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Peter fra LAMonday 01st of November 2004 12:04:16 PM
Norsk PHRASES 26 -
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Format Used:
English Phrase
Norwegian Phrase /American-English Transcription/

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Where do you work?
What do you do for a living?
I am a teacher
I am a student
I am self-employed
I work in a restaurant
I work in a super market
I am a doctor/a physician
I am a psychologist
I am a programmer
I am an engineer
I am a mechanic
I am a writer
I am a driver
I am an actor/an actress
I am a social worker
I am a politician

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, , , ) in a stressed syllable is either long (about three times longer than you are in the habit of holding it) or very short.