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Peter fra LAFriday 22nd of October 2004 09:20:26 PM
Norsk PHRASES 12 -
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Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/

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My name is .....
Jeg heter.... /YAI HEH-TEHR/

What is your name?
Hva heter du? /VAH HEH-TEHR DEW/

I am .......
Jeg er.... /YAI AR/

Who are you?
Hvem er du? /VEHM AR DEW/

May I introduce you to .....?
Kan jeg få presentere deg for....? /KAHN YAI FOH PREH-SEHN-TEH-REH DAI FOOR/

I will introduce you to .....
Jeg vil presentere deg for.... /YAI VEEL PREH-SEHN-TEH-REH DAI FOOR/

This is my wife
Dette er min kone /DEHT-TEH AR MEEN KOH-NEH/

This is my husband
Dette er min ektemann /DEHT-TEH AR MEEN EHK-TEH-MAHN/

This is my girlfriend
Dette er kjæresten min /DEHT-TEH AR CHA-REHS-TEHN MEEN/

This is my boyfriend
Dette er kjæresten min /DEHT-TEH AR CHA-REHS-TEHN MEEN/

This is my friend
Dette er min venn /DEHT-TEH AR MEEN VEHN/

This is my son
Dette er sønnen min /DEHT-TEH AR SUHN-EHN MEEN/

This is my daughter
Dette er datteren min /DEHT-TEH AR DAHT-TEHR-EHN MEEN/

This is my mother
Dette er min mor /DEHT-TEH AR MEEN MOHR/

This is my father
Dette er min far /DEHT-TEH AR MEEN FAHR/

Nice to meet you
Hyggelig å treffe deg /HEE-GEH-LEE OH TREHF-FEH DAI/

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.