Joan Mateu Horrach Pou (25), an international master student from Mallorca, was determined and motivated to learn Norwegian, shortly after his arrival to Norway. – My duty as a student here in Norway is to integrate myself and contribute to this country, and to do so, I must learn the language, he says. «The dialect debate» There is a saying, … Read More
CORRESPONDENT: Being away from home, Icelanders find comfort when hearing others talk Icelandic, and have the instant urge to communicate with their fellow countrymen.
GREETINGS. Icelanders happily greet other Icelandic strangers in a foreign country. Illustration: Elina Ulén
Publisert: 26. mars 16:58 2021 - Sist oppdatert 7. april 22:25 2021
When we hear other Icelanders speaking Icelandic abroad, we are immediately drawn to them with magnetic force. One might even consider this as a built-in system, in that we want to inform other Icelanders that we are also Icelandic, even though our nationality and language are the only thing we really have in common. The Icelandic «greet a stranger syndrome» … Read More
Learning the language of the country you are visiting is the best step to feel less foreign. But be prepared that there is not one Norwegian language. Here is the reason.
WHY? «Kvifor» and «hvorfor» are both Norwegian words, meaning «why».
Publisert: 11. desember 13:37 2020 - Sist oppdatert 11. desember 13:40 2020
There are two Norwegian languages and we only teach one of them, my language learning app tells me, of course only after I already subscribed for their courses. The first backlash in my motivation to learn Norwegian came fast: Do I have to learn two languages now? I read a bit further and realise that Bokmål, which my app is … Read More