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Nynorsk or Bokmal

Learning this language for interest only. I dont have any immediate need to go or speak to people from there although who knows in the future. I hadnt realised until I began that there were two types of Norwegian. Is there any plan for a Duo Nynorsk course and if there was, which would be most useful during a visit? I think I read that Bokmal was only helpful for Oslo.

October 28, 2015

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Hi! I think that a Nynorsk course would be unlikely, at least for the next few years. I definitely think Bokmål is much more useful than Nynorsk. Most Norwegians speak both since school anyway, so you wouldn't have to much of a problem if you only spoke Bokmål. Bokmål is pretty much everywhere around Norway, and Nynorsk is confined to the west coast.

October 28, 2015

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"Most Norwegians speak both since school anyway" This is incorrect: Bokmål and Nynorsk are written languages.

October 29, 2015

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Sorry! I forgot that :0

October 29, 2015

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Bokmal is the most used, however, many Norwegian's are taught both

December 11, 2018
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