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Peter fra LAFriday 22nd of October 2004 11:13:54 PM
Norsk PHRASES 14 -
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Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/


I'm interested in politics
Jeg er interessert i politikk /YAI AR EEN-TEH-REHS-SEHRT EE POO-LEE-TEEK/

I'm not interested in politics
Jeg er ikke interessert i politikk /YAI AR EEK-KEH EEN-TEH-REHS-SEHRT EE POO-LEE-TEEK/

What do you think about the government?
Hva synes du om regjeringen? /VAH SEE-NEHS DEW OOM REH-YEHR-EEN-GEHN/

What do you think about the king/queen?
Hva mener du om kongen/dronningen? /VAH MEH-NEHR DEW OOM KOHNG-EHN DROHN-NEENG-EHN/

What do you think about the president?
Hva mener du om presidenten? /VAH MEH-NEHR DEW OOM PREH-SEE-DEHN-TEHN/

What do you think about the prime minister?
Hva mener du om statsministeren? /VAH MEH-NEHR DEW OOM STAHTS-MEE-NEES-TEH-REHN/

What do you think about freedom of speech?
Hva mener du om talefrihet? /VAH MEH-NEHR DEW OOM TAH-LEH-FREE-HEHT/

What do you think about the military?
Hva synes du om militæret? /VAH SEE-NEHS DEW OOM MEE-LEE-TA-REHT/

What do you think about democracy?
Hva synes du om demokrati? /VAH SEE-NEHS DEW OOM DEH-MOH-KRAH-TEE/

What do you think about human rights?
Hva synes du om menneskerettigheter? /VAH SEE-NEHS DEW OOM MEHN-NEHS-KEH-REHT-TEEG-HEH-TEHR/

What do you think about women's rights?
Hva synes du om kvinners rettigheter? /VAH SEE-NEHS DEW OOM KVEEN-NEHRS REHT-TEEG-HEH-TEHR/

What do you think about gays' rights?
Hva synes du om homofiles rettigheter? /VAH SEE-NEHS DEW OOM HOOMOO-FEE-LEHS REHT-TEEG-HEH-TEHR/

Are you a member of a political party?
Er du medlem av et politisk parti? /AR DEW MEH-DLEHM AHV EHT POO-LEE-TEESK PAHR-TEE/

When are the elections?
Når er valgene? /NOHR AR VAHL-GEH-NEH/

Whom did you vote for last time?
Hvem stemte du på sist? /VEHM STEHM-TEH DEW POH SEEST/

Whom will you vote for?
Hvem vil du stemme på? /VEHM VEEL DEW STEHM-MEH POH/

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

(a) communist
(en) kommunist /EHN KOOM-MEW-NEEST/
(a) capitalist
(en) kapitalist /EHN KAH-PEE-TAH-LEEST/
(a) democrat
(en) demokrat /EHN DEH-MOO-KRAHT/
(a) christian democrat
(en) kristelig-demokrat /EHN KREES-TEH-LEE DEH-MOO-KRAHT/
(a) republican
(en) republikaner /EHN REH-PEW-BLEE-KAHN-EHR/
(a) leftist
venstreorientert /VEHN-STREH-OOREE-EHN-TEHRT/
(a) nationalist
(en) nasjonalist /EHN NAH-SHOON-AH-LEEST/
(a) socialist
(en) sosialist /EHN SOO-SEEAH-LEEST/
(a) libertarian
liberal /LEE-BEH-RAHL/
(a) fascist
(en) fascist /EHN FAHSK-EEST/

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.