Dialect help.


Does anyone have any spoken Norwegian course type things in various dialects.

I'm in a slightly strange position in that 99% of the Norwegians I know speak in Finnmark dialect and I can understand quite a lot of what they say.

However, the rare times someone from the south says something it suddenly sounds very alien to me at first as I just so rarely hear it. Of course I'm aware that this means I don't really understand the vast majority of Norwegian speakers so I could do with some help with this.


October 24, 2017

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I would recommend NRK for listening practice. You'll be subjected to a wide range of dialects, and you can even target specific ones by watching or listening to the regional news programs.

October 24, 2017

A good show in particular is Der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu.

June 12, 2019

Watch the Norwegian news.

October 24, 2017

You may benefit from using CALST (Computer Assisted Listening and Speaking Tutor) from NTNU. It provides minimal pairs (words that differ by one sound) and other listening based skills. It also has eight Norwegian dialects that you can move between to hear how a word/phrase may sound in different regions of Norway.
And it is free to download and use. But some items will not work if you are not connected to the internet when using the program. CALST can be found here:

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October 26, 2017
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