"Norge er et europeisk land."
Translation:Norway is a European country.
For those who - like me - were wondering why it's a European instead of an European (yeah the 2nd option sounded strange to me, but hey... grammar rules eh...) here's an interesting link.
Because European is said with an initial y sound which counts as a consonantal sound in English speech, It is said (and written) with a not an.
I always thought the a/an depended on the writing of the next word but I guess it's about the pronunciation instead. Guess not only my Norwegian is getting better with this course ;)
Oh very interesting, I have never paid attention to the case with "European", but now I see it's the same situation like with "an hour", which also depends on the pronunciation :)
I think there are even some nouns that could either have "a" or "an" like "history" or "historic" for example.
yep I was wondering ;) - thanks for the explanation! (one trys to get a grip on norwegian and stumbles over english >_> ... )