Spoken by: 4.7 million
Spoken in: Norway
Language family: Germanic

Norwegian, the official language of Norway, is spoken by approximately 5 million people, primarily in Norway. Closely related to Swedish and Danish. Derived from Old Norse. The two written forms are Norwegian Bokmål (literally "book language") and Norwegian Nynorsk (literally "new Norwegian").

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The Foreign Service Institute has classified Norwegian as a "World" language. It is estimated that learning Norwegian to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 24 weeks (600 class hours).[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Sublearning - Norwegian to English movie subtitle flash cards

Pimsleur offers a course in Norwegian.

Duolingo offers a course in Norwegian.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning;
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