Norwegian Phrase Book and Audio CD
Brand New : 1 CDs and Phrase Book
The Berlitz Norwegian Phrase Book & CD provides the many up-to-date, relevant content in both print and sound formats to aid any traveler build a standard Norwegian vocabulary. The completely revised and redesigned Phrase Book contains hundreds of beneficial travel-related words - from suggesting hi to creating a hotel reservation to buying - and the user-friendly book is color-coded to offer simple navigation between sections. Additionally included are useful, full-color photographs, a comprehensive menu reader, and an English-Norwegian dictionary.
The accompanying sound CD is narrated by a native speaker utilizing a listen-and-repeat approach that assists you get and retain modern vocabulary. Whether traveling abroad for company or pleasure, the hundreds of travel-related expressions and the advantageous, compact structure create the Berlitz Norwegian Phrase Book & CD a suitcase imperative.
# Over 8,000 words and words for every situation
# More than an hr of sound content, narrated by a native speaker
# Updated sections on technologies, specialized requires, company and more
# Compatible with your iPod or MP3 devices
About the Norwegian Language
Norwegian (norsk) is a North Germanic code spoken basically in Norway, where it is actually an official code. Together with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian types a continuum of almost mutually intelligible surrounding and territorial variants. These continental Scandinavian languages together with all the insular languages Faroese, Icelandic, and also some extinct languages, constitute the North Germanic languages (also known as Scandinavian languages). Faroese and Icelandic are no longer mutually intelligible with Norwegian in their spoken shape, because continental Scandinavian has diverged from them.
As established by law and governmental plan, there are 2 official types of created Norwegian — Bokmål (virtually "book language") and Nynorsk (virtually "modern Norwegian"). The Norwegian Language Council recommends the terms "Norwegian Bokmål" and "Norwegian Nynorsk" in English.
There is not any officially sanctioned standard of spoken Norwegian, but the sociolect of the urban upper and center class in East Norway, upon which Bokmål is generally based, is the shape usually taught to foreign pupils. This thus called Standard Østnorsk (Standard East Norwegian) is considered a de facto spoken standard for Bokmål.
From the 16th to the 19th decades, Danish was the standard created code of Norway. As a outcome, the development of contemporary created Norwegian has been topic to strong controversy connected to nationalism, rural vs urban discourse, and Norway's literary history. Historically, Bokmål is a Norwegianized range of Danish, while Nynorsk is a code shape based on Norwegian dialects and puristic opposition to Danish. The today abandoned official plan to merge Bokmål and Nynorsk into 1 popular code called Samnorsk through a series of spelling reforms has built a broad spectrum of types of both Bokmål and Nynorsk. The unofficial shape termed as Riksmål is considered more conservative than Bokmål, and the unofficial Høgnorsk more conservative than Nynorsk.
Norwegians are educated in both Bokmål and Nynorsk. A 2005 poll indicates that 86.3% utilize basically Bokmål as their daily created code, 5.5% employ both Bokmål and Nynorsk, and 7.5% utilize mainly Nynorsk. So just 13% are frequently composing Nynorsk, although most speak dialects that resemble Nynorsk more carefully than Bokmål. Broadly talking, Bokmål and Riksmål are more commonly watched in urban and suburban areas; Nynorsk is enjoyed in rural regions, especially in Western Norway. The Norwegian broadcasting corporation (NRK) broadcasts in both Bokmål and Nynorsk, and all governmental agencies are necessary to help both created languages. Bokmål is employed in 92% of all created magazines, Nynorsk in 8% (2000). In spite of concern that Norwegian dialects would eventually provide method to a widespread, spoken, Norwegian code close to Bokmål, dialects find extensive help in regional conditions, prevalent opinion, and public plan.
Norwegian is regarded as the functioning languages of the Nordic Council. Under the Nordic Language Convention, residents of the Nordic nations talking Norwegian have the chance to employ their native code when interacting with official bodies in additional Nordic nations without being liable to any interpretation or translation fees.