Are you thinking about taking a trip and you would like to be down with the lingo? Or perhaps you are thinking about taking up a new language?
The Norwegian Phrasebook and Dictionary is the perfect companion for beginners. The book is full of phrases to assist you when out travelling or learning. However, as they all speak English, it is not essential to learn but I think it doesn’t hurt to learn parts of their language to really experience Norway and their culture.
You may think that learning the Norwegian language is not a popular thing to do as people generally go towards countries like Spain and France, however you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that there is a huge demand and that there are many Facebook groups, online tutors, online courses and many YouTube videos too.
Despite other resources, I found this book very useful, it’s pocket-sized so If I am unsure I can whip it out at the touch of a button!
The Norwegian Phrasebook and Dictionary begins on the inside front cover with the basics on the left-hand side, followed by a colour coded contents on the next page; this helps you skip pages if you need too.
The book covers many topics including getting around, money, travel, basic language such as how are you, food and drink, going out and plenty more.
It is also set up very simple and easy to understand for example English is on the left, Norwegian on the right and under the Norwegian in a light blue is the breakdown of how to pronounce it.
You will also find other block text of ‘you will hear’ phrases that are popular answers that you might hear, along with beautiful pictures of Norway.
Therefore, the Norwegian Phrasebook and Dictionary is great for beginners who are travelling or learning, it is simple and easy to learn.
Every purchase of this book comes with a free app that you can download with a special code. It’s the same as the book but you can listen to some of the pronunciation instead.