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INTRODUCTION
Maryssa: Different Ways of Saying Hello
Maryssa: Hi everyone, and welcome back to NorwegianClass101.com. I'm Maryssa.
Patrick: And I'm Patrick!
Maryssa: This is Must-Know Norwegian Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 1. In this lesson you'll learn different ways of saying hello.
Maryssa: Sometimes young people don't use the standard "hi" or "hello." Instead, consider using one of these alternatives.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Maryssa: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Patrick: heisann
Patrick: hallais
Patrick: halloen
Patrick: halla
Maryssa: Patrick, what's our first expression?
Patrick: heisann
Maryssa: literally meaning "hello, hey," and when it's used as a slang expression, it means the same.
Patrick: [SLOW] heisann [NORMAL] heisann
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Patrick: heisann
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you want to say a universal informal way of saying hello.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Patrick: [NORMAL] Heisann du! [SLOW] Heisann du!
Maryssa: "Hey you!"
Patrick: [NORMAL] Heisann du!
Maryssa: Okay, what's the next expression?
Patrick: hallais
Maryssa: literally meaning "hello or hey," and when it's used as a slang expression, it means the same.
Patrick: [SLOW] hallais [NORMAL] hallais
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Patrick: hallais
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you want to casually greet your friends. This is more common to hear from young men.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Patrick: [NORMAL] Hallais, lenge siden! [SLOW] Hallais, lenge siden!
Maryssa: "Hello, long time, no see!"
Patrick: [NORMAL] Hallais, lenge siden!
Maryssa: Okay, what's our next expression?
Patrick: halloen
Maryssa: literally meaning "hello or hey," and when it's used as a slang expression, it means the same.
Patrick: [SLOW] halloen [NORMAL] halloen
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Patrick: halloen
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you greet someone informally. This is an expression from the West Coast, but adopted by people everywhere.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Patrick: [NORMAL] Halloen, sjef! [SLOW] Halloen, sjef!
Maryssa: "Hey, boss!"
Patrick: [NORMAL] Halloen, sjef!
Maryssa: Okay, what's the last expression?
Patrick: halla
Maryssa: literally meaning "hello or hey," and when it's used as a slang expression, it means the same.
Patrick: [SLOW] halla [NORMAL] halla
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Patrick: halla
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when greeting your friends. It’s used everywhere, but it’s a little more common in eastern Norway.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Patrick: [NORMAL] Halla, er du hjemme? [SLOW] Halla, er du hjemme?
Maryssa: "Hello, are you home?"
Patrick: [NORMAL] Halla, er du hjemme?
QUIZ
Maryssa: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Maryssa: You meet your neighbor from Stavanger at the grocery store.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Patrick: hallais
Maryssa: "hello"
Maryssa: When you walk into your office in the morning, you run into your colleague.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Patrick: heisann
Maryssa: "hello"
Maryssa: Your phone rings, and when you pick up, you hear that it’s your best friend.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Patrick: halla
Maryssa: "hello"
Maryssa: While out enjoying a meal at a restaurant, a friend comes over to your table to greet you.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Patrick: halloen
Maryssa: "hello"

Outro

Maryssa: There you have it; you have mastered four Norwegian Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at NorwegianClass101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Patrick: Ha det bra!

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