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Peter fra LASaturday 23rd of October 2004 11:31:26 AM
Norsk PHRASES 16 -
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Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/

RELIGION
Religion

Are you religious?
Er du religiøs? /AR DEW REH-LEE-GEE-UHS/

I am not religious
Jeg er ikke religiøs /YAI AR EEK-KEH REH-LEE-GEE-UHS/

I am an atheist
Jeg er ateist /YAI AR AH-TEH-EEST/

I am agnostic
Jeg er agnostiker /YAI AR AHG-NOO-STEE-KEHR/

I am muslim
Jeg er muslim /YAI AR MEWS-LEEM/

I am jewish
Jeg er jøde /YAI AR YUH-DEH/

I am buddhist
Jeg er buddhist /YAI AR BEWD-DEEST/

I am hindu
Jeg er hindu /YAI AR HEEN-DEW/

I am catholic
Jeg er katolikk /YAI AR KAH-TOO-LEEK/

I am a christian
Jeg er kristen /YAI AR KREES-TEHN/

Where can I find .....
Hvor kan jeg finne /VOOR KAHN YAI FEEN-NEH/

a church?
en kirke? /EHN KEER-KEH/
a mosque?
en moské?
a synagoge?
en synagoge? /EHN SEE-NAH-GOO-GEH/
a temple?
et tempel? /EHT TEHM-PEHL/

Thank God
Takk Gud /TAHK GEWD/

If God wants it
Hvis Gud vil det /VEES GEWD VEEL DEH/

Oh my God!
Herregud! /HAR-REH-GEWD/

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.