"VIRKELIGE NORWAY"- GLOSSARY FROM 1993

By Thomas Wollnick © and Erling Okkenhaug © ( Help with theOVERSETTELSER: Ruth Johnson )

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020 - Former prefix for expensive telephone calls

A-ha - Norwegian pop group

ABC - First reading book

Aftenposten - Norway's most serious newspaper

Agn - Bait

Akerselva - River running through Oslo

Akersgata - Oslo's Fleet Street

Aksellerasjon - Acceleration

Alene - Alone

Alkoholpriser - Alcohol prices

Alpelue - Beret

Alt-mulig-rart - All sorts of strange things

Alta - River in the north of Norway

Amatør - Amateur

Andre - Second / other

Andre omgang - Second round

Anmelder - Critic

Anne Enger - Politician, former leader of the Centre Party

Anorakk - Parka, anorak

Ap - Labour Party

Appelsin - Orange

Arbeidskontor - Labour exchange

Arbeidsledige - Unemployed

Arbeidsplasser - Jobs

Arendal - City on the south coast of Norway

Artium - Exam at the end of Upper Secondary School

Askeladden - Lucky character from Norwegian fairytales

Aurlandssko - Traditional Norwegian moccasins

Avholdslosje - Organization for teetotallers

Avis - Newspaper

Avkjøring - Exit road

Avledningsmanøver - Diversion

Avsløring - Bringing to light / disclosure

Avslørt - Disclosed

Avstandsforelskelse - Long-distance love

Avstandsforelsket - In love at a distance

Badeland - Water wonderland

Bademadrasser - Beach mattress

Bakke - Hill

Baklomma - The back pocket

Base - Bear

Bankvesen - Banking system

Barbeint - Barefoot

Barkebrød - Bread baked with bark in hard times in the history of Norway

Barklukt - Smell of bark

Barn - Children

Barndomsminner - Childhood memories

Barnehage - Kindergarten

Barnehagetante - Kindergarten teacher

Barnåler - Pine needles

Bart - Moustache

Begge - Both

Bekk - Brook, beck

Bellona - Norwegian environmental organization

Bensin - Petrol

Berg - Mountain

Bergen - City on the west coast of Norway

Berømte - Famous

Bestefar - Grandfather

Bestemor - Grandmother

Bevegelse - Movement

Bil - Car

Billett - Ticket

Binders - Paper clip, invented by a Norwegian

Birkebeiner - Famous skier from Norwegian saga

Bislet - Oslo's famous skating arena

Bjørn - Bear

Blad - Leaf or magazine

Blaute sokker - Wet socks

Bleke - Pale

Bløff - Bluff

Bløffe - To bluff

Blå / blått - Blue

Blå-Swix - Soft blue ski-wax

Bobil - Dormobile

Bod - Storeroom

Bogstadveien - Oslo's Oxford Street

Bokhylle - Bookshelf

Bokmål - Standard Norwegian language

Bokser - Cans

Bolle - Bun

Bomstasjon - Turnpike

Bonde - Farmer

Bondejente - Farmer's daughter

Bondevik - Norwegian politician from the Christian Democratic Party

Bordet - The table

Borettslag - Co-operative housing organization

Borgermester - Mayor

Boring - Drilling

Borte - Away

Brett - Board

Brikke - Piece / block

Bro - Bridge

Brudeferd - Wedding procession

Brukskunst - Handicrafts

Brum - The noise the bear makes

Brundtlands - The family of the (former) Norwegian Prime Minister

Brus - Lemonade

Bryggedans- Dance on the quay

Brynje - Coat of mail / special Norwegian underwear

Brystkasse - Chest

Brød - Bread

Brødskive - Slice of bread

Brøk - Fraction

Brøytebil - Snow plough

Brøytekant - Bank of snow at the edge of the road

Brå - Sudden

Bua - Kiosk

Budeie - Milkmaid

Bugge - Norwegian investor who lost his money

Buljong - Beef tea

Bunad - Norwegian national costume

Bunnen - The bottom

Busk - Bush

Busserull - Norwegian blouse

Bussjåfør - Bus driver

Bussruta - Bus service

By - City

Bydel - Part of town

Bygd - Rural district

Bygdenorge - Rural Norway

Bygdeoriginal - Strange person from theBYGD

Bygutter - Boys from the city

Byplan - City plan

Byplanlegger - Town planner

Bær - Berries

Bø - Railway station in Telemark

Børstraktor - Popular name for four-wheelers driven by yuppies

Bål - Bonfire

Bånd - Ribbon / tape

Båt - Boat

Campingvogn - Caravan

Club7 - Former club for Oslo's flower people

Cola - Coke

Cowboyhatt - Cowboy hat

Dagbladet - One of Norway's tabloids

Dagsorden - Agenda

Dagsrevyen - 7 o'clock news on NRK

Dal - Valley

DanBørge - Norway's David Frost

Danseband - Dance band

Danskebåten - Ferry that goes to Denmark

Danskepølse - Sausage bought in Denmark

Dansketida - The periode when Norway was under Danish rule

Datamaskin - Computer

Deg - You

Delelinje - Divides the Nordic Sea in two

Demning - Dam

Departement - Department, Ministry

Devaluering - Devaluation

Dialekter - Dialects

Diett - Diet

Distanse - Distance

Djerv 1919 - Football team

Dobbel - Double

Dobbeltmoral - A double set of morals

"Dra til deg bikkja" - Keep your dog under control!

Dreie - To cut on the lathe

Drill - Dance routine in a parade

Drillo - Leader of the Norwegian soccer team

Drittsekk - Shitbag

Drosjekø - Queue for taxis

Drypp - Drip

Drøm - Dream

DU-midler - Funds for developing rural areas

Duk - Table cloth

Dukke - Doll / to dive

Dumme - Stupid

Dyr - Animal / expensive

Dytt - Push

Dør - Door

Dørsprekk - Crack in the door

Dørvakt - Doorman

Edda - Old Norwegian poems

EF-debatt - Debate about Norway's possible membership of theEEC

EF-søknaden - Application to join the EEC

Eidsvoll - Historic place in Norwegian history, also a train stop

Ekofisk - Area of fortune in the North Sea

Eksamensbevis - Diploma

Elg - Moose

Elghode - Moose head

Elkjøp - Chain store selling electrical articles

Elv - River

Elveredder - Name of the people who took action to save the Alta river

Engler - Angels

Ensom - Lonesome

Ensomhet - Loneliness

Erik Bye - Solid TV personality

Ernæringspolitikk- Nutrition policy

Etterligning - Imitation

Europavei - Road system covering Europe and the main roads in Norway

Eventyr - Fairytale

EØS - European Economic Agreement

Fabrikktråler - Factory trawler

Falkberget - Norwegian writer

Falken - Norway's answer to the Automobile Association

Fallskjermjegere - Parachuters

Falsk alarm - False alarm

Familie - Family

Fangst - Catch

Fantasi - Imagination

Far - Father

Fargestifter - Crayons

Fartsbot - Speeding fine

Feier - Chimney sweep

Fela - The violin

Fellesferie - Period when most people are on holiday

Fellesskap - Fellowship

Femøre - Five øre coin

Fenalår - Cured leg of mutton

Fengselsfugl - Jailbird

Ferdighus - Prefabricated house

Feriekoloni - Holiday camp for children

Fete typer - Bold type / fat people

Filet - Fillet

Finnmark - County in the north of Norway

Fire - Four

Firkanta - Square

Firmabil - Company car

Fisk - Fish

Fiske - Art of fishing

Fiskeristøtte - Government subsidy to the fishing industry

Fisketorget - Fish market

Five - Kaci Kullman Five, conservative politician

Fjellbekk - Small river up in the mountains

Fjelluft - Fresh mountain air

Fjellvei - Narrow mountain road

Fjellstøtt - Steady as a rock

Fjelstad - TV personality making wildlife programmes

Fjernsyn - Television

Fjord - Fjord, deep and mysterious

Fjording - Traditional Norwegian horse

Fjæra - Ebb

Fjøs - Cowshed

Flaskepant - Deposit on bottles

Flaskepost - Message enclosed in a bottle

Flatbrød - Thin wafer crispbread

Flate - Flat terrain / plain

Flatland - The first Norwegian commercial TV personality

Flause - Blunder

Flertall - Majority

Flis - Splinter

Flosshatt - Top hat

Flukt - Escape

Flørt - Flirt

Fløte - Cream

Foldekniv - Clasp knife

Folk - People

Folkedans - Folklore dance

Folkehøgskole - Upper secondary school in rural area

Folkemuseum - Folklore museum

Folkeskole - Primary school

Folkvord - Left wing politician

Foredrag - Lecture

Forening - Society

Forfall - Decline

Forfattere - Authors

Forkjølet - To have a cold

Forlag - Publisher

Forveksle - To mistake

Foss - Waterfall

Fossefall - Waterfall

Fossekraft - Hydro-electric power

Frakk - Coat

Framskap - Traditional Norwegian cupboard

Fred - Peace

Fredrikshavn - Harbour for DANSKEBÅTEN ( The ferry to Denmark )

Friik - Fashion for radicals

Frimurer - Freemason

Friskhet - Freshness

Fritida - The spare time

Frosk - Frog

Fruktkurven -The fruit basket

Fryser - Freezer

Fugleberg - Nesting cliff for birds

Fugler - Birds

Fysioterapeut - Physiotherapist

Føhnvind - Føhn wind

Følelse - Feeling

Førde - Einar Førde, Director of theNRK

Første gang - First time

Fårepels - "Sheep's clothing

Fårikål - Dish consisting of mutton and cabbage

Galhøpiggen - Norway's highest mountain, 2469m

Gamle - Old

Gammelost - Highly pungent, light brown cheese

Ganger - Times

Gard - Farm

Gardermoen - Airport outside Oslo

Gatekjøkken - Fast food kiosk

Gaten - The street

Geilo - Mountain village between Oslo and Bergen

Geitost - Cheese made of milk from the goat

Generøse - Friendly

Genser - Sweater

Gitar - Guitar

Gjeld - Debt

Gjeng - Gang

Gjerrighet - Stinginess

Gjeter - Shepherd

Gjøre - To do

Glad - Happy / Karl Glad, Leader of NHO

Glattkjøringskurs - Course that teaches us to drive on slippery roads

Glimt - Glimpse

Glom - Railway station between Oslo and Bergen

Go'moren - Good morning in Bergen dialect

Godtepose - Bag of goodies

Grafisk formgivning - Graphic design

Grantre - Spruce

Gratis - Free

Graut - Porridge

Grener - Branches

Grensehandel - Border trade

Grensetvist - Border dispute

Gresk - Greek

Grieg - Norwegian composer of the most beautiful music

Gris - Pig

Grisebinge - Pigsty

Gro - Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway's former Prime Minister

Grop - Hollow

Grotid - Period of growth (see Gro)

Grovbrød - Brown bread

Gruble - Brood

Grue - Fireplace

Gruppereiser - Group travel, package tours

Grusvei - Gravel road

Grøft - Ditch

Grønnsaker - Vegetables

Grønt - Green

Gud - God

Gudbrand - Person who lives in theLIA

Gulrot - Carrot

Gulv - Floor

Gummibåt - Rubber boat

Gutt - Boy

Gyldendal - Norway's largest publisher

Gymnas - Upper Secondary School, High School

Gymtime - Gym lesson

Gågate - Pedestrian area

Gått vill - Got lost

Ha gjort sitt beste - Has done his best

Hage - Garden

Hakke tenner - Teeth chattering with cold

Hallingdal - Valley leading to Bergen

Hallingspark - Special kick in a folk dance

Hallodame - TV programme announcer

Halve - Half

Hamsun - Norwegian author

Handbak - Elbow wrestling

Hanske - Glove

Hardangersøm - Embroidery from the Hardanger fjord

Harlem - Gro's middle name (see Gro)

Hatt - Hat

Haukelisæter - Stop on the southern route from Oslo to Bergen

Haukvik - Norwegian politician and enthusiast

Hav - Sea

Hedendom - Heathendom

Hedmarking - Another name for former Finance Minister who comes from MJØSA region

Hegnar - Trygve Hegnar, rich man and editor of the magazine KAPITAL

Heia - Come on!

Heis - Lift

Hekseskudd - Crick in the back

Helikopter - Helicopter

Helsekø - Queue of people waiting for medical treatment

Hemmelig - Secret

Hemmelighet - Secret

Henda i lomma - Hands in pockets

Hengebru - Suspension bridge

Herreminhatt - Oh my God!

Hesje - Hay-drying rack

Heyerdahl - Thor Heyerdahl, famous Norwegian explorer

Hikke - Hiccup

Himmel - Sky

Himmelbjerget - Highest mountain in flat Denmark

Hjallis - Norwegian skater and storyteller

Hjem - Home

Hjemme - At home

Hjemmebrent - Moonshine

Hjemmelekser - Homework

Hjuksebø - Name of a railway station in south Norway

Hode - Head

Holde seg på beina - Stay on one's feet

Holmenkollhoppet - The Holmenkollen ski-jump

Holst - Norway's former Foreign Minister

Hoppe i høyet - Jump in the hay

Horisont - Horizon

Hornorkester - Brass band

Hulder - Norwegian wood nymph

Humor - Humour

Hund - Dog

Hundorp - Historic site north of Lillehammer

Hurtigruta - Coastal express

Hus - House

Husarrest - House arrest

Husbank - The State Bank for financing the building of more houses

Husfliden - Shop selling folklore articles and handicrafts

Hval - Whale

Hvem Hva Hvor - Yearbook of the newspaper Aftenposten

Hverdag - Every day life

Hytte - Cabin

Hyttetur - Trip to the cabin

Hytteveggen - Sheltered spot outside the cabin

Høyrevind - Wind blowing positively for the right wing

Høyrøsta - Loud-voiced

Håker - Erik Håker, alpine star from the 70's

Håp - Hope

Hårspenne - Hair grip

I hundre - At great speed

Illustrasjoner - Illustrations

Imponert - Impressed

Indre marked - Single market

Ingenting - Nothing

Innland - Inland

Innsamling - Collection

Innsiden - The inside

Interessante - Interesting

Interrail - Discount train fares for young people

Is - Ice, ice cream

Isbjørn - Polar bear

Isbre - Glacier

Islender - Traditional sweater

"Itte nå" - "Not now" (dialect)

"Itte sant" - "You see" (dialect)

Jernteppe - Iron curtain

Jettegryte - Pothole

Jobb - Job

Johan Sætre - Norwegian ski-jumping star from the 70's

Jord - Soil

Jordbær - Strawberry

Jotunheimen - Norwegian mountain area, home of theTROLLS

Juksafangst - Method of fishing

Jul - Christmas

Julaften - Christmas Eve

Juleansjos - Christmas anchovies

Julebukk - Norwegian custom, Christmas Halloween

Jur - Udder

Kabel - Cable

Kaffe - Coffee

Kakaokopp - Cup of hot chocolate

Kakestykke - Piece of cake

Kam - Comb

Kameratskap - Companionship

Kanin - Rabbit

Kapital - Norwegian financial journal

Kapp-horner - Sailor who has rounded Cape Horn

Kapring - Hijacking

Karakterer - Characters

Karamell - Caramel

Karl Johan - A Swedish king who gave his name to Oslo's main street

Karriere - Career

Kassa-apparat - Cash register

Kasse - Crate

Katnosa - Cabin that is the destination for sporty Oslo skiers

Katt - Cat

Kefir - Milk product

Kikkert - Binoculars

Kikutstua - Cabin that is the destination for sporty Oslo skiers

Kino - Cinema

Kjelke - Sledge

Kjerre - Cart

Kjerring - Old Norwegian woman

Kjipt - Slang for "mean"

Kjole - Dress

Kjærlighet - Love

Kjærlighetsang - Love song

Kjøkkenbord - Kitchen table

Kjøleskap - Fridge

Kjøpesenter - Shopping mall

Kjøtt - Meat

Kjøttkaker - Norwegian meatballs

Kleshengere - Clothes hanger

Klesvask - Washing clothes

Kleveland - Åse Kleveland, Norway's former Minister of Cultural Affairs

Klimpring - Plucking guitar strings

Klister - Soft sticky ski-wax

Kloakk - Sewer, sewage

Klokke - Watch, clock

Klossmajor - Clumsy fool

Klubblag - Club team

Klype - Pinch

Klær - Clothes

Kløft - Cleft / gap

Kneknekk - Knee bend

Knopp - Bud!

KNS - Royal Norwegian Yachting Association

Kofte - Sweater

Kokesjokolade - Chocolate for making hot chocolate

Kolbein Sterke - One of King Olav's armour bearers in 1021

Kommune - Municipality / borough

Kommunestyre - Local council

Konduktør - Condutor

Konge - King

Kongehytta - King's cabin

Kongerike - Kingdom

Kopi - Copy

Kotelett - Chop / cutlet

Krabbe - Crab or crawl

Krabbefelt - Slow lane

Kraft - Strength

Kremfløte - Cream

Krepseteine - Pot for catching crawfish

KRF - Political party for Christians

Kristenkor - Christian choir

Krok - Hook

Krone - Crown / name of Norwegian money

Krype - Crawl, creep

Ku - Cow

Ku-møkk - Cow-shit

Kubbestol - Log chair

Kultur - Culture

Kunstnerlønn - Grant from the government for artists

Kuttisme - Price cuts in the world of REMA

Kvalitet - Quality

Kveld - Evening

Kvise - Spot

Kvitt eller dobbelt - TV quiz game with money prizes

Kvote - Quota

Kyrkjebø - Sissel Kyrkjebø, beautiful Norwegian singer

Kyss - Kiss

Kø - Queue

Kålhode - Cabbage head

Laft - Cogged joint

Laks - Salmon

Laksefiske - Fishing salmon

Lakseyngel - Salmon fry

Landbruk - Agriculture

Landhandleri - General store

Langangen - Former president of UNI STOREBRAND, Norway's largest insurance company

Langrenn - Cross-country ski-ing

Lapskaus - Stew

Laurbærkrans - Laurel wreath

Lefse - Thin pancake of rolled dough

Lego - Toy consisting of plastic building bricks

Leksikon - Encyclopedia

Lensmann - The Norwegian sheriff

Leppa - The lip

Lett - Easy/ light

Levende - Living

Lia - The mountainside

Likerett - Equal rights

Lillebror - Little brother

Lillehammer - Norway's olympic city

Lillestrøm - Suburb outside Oslo / a football team

Line - Line

Liv - Life

Ljå - Scythe

LO - Federation of Trade Unions

Lodd - Weight

Lofotveggen - Majestic scenery up north

Lokalavis - Local paper

Lokalet - Village hall

Lokk - Cover, lid

Lomme - Pocket

Lommebok - Wallet

Lompe - Pancake of rolled dough, thinner than LEFSE

LOOC - Olympic organization

Lotto - Lotto

Ludo - Ludo

Lufta - The air

Lun - Sheltered

Lurke - Sneak

Lurt - Smart

Lutefisk - Dried codfish prepared in a potash lye

Lyd - Sound

Lynnedslag - Stroke of lightning

Lysløype - Illuminated ski track

Lyst - Delight / desire

Lærebok - Textbook

Lærer - Teacher

Løk - Onion

Lørdag - Saturday

Løsning - Solution

Løype - Track

Lågen - A broad river

Låve - Barn

Madrass - Mattress

Mage - Stomach

Makulert - Shredded in a machine

Mange bekker små - Many small becks.. Part of a Norwegian saying

Mangletre - Oldfashioned roller iron for linen

Mao - Mao Tse Tung

Marked - Market

Martin - Martin Schanke, Norwegian car racer

Mat - Food

Matpakke - Packed lunch

Matte - Maths

Maur - Ant

Med - With

Media - Media

Medlemskap - Membership

Meg - Me

Meieri - Dairy

Meitemark - Earthworm

Melk - Milk

Melkerampe - Milk stand

Mennesker - People

Merr - Mare / bitch

Midnattsol - Midnight sun

Miljø - Environment

Millionær - Millionaire

Misforståelse - Misunderstanding

Monolitt - Monolith

Mor - Mother

Mor Aase - Mother of Peer Gynt

Mord - Murder

Morgen - Morning

Morgenbad - Morning swim

Morgenkaffe - Morning coffee

Morgenstemning - "Morning" by Grieg

Moro - Fun

Mose - Moss

Motorvei - Highway, motorway

Mulighet - Possibility

Multer - Cloudberries

Munnharpe - Small Norwegian mouth guitar

Muskler - Muscles

Mygg - Mosquito

Myggen - Erik Mykland, Football player

Mynt - Coin

Myr - Bog, marsh

Mystiske - Mystic

Mytologi - Mythology

Møbelhandler - Furniture dealer

Møbelsnekker - Cabinet maker

Møre - Northwest part of Norway

Mørke - Dark

Møte - Meeting

Må - Must

Måltid - Meal, mealtime

Nabokrangel - Quarrel between neighbours

Naivitet - Simple-mindedness / naiveté

Nansen - Fridtjof Nansen Norwegian explorer

Napp - Bite

Nasjonalromantikk - Romantic period in Norwegian history

Nasjonalbudsjett - National budget

Natur - Nature

Nedlagt - Closed down

Nedoverbakke - Downhill

Nedslag - Landing

Negativ - Negative

Negler - Nails

Neglesprett - Frozen nails

Nei - No

Neie - To curtsey

Nesbyen - Village in Hallingdal

Neste dag - Next day

Nesten - Almost

NHO - Employers' Organization

Nikkers - Breeches

Nisse - A friendly Norwegian dwarf

Nisselue - Red woolly cap like a stocking

Noen - Somebody

Nordlys - Northern lights

Nordmarka - Large forest area near Oslo

Nordpolen - North Pole

Nordsjøen - North Sea

Norrøn - Nordic

Norskamerikaner - Norwegian American

NRK - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

NSB - Norwegian State Railways

NTB - Norwegian News Agency

"Nu har æ fløtta ut" - "I have moved out" (dialect)

Nye - New

Nyheitar - News (New Norwegian)

Nyheter - News

Nynorsk - The Norwegian language changed to New Norwegian

Nysgjerrig - Curious

Nysnø - Newly-fallen snow

Nytelse - Enjoyment

Nærhet - Nearness

Nærradio - Local radio

"Nå er det alvor" - "I have had enough"

OBOS - Social Democrats' housing system

OG LIGNENDE - Olympic games

Olje - Oil

Oljeinntekt - Income from oil

Omgang - Round

Omvalg - Re-run of the election

Oppblåste blære - Braggart

Oppdrett - Breeding

Oppganger - Stairs

Oppoverbakke - Uphill

Oppvask - Washing up

Ordbok - Dictionary

Ordliste - Glossary

Orsak - Excuse me (Dialect)

Oslo - Capital of Norway

Oslobåten - Danish name for theDANSKEBÅTEN

Oven - Above

Overalt - Everywhere

Overbringer - Bearer

Overflate - Surface

Overføringer - Transfers

Oversetter -Translator

Paradegate - Main street

Partibok - Book proving party membership

Partiformann - Party leader

Passer - Fits, suits

Peer - Ibsen's Peer Gynt

Peis - Open fireplace

Pen - Beautiful, pretty

Penger - Money

Pilk - Jig

Pinne - Stick

Pinnekjøtt - Salted and dried ribs of mutton cooked over birch twigs

Pipe - Chimney

Pledd - Blanket

Plog - Plough

Plukke - Pick

Plukking - Picking

Poesi - Poetry

Politiker - Politician

Politikk - Policy

Polka - Polka

Polkø - Queue for the State Wine & Spirits store

Potet - Potato

Potetferie - Potato-picking holiday

Pram - Flat-bottomed rowboat

Prins - Prince

Prinsesse - Princess

Prøysen - Alf Prøysen, Norwegian songwriter and singer

Pust - Breathe

Pølse - Hot dog

Pølseskinn - Sausage skin

Påske - Easter

Påskeøya - Easter Island

Radio - Radio

Rask - Swift, fast

Rast - Halt, rest

Rasteplass - Picnic area

Rauts - Lowing

Realiteter - Real life

Redd barna - Save the Children

Redd for - Afraid of

Rederstanden - The shipowners

Redningsskøyte - Rescue boat

Regn - Rain

Regnbueørret - Rainbow trout

Regulering - Regulating / teeth braces

Rein - Reindeer

Reise - Journey

Reke - Shrimp

Ren - Clean

Rente - Interest

Reodor Felgen - The Norwegian inventor

Resirkulering - Recirculating

Restskatt - Tax arrears

Rett - Right

Rigg - Rigging

Rim - Light frost

Rimi1000 - Norwegian Supermarket

Ringeklokke - Doorbell

Ro - Peace

Roa - Community north of Oslo

Robåt - Rowboat

Rompa - The bottom

Rompebak - Bottom

Rompeballe - Bottom

Rompetroll - Tadpole

Rose - Name of APRILL JHONNY's cat

Rosenborg - Soccer team from Trondheim

Rullestener - Rolling stones / big pebbles

Rulletekst - Rolling titles on a film

Rullings - Hand-rolled cigarette

Rundt - Round

Russ - Sixth former

Ruud - Name of a family of ski-jumpers

Ryggsekk - Rucksack

Ryktebørsen - Once an Oslo bar where journalists exchange rumours

Rødvin - Red wine

Rømme - Heavy sour cream

Rømmegraut - Sour cream porridge

Røros - Old mining town in the mountains

Røtter - Roots

Rå - Raw

Rådgiver - Adviser

Rått - Brutal / amazing

Saga - Norwegian history

Saka - The matter

Saks - Scissors

Sambygdinger - People living in the same country area

Samlet - Gathered

Sanasol - Substitute for tran

Sang - Song

Sau - Sheep

Sauebonde - Sheep farmer

Saueskinn - Sheepskin

Se & Hør - Gossipy Norwegian magazine

Se dumt ut - Look foolish

Seilskip - Sailing vessel

Seks - Six

Selbumønster - Pattern on knitware from Trøndelag

Selskap - Party

Selvangivelse - Tax return

Selvbilde - Self-image

Selvfølge -Matter of course

Selvtillit - Self-confidence

Semule - Semolina

Sent - Late

Sentralisering - Centralization

Seter - Mountain pasture

Sett - Seen

Sider - Sides / pages

Sigar - Cigar

Sikkerhetsnål - Safety pin

Sild - Herring

Sildefiske - Herring fishin

Sinna italiener - Angry Italian

Siste indre - Final innermost track in speedskating

Sitte - To sit down

Sjalu - Jealous

Sjark - Type of fishing boat

Sjarmør-etappe - Last lap of a relay race

Sjekkested - Place to pick up girls (or men)

Sjekte - Type of fishing boat

Sju - Seven

Sjørøverøya - The Treasure Island

Skamfullhet - Shame

Skammel - Footstool

Skare - The upper crust of snow

Skatt - Tax

Skattesnyteri - Tax evasion

Skavl - Snowdrift

Skiftenøkkel - Monkey wrench

Skigutta - The élite of men skiers

Skiheis - Ski lift

Skilsmisse - Divorce

Skjule - To hide

Sklibrett - Board to slide on

Sklie - Ice slide

Skog - Wood

Skoleavslutning - When the school breaks up for holidays

Skolekorps - School brass band

Skolevei - Way to school

Skolisse - Shoe lace

Skrapelodd - Gambling by scraping a card with a coin

Skrytepave - Braggart

Skråtobakk - Chewing tobacco

Skuddsikker - Bullet-proof

Skøyte - Skate / fishing smack

Skøytebane - Skating rink

Skøytesport - Speed skating

Skøyting - skating

Skånland - Hermod Skånland, former manager of Norway's National Bank

Sladre - To tell tales on / to gossip

Slag - Hit / kind

Slagstøvler - Boots

Sleiv - Ladle

Sletta - The out-run on the ski-jump

Slipestein - Grindstone

Slips - Tie

 Slipstvang - Rule that insists on men wearing a tie at certain restaurants

Sløydtimer - Woodwork lessons

Slåbrok - Dressing gown

Slått - Haymaking

Slåttonn - Season for haymaking

Smalahove - Dish consisting of a sheep's head

Smil - Smile

Smoking - Tuxedo, dinner jacket

Smug - Back alley

Smukka - The pretty girl

Smør - Butter

Smørbukk - Fat character from Norwegian fairytales

Små miljøer - Small sorroundings

Småbruk - Smallholding

Snill - Kind, nice

Snipp-snapp-snute - End of a fairytale

Snobbe ned - Reverse snobbery

Snorre - Writer of the Norwegian saga

Snurpenot - Purse seine, type of fishing net

Snø - Snow

Snøkant - Edge where snow is piled up

Sokk - Sock

Sol - Sun

Solnedgang - Sunset

Solo - The Norwegian Coke

Sologitar - Lead guitar

Soloppgang - Sunrise

Solstikk - Sunstroke

Sommer - Summer

Sommerforelskelse - Summer love

Sommerjobb - Summer work

Sommerlampe - Summer lamp (midnight sun)

Soria Moria - Famous castle on the horizon in Norwegian fairytales

Soss - Posh people

Soveposer - Sleeping bags

Spann - Pail

Sparebøsse - Moneybox

Sparke - Kick

Sparkstøtting - Chair sledge

Speil - Mirror

Spekeskinke - Smoked cured ham

Spelemannslag - Traditional Norwegian orchestra

Spennende - Exciting

Spill - Play / game

Spillegalskap - Gambling fever

Spiterstulen - Mountain lodge near Galhøpiggen

Splæsh - Sound from wet boots

Spor - Trace / thread

Sprengt i lufta - Blown into pieces

Språk - Language

Språkkurs - Language course

Sputnik - Russian rocket / Norwegian singer

Spøk - Joke

St.Hans - Midsummer Eve

Stabbur - Storehouse on short pillars

Stampe - To pawn

Statsminister - Prime Minister

Stav - Stick

Stavkirke - Stave church

Steika - The roast

Steingjerde - Stone wall

Steinrøys - Scree

Stemmefiske - Fishing for votes

Stemning - Atmosphere

Stev - Refrain from an old Norse poem

Sti - Path

Stikka - Traditional Norwegian coin game

Stil-longs - Long Johns

Stjerner - Stars

Stol - Chair

Stol-leken - Musical chairs

Stolt - Proud

Stoltenbergs - Family with many politicians

Stolts - The same family abbreviated

Store bord - Big table

Store gutta - Big boys

Store Studio - Norway's main radio studio in the 50's and 60's

Store verden - Rest of the world, except for Norway

Storebror - Big brother

Stortinget - Norwegian parliament

Stortingsvalg - Election for the Norwegian parliament

Strekninger - Distances

Strikk - Rubber band

Stue/Stua - Sitting room

Støl - Muscle-bound / mountain pasture

Størrelse - Size

Sugerør - Drinking straw

Suppe - Soup

Sur - Surly, displeased

Sur nedbør - Acid rain

Surkål - Cabbage a la Norvégienne

Svaberg - Slope of naked rock

Svalbard - Spitsbergen

Svalgang - Rustic portico

Svarte penger - Black money

Svartedauen - The Black Death

Svenske - Swedish

Svett - Sweaty

Sylte - Boiled pig's trotters

Syltetøy - Jam

Syntetisk - Synthetic

Sysselsetting - Employment

Syttende - Seventeenth (of May) - Norway's national day

Syvmilsstøvler - Seven-league boots

Søkelys - Searchlight

Sølje - Filigree brooch

Søppelhaug - Pile of rubbish

Søppeltømmer - Refuse collector

Sørebø - Norwegian TV personality

Sørlandsby - Charming town on the south coast of Norway

Taburetter - Ministerial office / stool

Takke - To say thank you / griddle

Takskjegg - Eaves

Takten - Keeping step

Tang - Seaweed

Tanker - Thoughts

Tannlege - Dentist

Tante - Aunt

Teater - Theatre

Teatercafeen - Oslo's answer to Maxim's

Tekoindustri - Textile industry

Tekster - Texts

Telemarkski - skis for doing Telemark ski-ing

Temperatur - Temperature

Tempo - Old Norwegian motorbike

Tenker - A thinker

Terrasse - Terrace

Terreng - Terrain

Thon - Olav Thon, buildning investor, Norway's King Midas

Thoralf Engan - Norwegian ski-jumper from the early 60's

Tilstede - Present

Tine - Brand name for Norwegian dairy products

Ting og tang - This and that

Titusenmeter - 10,000 meters distance in speed skating

Tiurleik - Capercailzie mating game

Tivoli - Fun fair

Tiøre - Coin

Tjøme - Summer resort island south of Oslo

Toddy - Warm blackcurrant drink

To - Two

Tog - Train

Togforsinkelse - Train delay

Tomat - Tomato

Torbjørn Berntsen - Norway's Minister of the Environment

Torg - Open square in the city centre

Torsk - Cod

Torskehode - Cod head

Traktor - Tractor

Trampe takten - Stamping your feet to the rhythm

Tran - Cod-liver oil

Trangsynt - Narrow-mindedness

Tredje verden - Third world

Trehjulsykkel - Tricycle

Treholt - Arne Treholt

Trekkfugl - Migratory bird

Trekkspill - Accordion

Trikk - Tram

Troll - Figure from Norwegian fairytales

Trondheim - City in the middle of Norway

Troverdig - Reliable

Trygge hender - Safe hands

Trygghet - Safety

Tryllesett - Magic set

Tryvannstårnet - Oslo TV tower

Trøbbel - Trouble

Trønder - Person from Trøndelag

Tufs - Fool / off colour

Tullprat - Nonsense

Tun - Courtyard in a farm or country house

Tunnel - Tunnel

Tupp - Tip

Turisthytte - Tourist cabin

Turndress - Gym outfit

Tusser - Gnomes

TV2 - Norway 's second TV-channel

Tvist - Dispute

Tyske rente - German interest rate

Tyttebær - Mountain cranberry

Tøffeste - Toughest

Tøft - Tough

Tømmer - Timber

Tømmerhus - Log cabin

Tømmermenn - Hangover

Tørrfisk - Stockfish

Tålmodighet - Patience

Uansett - Anyway / no matter how

Ukjente - Unknown

Ullevålsæter - Cabin that is a destination for sporty Oslo skiers

Ulv - Wolf

Ulveskinnspels - Wolf fur

Underholdning - Entertainment

Underskudd - Deficit

Underverden - Underworld

Ungkar - Bachelor

Unnaluring - Shirking

Unnarenn - Landing slope on a ski-jump

Usikker - Insecure

Ustaoset - Station along the railway line from Oslo to Bergen

Utedass - Outside toilet

Uthus - Outhouse

Utmark - Outlying field

Utside - Outside

Utsikt - View

Uvær - Bad weather

Vadmel - Homespun

Vaffelrøre - Batter for waffles

Valdres - Rural area in the middle of Norway

Valgflesk - Election promise

Valgkamp - Election campaign

Vann - Water

Vannskille - Watershed

Varamann - Deputy

Varme - Heat

Varmtvann - Hot water

Vaskekone - Cleaning woman

Vedlegg - Appendix

Vegard - Vegard Ulvang, real Norwegian skier

Vegg - Wall

Vegårdshei - Rural area on the south coast of Norway

Veien - The road

Veikro - Café

Veiutbygging - Road development

Vekkeklokke - alarm clock

Vekslingsside - Change-over straight in speedskating

Velferdsstat -The welfare state

Velte - Overturn

Venn - Friend

Verden - World

Verdensmesterskap - World championship

Verktøy - Tools

Vest - Waistcoat

Vestlandet - Western part of Norway

Vestlandsfanden - Peculiar character from Vestlandet

Vettskremt - Scared to death

VG - One of Norway's tabloids

Vidda - The Norwegian mountain plateau

Viking - Early Norwegian

Vinje - Aasmund Olavsson Vinje. Most real Norwegian author ever

Vinke - Wave

Vinter - Winter

Virkelig - Real

Virkelighet - Reality

Voff - Bark - dogs' language

Vondt - Painful

Vott - Mitten

Vri åtter - Card game

Være norsk - Be from Norway

Vår - Spring

Vårslapphet - Spring lassitude

Zyden ( Syden ) - The south

"Æ sjøtte itj pæng" - "I have plenty of money" in Trøndelag dialect

Øsekar - Scoop

Øyne - Eyes

Åkle - Woven bedspread

Åre - Oar

Årestue - Early Norwegian archetypal house

Årstall - Year

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