Tag: Norway

Norskkurs: Update

My Norwegian course is going okay. I am not latching on to Norwegian as fast as I want to. There are other students learning much faster than me and it bothers me. I have a need to be perfect and excel. When I don’t,…

First Day of Norsk Class

I walked to class in the dark. It was under a cloudy sky but luckily it had stopped raining. I could see the twinkling lights of the city below and across the sea to the neighboring islands. The breeze was cool but not so…

Learn Norwegian with Me: Winter Words ft. Christmas Pt 1

First off, the words I will teach you are in the dialect of Bokmål which is the most commonly understood Norwegian and is used in written Norwegian. Nynorsk is less common. Pronounciation is based off of American English. Remember there is a slight r…

Christmas Here and There

I have been asked about the differences in culture regarding Christmas in the US for me and the Norwegian style Christmas with my husband’s family. Here is a list I have made of comparisons. CHRISTMAS TREE US: Fake or real trees. Most people get…

Risgrøt- Norwegian Porridge

I absolutely love Risgrøt. Here in my area of Norway, we make it with rice and milk. It is topped with melted butter, cinnamon, sugar and raisins. We eat it for a meal all the time but especially the day before Christmas Eve. Simple…

My Goals with Language

Norway teaches its immigrants the language and all about Norway in free courses. I am so excited to do this! My life will be easier once I can speak and understand the world around me.  I have goals. In a years time, I hope…