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    Due to various personal and professional reasons, I decided to learn Norwegian. While researching the topic online, I've found that some people say it's one of the easiest languages for an English-speaker to learn, while others say it's not so easy.

    Assuming a relative commitment and immersion, how easy/difficult is it going to be and does anyone have any experience with it?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by Withengar)
    Due to various personal and professional reasons, I decided to learn Norwegian. While researching the topic online, I've found that some people say it's one of the easiest languages for an English-speaker to learn, while others say it's not so easy.

    Assuming a relative commitment and immersion, how easy/difficult is it going to be and does anyone have any experience with it?

    Thank you
    No experience whatsoever, but people are going to say (bold) all the time...

    I would learn as much as you can via the internet and then head over to Norway to practise it.

    I speak several languages.
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    (Original post by Withengar)
    Due to various personal and professional reasons, I decided to learn Norwegian. While researching the topic online, I've found that some people say it's one of the easiest languages for an English-speaker to learn, while others say it's not so easy.

    Assuming a relative commitment and immersion, how easy/difficult is it going to be and does anyone have any experience with it?

    Thank you
    Hey, I really recommend using Duolingo.com, very good app for learning and it has norweigen on it!
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    (Original post by iNoddy)
    Hey, I really recommend using Duolingo.com, very good app for learning and it has norweigen on it!
    I actually started using Duolingo on the day you recommended it and it's been going great so far. I plan on using it for as long as I can - that is, until I reach lower or middle intermediate level of proficiency (B1 or B2) and then I'll move on to TV shows, movies, books, articles and other such sources.
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    OP missed our Norwegian themed party yesterday :cry2:... the proceedings are recorded here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3961551
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    (Original post by Withengar)
    Due to various personal and professional reasons, I decided to learn Norwegian. While researching the topic online, I've found that some people say it's one of the easiest languages for an English-speaker to learn, while others say it's not so easy.

    Assuming a relative commitment and immersion, how easy/difficult is it going to be and does anyone have any experience with it?

    Thank you
    It's one of the closest languages to English, and has a slightly less complex grammatical system than languages like German, so yes it's about the easiest language you could ask for. To be honest, individual preferences aside, all major Western European languages are probably of similar difficulty level for an English speaker. Every language has it's complications: for Spanish its the different varieties and the speed of speech, for French it's the pronounciation and the subjunctive, for Swedish and Norwegian it's often the intonation and a couple of grammatical peculiarities.

    A lot of people think that a particular language they are learning is unusually difficult, but that's often because they don't have much experience learning other languages so anything they get stuck on seems like a specific problem of that language rather than a general part of the language-learning process. The exception to that is Danish which everyone agrees is nearly impossible to pronounce like a native without years of practice.

    The most difficult thing about learning Norwegian is that most Norwegians under 40 speak decent English, and will take some persuading to let you speak Norwegian to them if they don't know you well. Often you might speak to a Norwegian in their own language and they will recognise your accent, and insist on replying in English, unless you specifically ask to practice your Norwegian on them.
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    OP missed our Norwegian themed party yesterday :cry2:... the proceeding are recorded here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3961551
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    When's the next party :cool: ?
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    la fete de St Georges.

    23ieme Avril

    soyez la bienvenue
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    la fete de St Georges.

    23ieme Avril

    soyez la bienvenue
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    apportez une bouteille svp

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    apportez une bouteille svp

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    Une bouteille de jus d'arc en ciel :nyan:
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    Une bouteille de jus d'arc en ciel :nyan:
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    C'est même pas du jus d'arc en ciel :cry2: et en plus c'est pas bon c'est trop chimique :lol:
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    Je crois qu'il faut qu'on arrête de pourrir le topic :P
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    apologies to OP... Unicorn has overdosed on Rainbow Juice.

    i shall take her home.

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    apologies to OP... Unicorn has overdosed on Rainbow Juice.

    i shall take her home.

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    Éééhhhhh :O

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    you beat me to it!!

    Definitely use duolingo, that site is brilliant!
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    you beat me to it!!

    Definitely use duolingo, that site is brilliant!
    Never tried it, is it that good? I personally like using flashcard-style sites like memrise


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    Never tried it, is it that good? I personally like using flashcard-style sites like memrise


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    It's really pretty good! I've used it for ages. It has a 'community' aspect to it. i.e. you correct English work (i.e. texts on subjects) and they'll correct your work!! Then there's loads of activities, they'll also give you feedback on speaking activities too! It's wonderful
 
 
 
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