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Peter fra LATuesday 26th of October 2004 07:30:00 PM
Norsk PHRASES 18 -
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Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/


Do you want to sleep with me?
Vil du ligge med meg? /VEEL DEW LEEG-GEH MEH MAI/

Do you have a condom?
Har du en kondom? /HAHR DEW EHN KOON-DOOM/

Are you on the pill?
Går du på pillen? /GOHR DEW POH PEEL-LEHN/

I won't do it without a condom
Jeg vil ikke gjøre det uten kondom /YAI VEEL EEK-KEH YUH-REH DEH EW-TEHN KOON-DOOM/

Please be careful Please be gentle
Vær forsiktig /VAR FOHR-SEEK-TEE/

Do you like this?
Liker du dette? /LEE-KEHR DEW DEHT-TEH/

I don't like this
Jeg liker ikke det. /YAI LEE-KEHR EEK-KEH DEH/

Are you single?
Er du enslig? /AR DEW EHN-SLEE/

Are you gay?
Er du homo(fil)? /AR DEW HOOMOO FEEL/

Are you straight?
Er du straight? /AR DEW STRAIT/

Are you lesbian?
Er du lesbisk? /AR DEW LEHS-BEESK/

Are you bisexual?
Er du bi(fil)? /AR DEW BEE FEEL/

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.
eric151Monday 20th of December 2004 03:40:45 PM
- hmm i'm not sure if i'll ever use these...
hahh that's so awesome though man

AntarticThursday 23rd of December 2004 03:58:48 PM
- These sentences are far from our reach, for now :)
I don't think I can say:
Jeg er fra Chile.Vil du ligge med meg?