Adventure Journal

Do you speak Norwegian?

17/10/2015
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Well I do! at least some :p Learning Norwegian. Why you may ask? well because my Fiance is Norwegian and we intend to settle there for the first few years of our lives together and Norsk/Norwegian is the official language. Any Norwegians apart from him reading my blog???…Hei! *waves*.

Did a crash course last summer on  Nivå A1 and A2 in London and except from some ‘Eiendomsord’ which i still struggle with I think I have not found it terribly difficult to learn the basics.

I used the På Vei Syllabus which I found very user friendly, in addition I watch TV2 Skole quite often, also try to read the news on Klartale and many other video clips on Youtube and TV2 or NRK. It also helped to be a part of a London Norwegian Meet Up Group and of course have my fiancé and his family talk to me in Norwegian forcing me to listen intently…lol They talk quite fast.

Norway is a really beautiful country with beautiful people…when I say beautiful people I also mean physically..haha! I remember waiting to board at Gatwick Airport in a sea of blondes on my first flight out there…l picked my phone called my family and asked them to remind me how I got there..lol I was really nervous but the people were nice. Most Norwegians in my experience I think treat you fairly, as long as you are a person of value and not a mooch they respect you and don’t really care for your ‘social status’ or race.

Here are a 5 of my favourite things from Norway.

20140103_123423Think the best margarine I’ve had. I also love Norwegian Breakfast or Frokost as they call it. Love the many different delicious toppings/ pålegg they have to go with Bread.

20131224_120053Loved having this at Christmas/Jul with nuts at the bottom… Simply relish!

IMG-20131224-WA0024Cannot for the life of me remember what this cake/kake is called but I was addicted to it..Screenshot_2015-10-17-12-38-47-1Vaffle og Brunost/Waffles and Brown Cheese…The best way to eat Waffles if you ask me…Yum!ABIef6c447438474_3And of course….him.. haha! I’m going to do a proper post on some of my Norwegian adventures under Travel soon, till then if you are reading this and speak or are learning Norwegian…Leave a comment on your experience or Get in touch! May be we can speak some together…x

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Oluwatoyin 24/08/2017 at 8:47 pm

    Haha! I’m studying History and International Studies and it’s required of me to understand at least one foreign language. I haven’t decided which one yet. So apart from Norway, which other community or country speaks Norwegian? It seem interesting from your write-up. Also, I’m not good with language. Wow! You’re loaded Caleb’s girl.

    • Reply Calebs Girl 30/08/2017 at 2:12 pm

      Hi!!! As far as I know Norwegian is only spoken in Norway… French or Spanish might be worth considering.. 🙂

      • Reply Oluwatoyin 01/09/2017 at 11:53 pm

        Oh! Ok! I will think about the two. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Reply sefua 11/05/2016 at 6:38 pm

    Nice! I so enjoy reading your blog, every content is interesting and I have told you this before and I am saying it again…..I admire you! yes you creative soul

    • Reply Calebs Girl 11/05/2016 at 11:02 pm

      Hi Sefua, thanks so much for stopping by! Thank you so much 🙂 Thankful to impress you postively..x

  • Reply Mama 26/12/2015 at 6:00 pm

    Swedish learner and speaker soon by the special grace of the almighty they are quite similar languages but the talking fast and the fact that one word means three different things depending on the context does me in. I have a boat load of Swedish friends but they are slacking with speaking to me so I get to practice just with my teacher and other class mates. Good luck with your learning

    • Reply Calebs Girl 27/12/2015 at 12:33 am

      Hallo! You might have tried this already but watching English movies with Swedish subtitles on mute could help. Also reading daily news in Swedish, listening to some songs or watching some easy to understand tv shows. Lykke til!

  • Reply John Doe 20/10/2015 at 6:11 pm

    The cake you are referring to is kransekake.

    • Reply Mama 27/12/2015 at 6:49 pm

      Tack så mycket

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