https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsharnay

Why the heck am I learning Norwegian?! :)

Hey all! For some reason I am super drawn to Norwegian even though I live in southern California, have relatives in Germany, and love Brazilian music... I feel more motivated to learn Norwegian more than any other language before so if you feel so inclined, follow me so I can have fellow Norwegian learners learning with me and holding me accountable. Tusen takk!

December 29, 2016

52 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frejzemajze

Have you watched SKAM?

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isa.beau

haha, that would be a reason indeed :D

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/henriks.kona

if this ain't me

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dogmatix.

can anyone suggest where to watch skam with english subs? would appreciate it a lot as it seems like its really good and I can listen to some Norwegian. Tusen takk :)

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jesskkluth

I have a few links if you want them although sometimes they don't work and they work better on a computer

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dogmatix.

I am on computer!!! I've not started it, so season 1 would be greatly appreciated. Tusen takk :)

January 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jesskkluth

This one works for me, hopefully it'll work for you :) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4_tljy06u8US0pIdnR5ai03Mkk

January 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ingrid727

Mange Takk!!!! Jeg har lyst til å se denne. (I Hope I've said that right.)

March 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dogmatix.

Thank you so much!

January 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jesskkluth

also which season would you like?

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skamfrance_ftw

Skam is the only reason i learn Norwegian

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Destany95

My reason is the Norwegian show Skam! I also have always had a thing for learning languages but I had never thought of learning Norwegian until I watched the show and realized how pretty it is!

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsharnay

Started watching today. Totally hooked!

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a.s.t.e.r.

That show is so good!! Although I live in Belgium, I've Always loved scandinavian countries. but since i started watching Skam, Norway is my number 1. it's also the reason I downloaded this app, just to learn norwegian... Who is your favourite character? ;-)

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Destany95

I can't decide a favorite between Sana, Isak, and Jonas. I love them all! It's such a far-reaching show, I love seeing how many people from all over the world are watching!

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsharnay

Hands down Noora.

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a.s.t.e.r.

Omg me too!

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isa.beau

Belgium! I'm from Belgium too! :D Flemish or French part?

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/a.s.t.e.r.

Flemish part, I'm from Bruges :)

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brittalexiswm

Honestly, you don't need a reason why, other than that you like it! I'm learning Portuguese but have no ties to any country where it is spoken, yet i feel so drawn to it. If you like it, learn it. From my experience, it's an easy language and will help you learn other languages later on. I'm learning it's sister language, Swedish, and in almost two years, I'm more advanced than any language I've ever studied. Lycka till!

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isa.beau

I'm learning Swedish as well, and also have no idea why I'm so keen on learning Swedish of all languages. It's just something that seems to click and I find the energy to actually learn.

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.Vini.

I am currently learning Norwegian because is the closest language to Icelandic, It's a terrible reason, but since there isn't much sources for Icelandic learners available out there, I will stick to Norwegian so I can get familiarized with the Germanic system of putting suffixes on words instead of using new words. But since you do feel motivated to learn it, that's enough reason to do it! motivation is the key to learn any language.

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.Vini.

Thank you!

January 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lea.1717

I feel the same way... I'll keep learning Norwegian even though I don't have any good excuse to do it. For some reason I really click with this language ^_^

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zpHi3R

I'm from America, but live in Norway, above the arctic circle. Almost everyone I know here speaks English. Almost. Learning the language of the country you're in only makes sense, so, here I am. Long time polyglot though, so language learning isn't new to me. Oh, and I'd never heard of Skam until this thread.

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsharnay

It's a really good show. I'm totally hooked!

January 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nova-Lithic

I'm really curious - do you find that Duolingo is helping you with practical, everyday norsk?

February 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsharnay

I've only been learning for about a month and haven't really spoken the language with anyone. I'm about to schedule a lesson on iTalki for sometime next week, so I'll let you know!

February 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/henriks.kona

I'm learning Norwegian because of skam. What can I say.

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P.Andreas

I am studying Greek, and I like it, without knowing why.

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giulia_Santa

I feel the same! I'm italian and I absolutely have no idea why I want to learn Norwegian. I've never been keen on learning new languages apart from english but by the start of this course I was already really excited. I can't wait to learn more!

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sapiophia

Welcome to the club! I feel the same; I have no real personal ties to Norway but I feel very drawn to the language and the culture. Also Skam is grand and Noora is indeed the best character. Good luck with your learning!

January 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/missreeseusa

I'm from north america too and I have no hecking idea why I'm learning norwegian but here I am!

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maloll1

I feel the same! I decided to learn Norwegian because I think it's a very beautiful language and I like Norway but I don't know why I like it so much and why I am so motivated to learn it. :) Btw: Skam is really cool ;)

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zek256
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I share your same enjoyment in learning, learning Norwegian is easy from me. Since i love the language so much, I don't have to summon up energy to do it. I love learning all languages but it's much less of a chore for norwegian.

January 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hvem-er-hun

I'm in Southern California as well and felt so silly for wanting to learn Norwegian.. but I'm loving it!

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hvem-er-hun

(Skam may have been a factor...)

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LilTweetingBird

I started learning Norwegian because of a-ha.

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsharnay

Idk what that is. Hmmm.

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LilTweetingBird

a-ha is an 80s band from Norway. Their most famous song is "Take On Me."

They are one of my favorite bands and they have interviews on YouTube that are in Norwegian. I wanted to know what they were saying, so I decided to learn Norwegian.

Edit: I also like Bjørn Eidsvåg and Solveig Leithaug.

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Candidandelion

I started learning because of KEiiNO (although I remember a-ha from the 80s) :D

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ericapig

The bigger question is why the heck not!! :-)

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/volumniax

I think that's awesome! Some languages just feel more comfortable, or more intriguing, or make more sense to certain people, and I think it's wise to take advantage of that. Plus, from what I've seen so far, the Norwegian course looks very well organized. Good luck!

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tattamin

+1 - I agree with everything you wrote.

December 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zek256
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The Norwegian course is very amazing compared to others.

January 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aure-evigt

I feel you! I'm also from Southern California but my family is mainly Hispanic. I am the only one who can't speak Spanish, and yet here I am learning Norwegian! I have a dream of studying in Norway though it will probably never happen. Nevertheless, I think it's great to learn a new language and test your skills even without a specific reason or goal.

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsharnay

Where are you located in SoCal?

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aure-evigt

I live near San Bernardino. How about you?

September 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lsharnay

Ah. Moreso LA

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cellie223

Though I watched SKAM from last year, but I just started learning norsk right now ; ) I hope I can a group to learn together and practice as well. why duolinguo doesn't have sth. like chat room online.

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/omerian

Hahaha I know right

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