We are looking to spend some time in Norway this summer. We are looking specifically for recommendations for hytte for a couple, either in the west coast fjords (Sognefjord to Alesund) or the Lofotens. Also happy to hear about recommendations for things to do/places to see, we are looking at travelling in late June. [more inside]
I'm going with some family on a 4 day 3 night cruise from Miami to Nassau and back. Yay! I've got the flying part and the sitting on a boat sipping umbrella drinks part down, but I have questions about some of the interstitial parts of the trip. [more inside]
For the purpose of practicing Norwegian I'd like a poem / set of sentences covering all Allophones. The idea comes from this panphonic poem in the movie Mission Impossible 3. [more inside]
My dad found this postcard that was sent in 1910 from my great-great-grandmother to her son and his wife. I've taken a stab at translating it from Norwegian to English using Google Translate, but I've only been able to figure out a few words due to the handwriting. There might also be some characters that I'm not familiar with. Can anyone decipher more of it? [more inside]
A family heirloom has a mysterious inscription in what I assume is a Scandinavian language. But what is it? [more inside]
My friend has a bottle opener from Norway that can also be used to cover/seal a bottle that's been opened but not entirely consumed - it says it's a "combination opener and closer." I must have one of my own! Unfortunately, what I thought would be a simple Amazon search turned up nothing, and even Google hasn't been very helpful. [more inside]
Is there any software out there which can give me feedback on rhythm, timing and flow for language learning? Karaoke for Norwegian speech patterns? [more inside]
Help me find a new kitten. Difficulty: mice. [more inside]
I'd like to learn Norwegian. Caveat: I'd like to learn specifically the Bergen dialect/accent. Is that possible? [more inside]
I'm looking for Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) Q&A web sites. They can be in any language, and all topics have interest. [more inside]
The Lady and I are taking our first cruise this Sunday. Leaving New Orleans and heading to Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya and Cozumel. I've been to N.O. before, but neither of us have been any of the other places. Any pro-tips, suggestions or amusing anecdotes about any of those places? We really have no idea what to expect... [more inside]
How do I ask a girl to a school dance in Norwegian? More specifically, a translation would be great! [more inside]
[NorskFilter] My grandmother has a mug with this inscription: "Maten er halve føda. Drykken er hin halfparten. Fin sup i senn: det tømer ei tunne med tida." What does it mean? Grandmother hasn't a clue either. [more inside]
Norskfilter: Help me come up with an appropriate response to a Norwegian greeting on OkCupid [more inside]
Is there another word for peace in Norwegian (besides Fred)? How does the word Roen (sp?) translate? [more inside]
Is it possible to learn how to do the alveolar trill / rolled 'R' [more inside]
How do you pronounce the Norwegian name Trond? [more inside]
Calling all Germanic (and Slavic) rockers, ravers and, uh, *insert classical term that starts with "r"*! Help me expand my music collection with European melodies! [more inside]
How do you say "good luck" and "Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out" in Norwegian? Bonus points for any hilarious Norwegian turns of phrase to welcome a friend into retirement.
It's easy to figure out what's going on in this YouTube video titled "Help Desk," but I'm sure it would be even funnier if I knew what they're saying. (Monks speaking Norwegian, one trying to explain to the other how a book works.)
What is the name of the vocalization Norwegian speakers make when they are agreeing with a speaker? [more inside]
A friend went to Norway and slept in a king-size bed with an interesting feature: the comforter was split down the middle so that each occupant had his or her own half. Where could I buy one of these comforters in the US? [more inside]
What's up with Scandinavian languages? Norwegians tell me that Danish and Norwegian are written the same, but spoken much differently. Swedes tell me than Danes can understand them but not the other way around. I've also heard that on some European airlines they use a simplified version that all Scandinavians can understand. What's the deal?
I want to learn a language FAST. Say in one to two months... I have a teach-yourself book and tape (Norwegian), and a few friends who speak the language. Any tips or suggestions?