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Questions about learning or teaching Norwegian, a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, any of its official or unofficial variants (Bokmål, Nynorsk, Riksmål and Høgnorsk) or any of its dialects.

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Learning Nynorsk as a non-norwegian speaker

I am a non-norwegian person who wishes to learn Nynorsk. I don't live in Norway and I also don't know the norwegian language except for a few words. I want to learn Nynorsk even before I learn Bokmål. ...
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Are there any services for Audiobooks that have EU languages that work in the US?

Every service I've tried Storytel, Fabel, etc all are blocked in the US. While I'm sure this is because some US company has the rights, the US apps also only have English. Is there any way to get an ...
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What specialist/engineering/technical vocabulary Nordic-English dictionaries are available?

I am looking for vocabularies/dictionaries for the Nordic languages specific to engineering. These books do exist for some other fields, such as Danish-English vocabularies for law. I have been unable ...
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Are Swedish/Danish/Norwegian ever taught as a single pluricentric language?

Due to largely overlapping vocabulary and morphology, mutual intelligibility among the three Scandinavian languages is near-complete (and in spite of claims that “Danish is impossible to understand”, ...
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Swedish vs Norwegian vs Danish. What the easiest language to learn for a native-Russian speaker with C1-level English? [closed]

Swedish vs Norwegian vs Danish, What's the easiest language to learn, overall? I am native in Russian, but pretty good at English (C1). The purposes of learning new language would be to be able to ...
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Resources to learn Norwegian grammar, conjugation and vocabulary?

I want to learn to write and read Norwegian. And of course to hear and pronounce it. I would like to do this in a safe way, that is to say, to learn Norwegian as it is currently written and spoken. ...
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Can you point me to any good resources for learning Sognamål Norwegian?

One of my favorite bands, Windir, are from Sogndal in Norway. For that reason, most of their songs are written in their native dialect, Sognamål. I have heard many Norwegians from other regions say ...
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Before visiting Scandinavia, is it better to learn one Scandinavian language to fluency or a smattering of all three?

I have heard that virtually all Scandinavians are fluent in English. However, I would prefer to learn Norwegian, Swedish or Danish before visiting in order to blend in better. I also understand that ...
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How to learn the pronunciation of mathematical formulae in Norwegian?

Another question concerns acquiring mathematical vocabulary: Acquiring mathematics vocabulary in Norwegian However, mathematics also includes plenty of formal expressions, such as f(x, y) = (4^x - y^...
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Anki decks for understanding spoken Norwegian

Among the Anki decks that teach Norwegian there are at least three with substantial amount of sound files; they and others can be found at https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/norwegian. (There might be ...
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Can I read nynorsk due to learning bokmål?

Suppose I learn enough Norwegian bokmål to be able to read books and newspapers well enough to follow what is happening, even if I would miss nuances and occasionally misunderstand something. I'm ...
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Where to learn Trøndersk?

I am about to move to Trondheim, in Norway. The dialects of Norwegian seem to be quite different from each other, so, for the purpose of understanding speech, it seems relevant to get some exposure to ...
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Acquiring mathematics vocabulary in Norwegian

What are good resources for finding out and learning mathematics vocabulary in Norwegian? How to learn the words to the level of being able to give lecture courses and supervise bachelor's thesis in ...
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Specific techniques for learning Danish and Norwegian at the same time

I am presently living in Denmark and will soon move to Norway. My Danish is at A2-B1 level, depending on the task and the subject matter. I also remember some remnants of Swedish from my school years. ...
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Predicting language interference between Danish and Norwegian

I am presently learning Danish, but will soon move to Norway. The languages are very similar, to the level that I can read both without ever having studied Norwegian. Norwegian pronunciation is likely ...
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Should I start studying Norwegian when living in Denmark and about to move to Norway?

I am, at the present, living in Denmark and actively studying Danish on the state-funded courses, using Duolingo, and other means like reading, following a lecture course and conversations. I will be ...
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Graded readers for Norwegian?

As several other questions have pointed out, graded readers are a good type of material for extensive reading. Where can I find graded readers in Norwegian? I am interested in finding them both in ...
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