Norwegian style!

5 years in this beautiful country, 5 years living in a completely different culture, trying to integrate myself to this society… Norway or No way?

I read a very interesting book in May which title is The social guidebook to Norway by Julien S. Bourrelle: the funniest thing is that I was told to read it by a Brazilian friend of mine who lives in Germany, but as she has been in Norway for holidays, she bought it and since she knows I live here, she suggested for me to read it. To be honest it was the first time me hearing of such a book, even though I have been living in Norway for so long now, but anyway, I visited her and I read this book in half an hour!

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Big Challenge

Since I live here in Norway I met a lot of immigrants like me, that in time became friends… and who are in “the same boat” as me. With this expression I mean that we as immigrants had to integrate into the Norwegian society, we had to learn the Norwegian lifestyle, the system, the culinary culture, the traditions, the culture in general and of course the language: Norsk!

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What is typical?

Here I am today to write a short list of typical cultural factors of the countries whose languages I speak:

I am a curious person and I always try to discover and learn new things; I can tell you that lately I have taken the B2 level Norwegian exam and one of the most popular questions is “What is typical in Norway?“, so then I asked myself: “And what about Italy, Spain, Latin America, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, Portugal and Brazil?“. So I have been asking all my friends who belong to these cultures and I found out that (I chose the most important 5 typical things):

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Let´s have fun!!!

Why do we smile every time a foreigner tries to speak our native language?

We smile because his/her pronunciation sounds funny to us, or am I wrong?

But today I propose to you a few Italian tongue-twisters read by some foreigners who live in Oslo, because I would like you to listen to their different accents and underline the beauty of each. That means I laugh because every accent sounds incredible to me and I don´t laugh at them, to be clear ;D!

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