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Peter fra LASaturday 23rd of October 2004 10:12:25 AM
Norsk PHRASES 15 -
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Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/

RELATIONSHIP & FAMILY
Forhold & Familie

Are you married?
Er du gift? /AR DEW YEEFT/

I am married
Jeg er gift. /YAI AR YEEFT/

I am not married
Jeg er ugift. /YAI AR EW-YEEFT/

Are you engaged?
Er du gift? /AR DEW YEEFT/

I am engaged
Jeg er gift. /YAI AR YEEFT/

I am not engaged
Jeg er ugift. /YAI AR EW-YEEFT/

Do you have a boyfriend?
Har du en kjæreste? /HAHR DEW EHN KYA-REH-STEH/

Do you have a girlfriend?
Har du en kjæreste? /HAHR DEW EHN KYA-REH-STEH/

I have a boyfriend
Jeg har en kjæreste? /YAI HAHR EHN KYA-REH-STEH/

I have a girlfriend
Jeg har en kjæreste? /YAI HAHR EHN KYA-REH-STEH/

How old is he/she?
Hvor gammel er han/hun? /VOOR GAHM-MEHL AR HAHN HEWN/

He/she is ... years old
Han/hun er ... år (gammel) /HAHN HEWN AR OHR GAHM-MEHL/

What does he/she do for a living?
Hva arbeider han/hun med? /VAH AHR-BAI-DEHR HAHN HEWN MEH/

Do you have children?
Har du barn? /HAHR DEW BAHRN/

I don't have any children
Jeg har ikke barn /YAI HAHR EEK-KEH BAHRN/

I have .....
Jeg har /YAI HAHR/

one child
ett barn /EHT BAHRN/
one son
en sønn /EHN SUHN/
one daughter
en datter /EHN DAHT-TEHR/

I have two children
Jeg har to barn /YAI HAHR TOO BAHRN/

I have three
Jeg har tre /YAI HAHR TREH/

four
fire /FEE-REH/
five
fem /FEHM/
six
seks /SEHKS/
seven children
syv barn /SEEV BAHRN/

How many siblings do you have?
Hvor mange søsken har du? /VOOR MAHN-GEH SUHS-KEHN HAHR DEW/

How many brothers and sister do you have?
Hvor mange brødre og søstre har du? /VOOR MAHN-GEH BRUH-DREH OH SUHS-TREH HAHR DEW/

Is your mother still alive?
Lever moren din? /LEH-VEHR MOO-REHN DEEN/

Is your father still alive?
Lever faren din? /LEH-VEHR FAH-REHN DEEN/

Is your grandmother still alive?
Lever bestemoren din? /LEH-VEHR BEHS-TEH-MOO-REHN DEEN/

Is your grandfather still alive?
Lever bestefaren din? /LEH-VEHR BEHS-TEH-FAH-REHN DEEN/

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.