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