As ex-pats, language acquisition is a major part of our lives.
- I have a new respect for immigrants and their struggles to complete simple, everyday tasks.
- I now totally get it: you CAN understand a lot of a language, while at the same time struggling to speak it.
- You can be highly educated, and yet feel incredibly dumb when you can’t even understand what a little child is saying to you.
- It is a huge blessing to live in a country where most people are fluent in English. It also makes language learning difficult.
- I find myself rehearsing phrases over and over when preparing to complete what was once a simple task (like making a deposit at the bank, or asking where something is located in a shop).
- Norwegians are incredibly kind and encouraging when they are enduring listening to our terrible grammar.
So in the spirit of language learning, I am starting another blog series. While I doubt I will be able to pull it off every single day, I thought it might be fun to share some Norwegian words from time to time. Sometimes it will simply be a word and its meaning. Other times I will share something that is related to a new experience or a regular part of life here.
So stayed tuned – be on the lookout for “NWotD” (Norwegian Word of the Day).