to every norwegian learner slash SKAM fan out there - Karin, a norwegian teacher on youtube, is doing a very interesting “SKAM’s norwegian explained” series in which she dissects some of the concepts / expressions / slang words used in the show. these videos give quite a bit more insight not only into norwegian language, but also culture.
each new video corresponds to an episode & she’s doing this chronologically, starting with S1. 3 episodes are already out - S1E1, S1E2 & S1E3.
her other videos are also very much worth watching, by the way, especially for pronunciation (she speaks standard østnorsk).
LHBT = LGBT Skeiv = Queer (the most commonly used umbrella term. literally “not straight”)
Lesbisk = Lesbian Lesbe = Lesbian (Informal, sometimes used negatively) Homo = Gay (please note that it’s not negatively loaded like in English) Homse = Gay (Informal, sometimes used negatively) Homofil = Homosexual Bi = Bi (pronounced like ‘Bee’) Bifil = Bisexual Biseksuell = Bisexual Transkjønnet = Transgender Interkjønn = Intersex Aseksuell = Asexual Cisperson = A cisgender person Ciskjønnet = Cisgender
Kjæreste = Boyfriend, Girlfriend, or Significant other (completely gender neutral)
Kjønn = Sex OR Gender (there is no seperate term for the two in Norwegian) Kjønnsidentitet = Gender identity Androgyn = Androgynous
(Å) Komme ut = (To) Come out
Likekjønnspar = Same gender couples Regnbueflagg = Rainbow flag
the skam dictionary: aka typical norwegian words and phrases
please note that some of these are in kebabnorsk !!
halla man - hey man
skjera? - wazzup?
hva skjera bagera? ingenting tingeling. er du tøff nassenøff? er du dum ole brum? - ( a norwegian saying from when we were kids ) what’s up bagera? nothing tinker bell. piglet are you tough? are whinnie the poo are you stupid?
dritt kult ! - really cool !
konge ( ass ) - good/awesome ( directly translated: king )
( this is a riddle ) her kommer ole brum, en liten bjørn i skogen. tralalala bom, der døde ole brum - here comes whinnie the pooh, a little bear in the woods. tralalala boom, and whinnie the pooh dies.
( in the tune of kaptein sabeltann ) kaptein sabeltann, er en gammel mann. med hatt og ståkk og briller, og rompa som driter vann ( honestly anything that rimes goes ) - captain sabertooth is an old man with hat, cane and glasses and a bum that poops water
liksom - like
seriøst? - seriously?
serr - shortening for seriously
er du serr? er du seriøs eller? ser du seriøs? - all ways of saying “are you serious?”
mekke - hook up
bug - snus ( it’s tobacco u place under ur lip and it’s huge in norway and sweden )
buge du? - du you use snus?
bomme - to borrow something ( mostly referred to with snus )
lattis - that’s funny ( but its another way to say laughter )
kødder - slang for joking
kødd ass - slang for joking
kødder du? - are you joking?
slutt å kødd da - stop joking around
walla - slang for i promise
kidza - slang for kids or teens
Schpaa - slang for good
Læp - slang for girl
Tært - slang for nice, pretty for example; pretty girl
kæse - beat up
sigg - slang for cigarettes
jalla - hurry or quick
uff da - damn
shit - shit
føkk - fuck
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