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|Peter fra LA||Thursday 21st of October 2004 02:54:57 AM|
|Norsk PHRASES 03 - |
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Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/
How are you doing?
Hvordan har du det? /VOOR-DAHN HAH DEW DEH/
Hvordan går det? /VOOR-DAHN GOHR DEH/
I'm doing great!
Jeg har det bra! /YAI HAHR DEH BRAH/
Greit nok /GRAIT NOOK/
I'm not so well
Jeg er ikke helt bra /YAI AR EEK-KEH HEHLT BRAH/
How old are you?
Hvor gammel er du? /VOOR GAHM-MEHL AR DEW/
I am .... years old
Jeg er .... år [gammel] /YAI AR OHR GAHM-MEHL/
I don't know
Jeg vet ikke /YAI VEHT EEK-KEH/
I don't like that
Det liker jeg ikke /DEH LEE-KEHR EEK-KEHR/
Jeg er klar /YAI AR KLAHR/
La oss gå! /LAH OOS-S GOH/
Jeg beklager /YAI BEHK-LAHG-EHR/
When starting out you will frequently notice that the letters d, g, and h are often silent in Norwegian:
Land (English meaning: Land) [Phonetic: /LAHN/]
Viktig (English meaning: Important) [Phonetic: /VEEK-TEE/, to my ear the K is rather soft and I sometimes hear it as if it is /VEEG-TEE/]
Hva (English menaing: What) [Phonetic: /VAH/]
Each vowel (a, e, i, o, u, y, æ, ø, å) in a stressed syllable is either long (about three times longer than you are in the habit of holding it) or very short.
|tragicallyhip||Saturday 19th of March 2005 04:15:18 PM|
| - correct me if i am wrong or if you wrote that somewhere..but i have my doubts that jeg har det bra is correct for i am doing great..har det bra is something you say when you say goodbye..
i think it would be better to say sth like bare bra,takk
|CharonPlu||Sunday 20th of March 2005 12:25:56 AM|
| - I think you are half-correct. One can say "har det bra" when saying goodbye (have it good), but if one says "jeg har det bra" then it's I'm doing well (I have it good).|
|stjerne||Sunday 20th of March 2005 03:03:44 AM|
| - mann kan også bruke "Bare bra, takk"|
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