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Peter fra LAWednesday 20th of October 2004 01:30:10 PM
Norsk PHRASES 04 -
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Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/

BUSINESS & FINANCE
Forretninger & økonomi

Can I pay cash?
Kan jeg betale kontant? /KAHN YAI BEH-TAH-LEH KOON-TAHNT/

Can I pay by credit card?
Kan jeg betale med kredittkort? /KAHN YAI BEH-TAH-LEH MEH KREH-DEET-KOORT]

Do you accept ..... ?
Tar du/dere ..... ? /TAHR DEW DEH-REH/

Can you change these traveler's checks?
Kan du veksle disse reisesjekkene? /KAHN DEW VEHKS-LEH DEES-SEH RAIS-EHS-YEHK-KEH-NEH/

Can you change this into ...?
Kan du veksle dette til ...? /KAHN DEW VEHKS-LEH DEHT-TEH TEEL/

Can you give me an estimate of the cost?
Kan du gi meg et overslag av prisen? /KAHN DEW GEE MAI EHT OH-VEHR-SLAH AHV PREE-SEHN/

Here is my card.
Her er kortet mitt. /HEHR AR KOHR-TEHT MEET/

How much commission do you charge?
Hvor mye tar du i kommisjon? /VOOR MEE-EH TAHR DEW EE KOOM-MEES-YOON/

I want to change some dollars/euros/pounds.
Jeg vil veksle dollar/euro/pund. /YAI VEEL VEHKS-LEH DOOL-LAHR EH-EW-ROO PEWN/

What is the exchange rate?
Hva er (vekslings)kursen? /VAH AR VEHK-SLEENS KEWR-SEHN/

What is the inflation rate?
Hvor høy er inflasjonen? /VOOR HOY AR EEN-FLAH-SHOO-NEHN/

Where can I change my money?
Hvor kan jeg veksle penger? /VOOR KAHN YAI VEHKS-LEH PEHN-EHR/

Where can I make photocopies?
Hvor kan jeg få tatt fotokopier? /VOOR KAHN YAI FOH TAHT FOO-TOO-KOOP-EE-EHR/

Where is the nearest bank?
Hvor er nærmeste bank? /VOOR AR NAR-MEHS-TEH BAHNK/

Where should I sign?
Hvor skriver jeg under? /VOOR SKREE-VEH YAI EWN-DEH/

Do you have a catalog?
Har du en katalog? /HAH DEW EHN KAH-TAH-LOOG/

I have an appointment with .....
Jeg har en avtale med ..... /YAI HAH EHN AHV-TAH-LEH MEH/

How much is the entrance fee?
Hva koster inngangsbilletten? /VAH KOOS-TEHR EEN-GAHNGS-BEEL-LEHT-TEHN/

How much does it cost per day?
Hva koster det per dag? /VAH KOOS-TEHR DEH PEHR DAHG/

How much does it cost per hour?
Hva koster det per time? /VAH KOOS-TEHR DEH PEHR TEE-MEH/

How much does it cost per week?
Hva koster det per uke? /VAH KOOS-TEHR DEH PEHR EW-KEH/

Is it free?
Er det gratis? /AR DEH GRAH-TEES/

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.