You all know I started studying Norwegian, and I feel I know quite many words and some of the grammar too, but I feel a bit lame when it comes to speaking or just answering fast.
Lily has a new colleague from Denmark, who actually lives in Norway. I told the aforementioned fears to her as well and next thing I know that she set me up with his colleague’s flatmate to chat/text/talk/email etc all in order to learn Norwegian better!
How cool is that! We have been chatting a lot since then and I firmly believe that my Norwegian is much better than it was. I feel that I am more active again in class and can use the terms and grammatical nuances more appropriately!
Besides chatting with Tor, I try to do everything to pick up this language as fast as I can.
So these are my tips to you too if you want to master this awesome language!
#1 - Learn the basic grammar and learn more and more words!
#2 - Listen to your teacher and do all the homework in Norwegian! Maybe be a little bit of a geek and do some extra bits too!
#3 - Listen to Norwegian radio, especially children’s radio. I found it easier to understand it and the radio presenters speak more accurately and with clearer and easier pronunciation. For me NRK Super works wonders!
#4 - Stay in your comfort zone and do what you would anyway! So, like many Norwegian Instagrammers, so you can have 1 or 2 new sentences on a daily basis. With this you will only win - either a great feeling if you understand it and or a new word a day if not. It's a win win situation.
#5 - Plus I started following some blogs, one of them even uploads the text not only in Norwegian but in English, so I can check if I understand what she is blogging about.
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#6 - Lastly but most importantly chat chat chat!!! Of course in Norwegian! Talking or instant messaging systems really work well on your brain!
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Stay tuned! Tomorrow I'll show you why I started learning Norwegian and why eventually I'd like to move there for some time! :)