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Peter fra LAThursday 21st of October 2004 02:54:57 AM
Norsk PHRASES 03 -
Under Construction

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Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/

BASIC CONVERSATION
Enkel samtale

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/

I'm fine
Fint /FEEN/

I'm alright
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/

I'm ready
Jeg er klar /YAI AR KLAHR/

Let's go!
La oss gå! /LAH OOS-S GOH/

I'm sorry
Jeg beklager /YAI BEHK-LAHG-EHR/

Notes:
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.
tragicallyhipSaturday 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

CharonPluSunday 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).
stjerneSunday 20th of March 2005 03:03:44 AM
- mann kan også bruke "Bare bra, takk"