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Hei, jeg heter Nora. Hi everybody! I’m Nora.
Welcome to NorwegianClass101.com’s “Norsk på 3 minutter”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Norwegian.
In the last lesson, we learned how to introduce ourselves in Norwegian. In this lesson we’re going to learn how to use good manners as we thank people.
Er dere klare? Are you ready? La oss begynne, so let’s start!
There are several ways to thank someone, let’s start with the easiest. It is just one word-
[slowly] Takk.
Takk means “thank you”.
When saying “thank you very much” you just need to add tusen at the beginning.
Tusen takk.
[slowly] Tusen takk.
Tusen means “thousand”. So Tusen takk is like saying “A thousand thanks”
During the last lesson we didn’t really mention anything about formality in speech in Norwegian. However there are some subtle differences in how you will be perceived by others. Takk is the casual way to thank someone, tusen takk expresses more gratitude and is thus more formal.
A longer and more formal phrase, which expresses a lot of gratitude, would be...
Tusen takk, så hyggelig av deg.
Here we have just added så hyggelig av deg, which means “how nice of you”!
[slowly] Tusen takk, så hyggelig av deg.
But how do you answer these expressions of gratitude? It’s easy! There are basically two different ways to do it!
The first is...
[slowly] Velbekomme.
Velbekomme literally means “you are welcome”;
The other way to say “you are welcome” is the expression...
Bare hyggelig
[slowly] Bare hyggelig.
Literally, this phrase means "It’s my pleasure” or "With pleasure,” but it is the most common and polite way to respond to someone thanking you.
So when someone is saying takk to you, we can simply reply with...
Velbekomme or Bare hyggelig.
Now it’s time for Nora’s Insights.
If you’re not sure about whether to use Takk or Tusen takk, keeping it simple is always your safest bet. You don’t have to worry about formal or informal situations; Takk can be used with just about anyone, anywhere, and at any time!
Do you know what Sees means? In our next lesson you’ll learn this and other greetings in Norwegian!
Takk og sees neste gang!


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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Hi listeners! Let's practice how to thank people in Norwegian!

Friday at 6:34 am
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Tussen takk, så hyggelig av deg.

Friday at 12:13 am
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Hi Jim

Thanks for postin!

We're glad you're enjoying the lessons:thumbsup:

In case you have any questions, please let us know.


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Thursday at 9:45 pm
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Great lessons. Nora is a wonderful teacher. Very easy to understand. She makes learning very enjoyable.

Thursday at 3:23 pm
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Hei Abdijabaar!

Thank you for posting! I am glad you decided to start studying with us! :thumbsup: Velkommen!

Please let us know if you have any questions! We will try to help you as much as possible!


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Tuesday at 5:24 am
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:wink: That is good job, today is my first day I started learning Norwegian. This website will be my first friend. Thank you.

Wednesday at 4:08 pm
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Hei, Paul!

Hyggelig å møte deg òg! Velkommen!

Per dags dato lærer vi bort kun bokmål, men vi har utvikla en nynorsk survival phrases-serie som slippes ut snart.

Currently, we only teach Bokmål, but we've developed a Nynorsk Survival Phrases series which will be released soon.

Til tross for at jeg skriver på bokmål her, er jeg en nynorskbruker til vanlig, så dersom du har nynorsk--relaterte spørsmål, er det bare å stille dem :)

Despite writing in Bokmål here, I usually use Nynorsk, so if you have Nynorsk-related questions, feel free to ask them :)


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Paul hicklestein
Wednesday at 10:21 am
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Wow this is so much easier Then sweedish! Jeg føles nesten at jeg kan bare prate så mye norsk jeg bare vill. Hei jeg heter paul! Hyggelig å møte deg. Men lærer dere både bokmål og nynorsk?

Saturday at 1:08 am
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Bare hyggelig, Matthew!

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Friday at 6:08 am
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Another question, do you mind if I spend a long time on this site? (Because I study for a long time.)

And will you kick me off this site if I'm on it for awhile?

Friday at 5:58 am
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Tusen takk!