Lesson 6 - I Fantofthallen
Mystery of Fantoft - Learn Norwegian using Nynorsk
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1. Hei!

2. Hallo!

3. På flyplassen

4. På Bybanen

5. Ny student

6. I Fantofthallen
Lessons Text summary

7. Ein trist dag

8. Hybelen er ledig

9. Samtale med ein venn

10. På veg til Ikea

11. Ungar som leiker

12. Gåvekjøp

13. Invitasjon til fest

14. På fest

15. Per Spelmann

16. Oppdaginga

17. Mange spørsmål

18. På Bryggen

19. Familien min


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Lesson 6 - I Fantofthallen

I Fantofthallen

In The Fantoft Hall

In Fantofthallen

Norwegian uses compund words all the time. In English you would write «Fantoft» and «hall» in two different words, but in Norwegian they are written together into a single word.

Det er mange studentar i Fantofthallen.

There are many students in The Fantoft Hall.

There are lots of students in Fantofthallen.

Norwegian has three catagories of nouns: masculine, feminine and neuter. «Student» is masculine, and for masculine nouns you can make it plural by adding the ending «-ar».

Alle studentane søv.

All the students sleep.

All the students are sleeping.

English distinguishes between «he sleeps» and «he is sleeping.» In Nowegian however, these are the same, and are both translated into «han søv».

«Søv» is a verb in present tense. Verbs in present tense usually ends with an «r», but this does not apply to irregular verbs. We will study irregular verbs later in the course.

To make definate plurals of masculine nouns, you add the ending «-ane».

Men Maria er vaken.

But Maria is awake.

But Maria is awake.

Ein annan student er også vaken.

An other student is also awake.

An other student is also awake.

«Ein» is indefinate article for masculine nouns. It can mean both «a», «an» or «one».

Men han trur at ingen ser han.

But he thinks that no-one sees him.

But he thinks no-one is seeing him.

Studenten har ein kniv.

The student has a knife.

The student has a knife.

You can create definate, singular forms of a masculine noun by adding the ending «-en».

Han går ut av hallen.

He walks out of the hall.

He is walking out of the hall.

«Hall» is another masculine noun.

«Korfor?» tenker Maria.

«Why?» thinks Maria.

«Why?» Maria is thinking.

Remember that the order of the subject and the noun is swapped when another word comes first.

sovnar ho.

Then falls asleep she.

Then she is falling asleep.

ein student, studenten, studentar, studentane

a student, the student, students, the students

a student, the student, students, the students

This example shows how to apply the standard masculine conjugation, with the indefinate article, and the endings «-en», «-ar» and «-ane».

ein by, byen, byar, byane

a city, the city, cities, the cities

a city, the city, cities, the cities

Another standard masculine conjugation.