pronunciation course

Silent D

Sound /d/ can also sometimes be silent. You are going to learn some rules for when it is. You may note the rules down, but you don’t have to worry about remembering them all. The most important is to understand the pronunciation patterns in different words. Silent D Here are some examples of words with …

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Consonant D

In this lesson we are going to take a look at the consonant D. Consonant D To pronounce /d/ place your tongue against the upper teeth and use your voice to pronounce the sound: /d/. Note that in English the tip of the tongue presses against the tooth ridge, but when you pronounce it in Norwegian you have to press the tongue against the upper teeth. They …

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Consonant W

In this lesson we are going to take a look at the consonant W. Letter W makes the sound /v/. Written letter W is pronounced as /v/ in English “voice”. This letter is only found in names or loan words from other languages. Practice with these words: Whisky Wenche Wasabi Web Wok

Consonants M and N

In this lesson we are going to take a look at the consonants M and N. Consonant M Letter M makes the sound /m/. /m/ is pronounced like English /m/ in “mine”. Listen and practice with these words: Melk (milk) Mamma (mother) Museum (museum) Komme (to come) Men (but) Consonant N Letter N makes the sound /n/. /n/ is pronounced similarly to the English /n/ in “nine”, only you move …

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Consonants F and V

In this lesson we are going to take a look at the consonants F and V. Consonant F Letter F makes the sound /f/. Norwegian /f/ is also a voiceless sound and is pronounced very much like English /f/ in “find”. Listen and repeat to practice: Fin (nice) Fem (five) Fobi (phobia) Gaffel (fork) Få (few) Consonant V Letter V makes the sound /v/. /v/ is pronounced similarly to English …

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Consonants B and P

In this lesson we are going to learn the consonant B and P. Consonant B Letter B makes the sound /b/. /b/ in Norwegian is pronounced like English /b/ in “blue”. /b/ is a voiced consonant. This means we have to use our vocal cords to pronounce the sound. Note! When /b/ is last in …

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Norwegian Alphabet

The Norwegian alphabet Hello ! Welcome to your first lesson. In this lesson, we are going to learn the Norwegian alphabet. The Norwegian alphabet consists of 29 letters: 9 vowels and 20 consonants. Vowels are letters such as a, e, i, o. Consonants are letters such as f, m, n, p, k. Now, we are …

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