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‘Word of the year’ chides Qatar, China…

Last year Norway's national language council (Språkrådet) chose a variation of "Corona" (koronaen) as the one new word that was most used or had...

It had to come: A dictionary of drunkenness

There are at least 330 words in the Norwegian language that describe the state of being drunk. Documentation of this sobering fact has just...

Aid can be tied to language skills

Labour and Social Affairs Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen wants to cut welfare aid payments to needy young immigrants if they don't take part in...

Somalians most satisfied among immigrants

After years of struggling to integrate and being branded as a "problem" group among immigrants in Norway, Somalians now rank as among those most...

‘Too much English’ for language council

Norway's national council charged with strengthening the Norwegian language (Språkrådet) is worried that children and youth are being assailed with far too much English...

Norwegian letter ‘å’ celebrates centennial

It's been 100 years since the Norwegian language formally embraced the letter "å" to replace writing "aa" to form the sound that roughly sounds...

Prime minister lauded for promoting ‘new word of the year’

Prime Minister Erna Solberg ended up getting credit for introducing and using what Norwegian language experts chose as the "the new word of the year"...

Norwegian leaders struggle in English

Norwegians often think they speak and understand English well, but monotone delivery, poor pronunciation and a torrent of useless words can creep into their speech. That,...

‘Mehr Deutsch, bitte’

As Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of its reunification this week, also with a major reception in Oslo, Norwegian business leaders worry that far too...

Few children’s books published in ‘nynorsk’

Only 11 percent of Norwegian children's books and 1.8 percent of children's literature translated into Norwegian from other languages are published in nynorsk, one...

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