of the population in the city during the Middle Ages. The runes contain mostly straight lines, so that they were easy to carve with a knife in a piece of wood or similar.  Continue reading “Futhark – runic alphabet”

Fridays with Norwegian #4.

3 verbs, 3 substantives, 3 adjektives and 1 idiom per week.

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