How To Learn Norwegian

There are many ways and methods to learn a foreign language. As far as I am concerned I tried to learn Norwegian and encountered many difficulties mainly those related to pronunciation and grammar. So I decided to acquire as much vocabulary as possible and try later on to synchronise that with grammatical rules. For this purpose I opted to use translation of so common, familiar and thematic phrases and sentences from Norwegian to English and vice versa and I hope this can helps to learn Norwegian language. This could be helpful to many who learn Norwegian because there are some who can master grammar but lacking vocabulary and expressions.
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Colloquial Norwegian: A complete language course (Colloquial Series) 
    Travelling by train


Håkon is booking a ticket at the railway station in Lillestrøm

HÅKON:             Jeg vil gjerne bestille en returbillett til Bergen.
BiLLETTØREN:  Med nattoget?
HÅKON:             Nei, men jeg må være i Bergen før klokken 15 i morgen.
BILLETTØREN:  Da må De ta 7.30 toget fra Oslo. Det er i Bergen klokken 14.07.
HÅKON:             Ja, det passer fint.
BILLETTØREN:  Nå skal jeg se om det er noe ledig. Røyker eller ikke-røyker?
HÅKON:             Ikke-røyker.
BILLETTØREN: Vil De ha vindusplass?
HÅKON:             Ja, gjerne. Er det forbindelse med tog fra Lillestrøm?
BILLETTØREN: Ja da.Det går tog minst hvert tiende minutt fra Lillestrøm til Oslo om morgenen.
                             De kan  for eksempel ta 6.47 toget.
HÅKON:              Hvor lang tid har jeg til å skifte tog i Oslo da?
BILLETTØREN:  De har 15 minutter.

Language in use

Norwegian words and phrases for travelling :

togtabell (en, -er) railway timetable
enkelbillett (en, -er), returbillett single ticket, return ticket
toget går fra the train leaves from
det ankommer it arrives at
toget (et, -) er i rute (en/ei, -r) the train is on time
hver hele time on the hour
hvert tiende minutt every ten minutes
plassbillett (en, -er) seat ticket
vindusplass (en, -er) window seat
kupé (en, -er) compartment
røyker (en, -e) smoker
ikke-røyker non-smoker
ha forbindelse (en, -r) med connect with
gå på, gå av get on, get off
skifte (-et, -et) change
er forsinket is late
spisevogn (en/ei, -er) dining car
sovekupé (en, -er) sleeper
Note: reise med tog, med buss, med fly, med båt, med bil or i bil

Telling the time
Klokken er fire. It’s four o’clock.
Hva er klokken? What time is it?
Den er fire. It’s four o’clock.

Book Description

Colloquial Norwegian provides a step-by-step course in Norwegian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Norwegian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

• progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

• structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar

• an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises

• realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios

• useful vocabulary lists throughout the text

• additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Norwegian will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Norwegian
Colloquial Norwegian: A complete language course (Colloquial Series)

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