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Sign in Nynorsk

Converting Nynorsk to Bokmål – Part One

This is the second post in a series on the great Norwegian language struggle between Bokmål and Nynorsk. Click here to read the background post! This post is written by Bryce, a student of Nynorsk… Having read...
Written forms of Norwegian

When is Norwegian not Norwegian?

When is Norwegian not Norwegian? When it's Bokmål. or when it's Nynorsk. or when it's Danish. or when it's Old Norse. What? The Norwegian language struggle Okay, first things first, there is one official language of...
A multilingual thank you

A Thousand Thank Yous

In my last contribution, we looked at how to not say “please” in Norwegian.  You may have gotten the impression (probably because I gave it to you) that Norwegians are rude queue-jumpers who constantly ask you...
Please in Norwegian

How To Say Please, Without Saying Please

Please make welcome Bryce Miller, our new regular blogger here on Life in Norway. Bryce, originally from Bonnie Scotland, has lived in Bergen for four years and will hopefully even out the Oslo-bias on the blog...

My Norwegian Progress Report: 8 Weeks

So, eight weeks into my Scandinavian odyssey, how am I getting on with my ambition to learn Norwegian? The answer, as you might expect, is slowly 🙂 Firstly some background. English is almost an official language...

Learning Norwegian Starts Here

English is the official language of both the company I'm going to work for and the project I'll be working on. But I want to make a real effort to learn Norwegian (strictly speaking Bokmål, the...