norwegian! sorry

Comments from Skam’s official website under some of the clips in season 3.

okay i found this kinda funny. since we’re in the beginning of a new season and we speculate on what’s gonna happen next, i went back to read the comments on some of the early clips on season 3 and thought i’d translate some. (if you don’t bother to read the long comments i’ve bolded the best part.) btw my absolute fav is X’s comment on the Ikke vær frekk clip omfggg

CLIP 3 EPISODE 1: Går ned på chicks:

hvor er først? (where is first?) wrote:
Sana and Eva seems hostile? Wonder what Isak used his rent on. Why doesn’t Jonas try to get an entry pass to try and look, (for the weed at eva’s) since Isak is met with an icefront. The season opens with so many questions that i’m going insane. Anyone else got the impression that Eskild was keen on Isak, but Isak wasn’t on Eskild?

Mari wrote:
handsome guy Isak spotted!!!

Ole Brum wrote:
I think Isak is actually not gay

gjesp wrote:
hope it doesn’t get this boring the whole season

Selima wrote:
OMG ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Noen (somebody) wrote:
Isak looked at a boy. HE’S IN LOVE OMG.

randomhoe wrote:
bruh, Isak is booooooring, this whole season is gonna be boring, think about it. William quit and now “ISAK” that little cute guy has the main role?

CLIP 4 EPISODE 1: Kose-gruppa:

Evak 4 life wrote:
I bet that Isak and Even are gonna get together, I ship them, Evak (heartemoji). But I swear if Even is using Isak to get to Vilde then I swear I’ll be really mad. They are so cute together.

Mari wrote:
what was the deal with the paper towels Even took?

Kjedelig bruuuh? (boring bruuuh?) wrote:
I honestly think season 3 has been boring, I miss Noora and William.

CLIP 5 EPISODE 2: Grindr:

Hei wrote:
Now I think some of these comments are being too negative. This season is probably gonna be just as good or even better than season 1 and 2.

Zwup wrote:
Isak is bi and unsure, he’s curious about boys.

Anna wrote:
am I the only one who deep inside hopes Isak and Emma are gonna end up together?

Cath wrote:
I think it’s building up to that Isak is gonna believe/think/hope Even is gay, with support from Eskild’s comment on blowjob. And then Isak dare to either fall in love or hit on Even. Then he’ll be rejected and hurt and it’ll be stress and drama, cause Even isn’t gay. The moral to Andem must be to show that no hints can show who a person truly are, and through Isak we’ll learn this. I think Even and Emma are gonna fall for each other, and Isak will get a real downfall before he falls for another boy.

slitsomt wrote:
(some stuff about how boring it was that people loved Noora and William the instant they talked, and doesn’t like that people did the same with Isak and Even and) I rather hope that Isak “thinks” he likes Even and that Eskild supports Isak both against his christian parents and so on, and in the end they’ll fall in love because Eskild was always there for Isak. If Even and Isak ends up together it’ll be to obvious.

Snopet wrote:
I think Eskild and Isak will end up a couple. In the end Noora probably comes home from London and it’s over between her and William.

vet ikke (don’t know) wrote:
is Isak gay? or does he like girls?

Nila wrote:
the show sets up to that Isak is gonna come out of the closet, but I guess Julie Andem is gonna fool us all in the end. He’s not gay after all.


lille my wrote:
I think they are charging up to season 4 already, sana <3<3

H wrote:
already better than season 2, feels good to finally have the real Skam back on after the Sahara of dry excitement last season.

UREALISTISK (unrealistic) wrote:
who the FUCK is dumb enough to take it (the weed) with them to school? not sana at least. Skam seriously?

Even er ikke intr (Even is not interested) wrote:
I think Even seems slick…. I’m sure he’s just gonna get Isak in trouble… and IT’S NOT gonna be Isak and Even.. Even seems obviously interested in girls,,, the way he looks at them and dig. It looks like he’s more interested in Vilde, nobody has noticed or commented on this? (and that thing about that somebody is gonna die.. Skam is going to a new level.. GOOD episode!)

Isak, Emma, Even :) wrote:
anyone else who thinks Isak should go down on chicks? maybe Emma?

CLIP 7 EPISODE 2: Ikke vær frekk:

X wrote:
This is starting to look more and more like Twilight. The stare between Isak and Even. Even’s hairstyle. The music that is being used. And even tho Even’s stare lasted to long I have to say that the director is getting some “inspiration” from the Twilight-movies. It’s like they met at the writers table and said “what if Twilight was about two boys instead of a boy and a girl?”. because Even is almost pale enough to play a metrosexual vampire.

lol wrote:
I thought season 3 was gonna be shit actually. but it’s alot better than before tbh XD

M wrote:
if Skam keeps this up Baz Luhrmann is gonna be able to sue NRK for copyright infringement. Fair enough with some Romeo and Juliet references but yeez, calm down.

Stop getting angry at Julie.

Have faith in her for crying out loud. The clip was not sexist… it’s trying to show us that despite the fact we thought the girl group was strong, from SANA’S POV there are problems and sometimes there’s drama and fighting.

Also, those girls assuming the fight was because of evak being gay and the boys being Muslim is Islamaphobic… you’re right. BUT JULIE IS TRYING TO SHOW HOW OFTEN MUSLIMS ARE DEMONISED FOR NO REASON AND HOW DAMAGING STEREOTYPES CAN BE!

Seriously guys, calm down and stop throwing accusations at Julie. She hasn’t failed us before and she won’t now, she’s trying to show us how deep racism and problems like this can run in everyday life. The issues with the girl squad haven’t just suddenly come about, they have always been there (especially from Vilde) and we’re only now seeing it clearly because only Sana sees the true nature of the group.


anonymous asked:

Isak eats really unhealthy! While his friends are all eating sandwiches at school he'll eat a bun or a Norwegian waffle. Like boy should not be living by himself, lol. I'm glad even makes him eggs for breakfast. And I wonder if even is good at cooking in general. At least he seems to be taking charge in the kitchen so far. I have a feeling Isak is the kind to just grab a handful of cereal out of the box before

FO’ REAL!! I doubt Isak has had a balanced meal since he ran away from home! And he may very well grab cereal from the box, assuming he has any at home, either way he’s probably forgotten to buy milk.

Even is definitely more interested in cooking than Isak, and given that he has some seasoning tricks to make the food taste better, I imagine he has some culinary talents as well. Isak however, I doubt could cook to save his own life! At least this is what empiric data tells me…

Because of course me being the weirdo I am, I’m physically incapable of speculating about stuff like this without researching and getting all the facts™ first, so I’ve gone through all the times (that I could remember) we’ve seen Isak eating and compiled some data.

In the words of Isak: NU KÖR VI~

We don’t really know anything about Isak’s eating habits at home (in S1). And aside from Even, the only one who’s made food for Isak is Eva. When they were at Jonas’ cabin she made them pasta and tomato sauce

She also treated him to a coffee at one point (not food but still!).

I didn’t remember seeing Isak eat anything in particular in S2, so let’s skip onto S3….

First time we see Isak eating in S3, is the bun you mentioned. We see him tearing the raisin out of the bun, which tells me this is one of those semi-sweet raisin buns. They are delicious but not exactly healthy. (somewhat related: after close inspection I’m 95% sure these are raisin buns with CARDAMOM ❤︎).

Next time we see him eating it’s the cheese toast with ALL THE SPICES and ketchup that Even made him. Not exactly balanced food, but alright for a midday snack imo?

Unfortunately I doubt Isak finished it… when their datehangout got interrupted by guests, you see Isak look down dejectedly at his toasts and tap his thumb against his leg. :( Once Sonja is introduced I imagine Isak made himself scarce.

When Even spends the weekend at Isak’s after Halloween, they must have eaten something. The flatmates didn’t see either of them until Sunday, supposedly, but the mug Even puts ash in suggests to me that Isak probably sneaked out and made them sandwiches & cocoa or smth (that or the mug was already in his room… but one entire day, they’d have to eat) at some point.

Isak isn’t really great at getting breakfast either. That Sunday he literally opens the door, gets asked about Even by Noora and Eskild, and then closes the door again. Wonder how long it took for him to dare venture out… boy must have been starving!

After the painful ‘breakup’ when Isak wasn’t sleeping well, I can’t imagine he was eating so great either. Especially not if you consider the sad sad toast he got from the canteen. One toast with only cheese, it seriously looks just as tired as Isak does!

Of all the foods Isak has bought, the kebab he ate with Jonas is definitely among the healthiest. I imagine he spends most of his allowance/the money his dad sends on snapbacks (he can’t have borrowed all of them!), beer and eating fast food.

Luckily, if it’s down to Even Isak gets to eat a sturdy breakfast. And that’s good considering how Isak hardly seems to be able to get himself breakfast at the flat. (does he even have any food there?) I imagine that Even realized this when he stayed over the previous time, and simply decided to take matters into his own hands, with a little help from the Noora (and Eskild), making Isak scrambled eggs after staying over the second time.

Isak doesn’t join the guys for pizza… but on Friday, Isak waits for Even at the KB. I only saw a coffee cup though, so who knows if he had anything to eat there? Once again Even makes sure they get some food, ordering burgers and champagne (and what looks like cakes? fancy smørbrød?) at the hotel. Isak doesn’t exactly lack appetite at that point ;)

We don’t know what or how he ate the days after… but on Tuesday, we’re back to Isak’s classic diet. He gets a waffle. The guy doesn’t even put jam or anything tasty on it (except whipped cream?). idk what is up with Nissen’s canteen, but stuff looks plain af. (I feel for norwegianall kids who are forced to pay for or bring their own school lunches….)

Now last food Isak prepared (as I am writing this) was a ready-made frozen Grandiosa pizza, which can hardly be considered cooking. And it wasn’t even his (he doesn’t have any food at the flat does he…).

In conclusion (TL;DR):

I doubt Isak knows how to cook. I’m CERTAIN he maintains a horribly unhealthy diet ever since he ran away from home. And I’m hoping that Even’s cooking skills extend beyond breakfast and sandwiches, but honestly I’m fairly certain it does? Even seems comfortable enough in a kitchen to figure it out and make them some healthy food. So with Even in his life…

Hallelujah Isak is saved!!


so apparently Frozen’s studio team went to Norway and parts of the film were based of of it. Also Norwegian, Just Yes.  

new head canon that Tord watches movies in Norwegian when everyone’s in bed

Tom: Oi, Commie, what are you doing watching T.V this late at night?-

WTF you’re actually watching Frozen!?

Tord: yep.

Tom: Is it in a different language??? where are the subtitles??

Tord: it’s in Norwegian.

Tom: !…

(internally: …Norwegians actually pretty nice,,)

au where even is a concert pianist and isak busks with his ukulele for extra money. one day even sees isak playing and drops way too much money in his ukulele case so isak chases him down the street to tell him he’s made a mistake. even just says to use it to pay for their first date and winks and gives isak a piece of paper with his number on it.

Here’s a quick and short little guide to the “basic” pronunciations of the Norwegian letters (keep in mind that there are always exceptions, and the letters could be pronounced differently in certain words, but for the most part, this is what they should sound like in bokmål – this should cover a fair bit (I hope) though it’s far from perfect (some sounds aren’t even in the English language, so the examples aren’t… the best….//sweats), but I’ll try to make a video for you guys one day instead.)

A - Pronounced like the (posh) British “a” in the word “bath”. The British, not the American!

B - Pronounced similar to the English “b”.

C - Very rare. You’ll hardly ever see this letter in Norwegian – the only word I can think of right now is the loanword “cello”, in which it’s pronounced p. much like the English version of the word.

D -  Pronounced similar to the English “d”.

E - Now this one can be hard, especially for native English-speakers. Technically it has 2 “main pronunciations”, one which you’ll find in words like the name “Erik” or “Even”, and the other which you’ll find in words like “eple” (apple) or “engel” (angel). The first one is pronounced like the “a” in “air” , while the second one is pronounced more like the “e” in “red”.

F - Pronounced similar to the English “f”.

G -  Usually pronounced like the “g” in “get”, but silent if it’s part of a “-lig” or “-ig”-ending ( “hemmelig” is pronounced like “hemmeli”), and silent when placed before a “j” (”gjennom” is pronounced like “yennom”)

H -  Pronounced similar to the English “h”, but silent when placed before a consonant like “v” or “j” (”hjerte” is pronounced like “yerte”)

I - Pronounced like the “ee” in “bee”.

J - As you may have noticed so far, “j” is usually pronounced like the English “y”

K - Pronounced similar to the English “k”.

L - Pronounced similar to the English “l”.

M -  Pronounced similar to the English “m”.

N -  Pronounced similar to the English “n”.

O -  Another letter with 2 “main pronunciations”. One being found in words such as “rogn” and “ovn”, while the other can be found in words like “sol” and “rose”. The first one sounds similar to the English “o” in “more”, the second sounds similar to the “oo” in “moo” (think of a very deep “moo”-sound, lmao, honestly this is the closest example I could find in English atm)

P - Pronounced similar to the English “p”.

Q - Very rare. Only word I can think of right now is the loanword “quiz”, again pronounced pretty much like the English version of the word.

R - A rolling r (it’s technically a so-called “tap”, but it would be easier for you to just think of it as a rolling r), like the “r” in a Scottish dialect.

S - Pronounced similar to the English “s”.

T - Pronounced similar to the English “t”, however it’s usually silent if it’s a suffix (aka. at the end) of a definite+neuter noun ( “fjellet” is pronounced “fyelle”)

U - Pronounced similar to the “ue” in the British word “blue

V -  Pronounced slightly softer than the English “v”, somewhere between the English “w” and “v”

W - Very rare, usually only seen in certain names such as “William”, where it’s usually pronounced like the Norwegian “v”

X - Very rare, only word I can think of right now is the loanword “boxer”, pronounced similar to the “x” in the English version of the word.

Y - Pronounced similar to the English “y” in “finally

Z - Very rare, you can find it in the word “zebra”, but it’s usally written “sebra” and pronounced like a normal “s”

Æ - Pronounced similar to the “a” in the English word “bad”

Ø - Pronounced similar to the “u” in the English word “hurt”

Å - Pronounced similar to the “o” in the English word “lord”

okay but you realize that Even wanted to wait to film the little message at the end on Isak’s birthday, like, they’re wearing the exact same clothes from the clip. just think of them getting breakfast together before Isak’s classes, and he walks Isak to school, and then sits on that bench editing that last part from the cafe in, and texting Isak like “okay i made you a video it’s on youtube” and then expecting Isak to have found it like an hour later, omg i love him so much jesus

reiraxears  asked:

Hei! first of all, thanks for being so nice and helping with the language. Aaand in my norskkurs we are studying time and it is low key driving me crazy. not because its hard, but because is so diferent then in my language (it is not english) if u could tell me the basics, it ill be nice, like when u say its 6:30 u would say its halv 7 ? kinda the same with 6:15? oh my im confused.

Heeey there, buddy!! <3

To be honest, I never really realized how complicated telling time could be in Norwegian (compared to English, that is) – at least not until I started studying other languages, got to the time-portion of said languages, and thought "ha ha….wait, that’s it?”. 

SO!!!!! !(•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑ Without further ado, it would be my pleasure to try to give you a quick, short, and somewhat simplified overview:

Telling Time in Norwegian 101

Hva er klokka? - What time is it? (lit. “What is the clock?”)

Klokka er… - It’s … (lit. “The clock is…”)

- To

Over - Past

Halv - Half


Time || Norwegian - (”Literal translation”)
**Norway uses the 24-hour clock/military time


16:00 || Fire - (”Four”)

16:05 || Fem over fire - (”Five past four”)

16:10 || Ti over fire - (”Ten past four”)

16:15 || Kvart over fire - (”Quarter past four”)

16:20 || Ti på halv fem - (”Ten to half five”)

16:25 || Fem på halv fem - (”Five to half five”)

16:30 || Halv fem - (”Half five”)

16:35 || Fem over halv fem - (”Five past half five”)

16:40 || Ti over halv fem - (”Ten past half five”)

16:45 || Kvart på fem - (”Quarter to five”)

16:50 || Ti på fem - (”Ten to five”)

16:55 || Fem på fem - (”Five to five”)


*I think a lot of people find it confusing that we refer to “16:30″ as half five and not half (past) four, but try to think of it as “halfway to five” instead.

*You can also say “seksten tretti” (”sixteen thirty”) instead of “halv fem”, or “seksten førtifem” (”sixteen forty-five”) instead of “kvart på fem”, though I find it’s more common to say “kvart på fem”. 


Alright, I thiiink that should cover the basics!! c: If you have any questions, feel free to send another ask!! <3

day 5 of my norwegian obsession

i made a notebook. 

i conveniently forget that i have four other target languages.

i found this bomb-ass album called “riv i hjertet” by sondre justad.

duolingo is being done. 

i keep watching magnus carlsen videos. i don’t even play chess. i am running out of videos with english subtitles. oh well. looks like i’m forced to learn norwegian.

i have a chinese quiz due today. i leave for china in 16 days. sounds like the perfect time to study norwegian. 

anonymous asked:

i'm really curious about what defines west side boys and the other ones?? are west side boys just white boys lol? teach me these norwegian things please


sorry this is a bit late! 

vestkantgutt does not mean white boy! i saw that one of the translations for det beste fra islam says that, and i get the reasoning behind it, but it’s not really accurate. “west side boys” refer to guys from the west end of oslo!

oslo is in many ways split into two parts, the east end and the west end. this wikipedia article actually explains it quite well! short story: the east side of oslo was the working class part of the town, whereas the west side has always been the home for the upper classes. after immigration to norway “took off” most non-western immigrants have also typically lived in the east side neighbourhoods. this divide has existed for over 100 years at least and the differences are huge for norway (that is to say, small compared to almost every other major city, but oslo west have some of the best living conditions in the country whereas oslo east have some of the worst.. but the difference between the best and the worst in norway is relatively small). 

hartvig nissen school is definitely in the west side of oslo, and i see a lot of articles about skam that claim that the show is only about rich kids from the west side of oslo. but when we look at the schools they went to before nissen (which is decided by where they live, whereas nissen you apply with your grades from lower secondary), eva, isak, jonas, ingrid, sara, even, mahdi and magnus are all from schools in the parts of oslo that are considered east side/working class (not to say that those parts of oslo can’t be expensive..). while sana, chris, vilde, p-chris and william are from schools in the west side. so technically elias would be a west side boy even though he is not white, and isak and magnus e.g. would not be west side boys, even though they are white. 

but when we talk about “west side boys”, or vestkantgutter, it usually probably means white rich boys. that is the stereotype. so like the penetrators. noora made fun of william for being a west side cliché once in one of my fave texts between them: 

W: What does the east side look like? 

N: Don’t know. I live in the city centre.

W: What’s the difference? 

N: You’re such a west side cliché

W: But seriously, do you have water and electricity? 

N: Lol

anonymous asked:

Hi! Can I ask you how does school work in Norway and what's "Russ" and all that stuff? Never heard of it before Skam 🙈 (I'm Italian)

 yoda-bor said: Hi I began The first season yesterday and they are talking about school note but i don’t understand if 3, 4, 5 are good or not. Could you explain me please ?
Anonymous said: Can you explain the school system in Norway? Is this the equivalent to high school in the US? I’m a little confused since isak and his friends are year 2 but are 17. Thanks!
Anonymous said: Hello :) can you please explain me the “russ bus” thing? thank you

So, this is going to be quite long haha. And super general because there’s a lot. So feel free to ask more specific questions if this didn’t quite answer all you wanted to know! :))

So in Norway we start kindergarten at the age of 1-5. Then at the age of six we start Primary School - consisting of 1st-7th grade (ages 6-13). Following Primary School is Lower Secondary School - grade 8-10 (ages 13-16). Grades 1-10 are compulsory. 
Next is Upper Secondary School (Skam students!) - this is year 11-13 (ages 16-19). In USS we can choose to apply to a variety of studies within both general studies and vocational studies. After that there’s Higher Education (University and College) where we get our bachelor’s and master’s degrees (ages whatever). A bachelor is 3 years, a master is 2 - but there are varieties. You can also just study certain subjects, or apply for one year only (only apply for certain classes/subjects). Etc., etc., etc, you know? haha

I’m not quite sure what you mean by school note, but I’m thinking grades maybe? If so we give grades counting from 6-1 in Lower and Upper Secondary School, and from A-F in Higher Education. Roughly, 1 = F, 2 = E, 3 = D, 4 = C, 5 = B and 6 = A.

Now, here’s the interesting part haha. This is a weird tradition and it seems Norwegians can’t really decide whether we love or hate it. In their last year of USS students celebrate their final year of school. The celebration officially starts around early-mid April (this is when the Russ clothes are put on and Russ cars/buss can be driven, etc.) and last until May 17th (Norway’s Constitutional Day), though some activities/planning start years before for some people haha. On May 17th the Russ participate in the parades all across the country. From April until May there are a lot of parties and other activities, almost non-stop lol.

As Russ you’ll wear overalls (or coveralls haha), most have these in red or blue, but they come in other colors as well (the color depends on what studies you are attending in USS - some places it’s what school you go to). 

Some people (not all) have a Russ-vans or a Russ-bus. People spend a ridiculous amount of money on these (the buses in particular). The buses are more common in the richer parts of bigger cities in Norway, such as the western side Oslo. Usually paid for by parents… These are ridiculous. I tell you. They usually have a theme, they are painted to represent that theme and are usually rebuilt with sound systems and bars, etc. on the interior. Some have DJs playing on their buses at certain events. However, please note that most people don’t spend more money than necessary on their Russ-celebration!!

Then we have Russ-cards. These are personalized often with a picture, name and a slogan/quote (though a lot of people just make stuff up). These are usually shared with friends and family, as well as children. They are super popular among children, who collect these from April to May. They will not leave you alone if you are a Russ. I’m not joking. They go absolutely mental for these haha.

We also have hats/caps with a long string at the top. On this we attach tokens or knots for having completed certain challenges - some of these are a lot of fun, but they’ve gotten out of hand in the recent years.. Some even being illegal :/

So that’s all I have for now. Please feel free to ask as I didn’t really explain anything extensively, but it’s a lot to cover haha ♥