“Jeg lærer Norsk, og jeg elsker det.” I am learning Norwegian and I love it.
Norway is a place I’d like to live in, for some time at least, and one of the places I’d like to visit. So I started watching some videos on YouTube about Norway. My interest was on the rise, and I decided to learn the language.
I installed Duolingo. It is a nice app for learning new languages. It is available on the web and as an app for smartphones. I also watch one or two videos on YouTube every day, and have followed some Norwegian vloggers and bloggers as well.
It’s been a few days and I’ve only learned a few words. It’d have been great if I could talk to someone as well. While I can understand a few words, when spoken slowly, I am not at all good at speaking any of them. But one step at a time, as there is a long way to go.
I am learning Bokmål (literally, Book Tongue), which is one of the two official written standards for the Norwegian language. The other one is Nynorsk (literally, New Norwegian).
Learning a new language in general is a good hobby to have, when taking a break from everyday stuff, I think. From my short experience, I can say that it is stimulating to the brain, it is fun, and it keeps boredom away.
What about you? And any tips you may have?