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Peter fra LAFriday 22nd of October 2004 09:40:02 AM
Norsk PHRASES 08 -
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Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/

Følelser & meninger

Do you like it?
Liker du det? /LEE-KEHR DEW DEH/

I like it
Jeg liker det /YAI LEE-KEHR DEH/

I am happy
Jeg er glad /YAI AR GLAHD/

I am angry
Jeg er sint /YAI AR SEENT/

I am dissappointed
Jeg er skuffet /YAI AR SKEWF-FEHT/

I am content
Jeg er tilfreds /YAI AR TEEL-FREHDS/

I am tired
Jeg er trett /YAI AR TREHT/

I am afraid
Jeg er redd /YAI AR REHD/

I am warm
Jeg er varm /YAI AR VAHRM/

I am cold
Jeg fryser /YAI FREE-SEHR/

I am sleepy
Jeg er søvnig /YAI AR SUHV-NEE/

We like it here
Vi liker oss her /VEE LEE-KEHR OOS HAR/

It's (very) interesting
Det er (svært) interessant /DEH AR SVART EEN-TEHR-EHS-SAHNT/

We find it very interesting
Vi synes det er svært interessant /VEE SEE-NEHS DEH AR SVART EEN-TEHR-EHS-SAHNT/

It's (very) boring
Det er (svært) kjedelig /DEH AR SVART CHEHD-EH-LEE/

It's beautiful
Det er vakkert /DEH AR VAHK-KEHRT/

He's (very) handsome
Han er (veldig) kjekk /HAHN AR VEHL-DEE CHEHK/

She's (very) pretty
Hun er (veldig) vakker /HEWN AR VEHL-DEE VAHK-KEHR/

He's hot!
Han er deilig /HAHN AR DAI-LEE/

She's hot!
Hun er deilig /HEWN AR DAI-LEE/

He/she is very kind
Han/hun er veldig snill /HAHN HEWN AR VEHL-DEE SNEEL/

Se! /SEH/

Hør! /HUHR/

Kult! /KEWLT/

Kjempeflott! /SHEHM-PEH-FLOOT/

Salutations to DustBunny for kjempeflott!

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.
martyman88Monday 31st of January 2005 11:56:54 PM
Takk Peter! - Thank you, Peter, all of your phrase lessons are very useful and helpful!