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Peter fra LAWednesday 20th of October 2004 07:41:47 PM
Norsk PHRASES 06 -
Under Construction

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


What do you study?
Hva studerer du? /VAH STEW-DEH-REHR DEW/

I study ......
Jeg studerer ..... /YAI STEW-DEH-REHR/

jus /YEWS/
medisin /MEH-DEE-SEEN/
økonomi /UH-KOO-NOO-MEE/
språk /SPROHK/
språkvitenskap /SPROHK-VEE-TEHN-SKAHP/
matematikk /MAH-TEH-MAH-TEEK/
kjemi /SHEH-MEE/
fysikk /FEE-SEEK/
informatikk /EEN-FOHR-MAH-TEEK/

At what university do you study?
Hvilket universitet studerer du ved? /VEEL-KEHT EW-NEE-VEHR-SEE-TEHT STEW-DEH-REHR DEW VEHD/

I study at ......
Jeg studerer ved ..... /YAI STEW-DEHR-EHR VEH/

I have class today
Jeg har time i dag /YAI HAHR TEE-MEH EE DAHG/

I am free today
Jeg har fri i dag /YAI HAHR FREE EE DAHG/

Are you in high-school?
Går du på videregående? /GOHR DEW POH VEE-DEHR-EH-GOEHN-DEH/

I am in high-school
Jeg går på videregående /YAI GOHR POH VEE-DEHR-EH-GOEHN-DEH/

I have to go to class now
Jeg må gå til time nå /YAI MOH GOH TEEL TEE-MEH NOH/

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.