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

Jeg er på Duolingo så ofte, jeg begynner å drømme på norsk

Jeg er på Duolingo så ofte, jeg begynner å drømme på norsk. But sometimes my brain sticks in words that I don't even know the meaning of. In the morning, I have to look up what I said in my dream.

September 10, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Cool! :-) Err --- kjølig ;-)

I think if you start dreaming in the language, you are on the right track.

September 10, 2018

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

Takk! It turns out the word I kept using in my dream IS a real word. (I was afraid I was making things up.) Avtaler = appointment. :-)

September 10, 2018

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

Superb! But if I make myself the devil's lawyer; avtaler = appointments. Appointment is only one 'avtale' :-) Hope I didn't give you a night mare..

September 11, 2018

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

Du har rett! Jeg brukte flertallsformen. Takk!

September 11, 2018

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

Disse setningene var jo perfekte. Og når du bruker ordet 'flertallsformen' korrekt, så har du jo god innsikt og forståelse. Keep on tgw:-)

September 12, 2018

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

Tusen takk, Dagfinn! Bor du i Norge?

September 12, 2018

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

Ja, jeg bor i Norge og er norsk :-)

September 13, 2018

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

@DagfinnSth, nightmare is one word ;)

September 22, 2018

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

To RobsLassie: I congratulate you on your progress because I think Norwegian is a wonderful language fully deserving the time and the effort you are putting into it. Your studies undoubtedly will help you to better appreciate Norway's incredible cultural heritage.

September 10, 2018

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

Thanks for the encouragement. I actually lived in Norway, but it was many many years ago, so I had forgotten almost all of the language. (Not many opportunities to use it here in California!) I am returning to Norway next summer, so I wanted to regain my language skills. I loved my year there and am very excited to return!

September 11, 2018

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

I knew people who still couldn't communicate with locals in Norwegian after living there for several years, so you're doing quite well. And yes, California is no Minnesota, not much Norwegian flair there )))

September 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

This is interesting! When I read the word, I immediately thought of the German word "Verabredung", which is the equivalent of "appointment". And indeed, the Norwegian word contains the part of the German word "rede" (to speak); in Norwegian it's "tale" (itself probably related to the English "talk", "tale").

Either a noun formation of the verb avtale ("to agree"), itself a compound of av ("off, of, from") and tale ("to speak, to talk"), r a compound of av and the noun tale ("a speech, a talk").

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/avtale#Norwegian_Bokm%C3%A5l

I find it so interesting how our languages are intertwined over the centuries .... ;-) Thanks for sharing, I've learned a new word from your dream.

September 10, 2018

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

I am not at all surprised at your remark since it seems to me that for German natives learning Norwegian should be a piece of cake. Vast majority of Norwegian words have very similar German counterparts. In addition, Norwegian grammar is much easier. From my experience, some solid German language knowledge is really useful while learning both Norwegian and Swedish.

September 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MemeMcQueen116

Is Norwegian that hard? I haven't really studied it but Norway seems interesting and just from looking at that (and having a very small bit of knowledge of Swedish), I think I can guess that you wrote "I am on Duolingo so often, I'm beginning to dream in Norwegian"

September 10, 2018

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

From the grammar point of view Norwegian is quite easy (in any case not a match for German). I would say its grammar is only a bit more complicated than English one mainly because it still retains two genders (in some cases even three). For English natives pronunciation can prove to be a little hard though.

September 10, 2018

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

I do not think it is as difficult as many other languages. There are many words that are similar to English. But Maxim is correct. Some of the grammar is quite different, and the use of gender does mean a lot of memorizing in order to use nouns and verbs correctly. I do not find the pronunciation to be nearly as difficult as in some other languages. Dutch, for example, I find to be nearly impossible for me to speak properly.

September 11, 2018
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