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Hjemme At home
Det er tirsdag ettermiddag. Cecilie og Alex er hjemme. Cecilie går rundt i leiligheten. Hun liker den. It’s Tuesday afternoon. Cecilie and Alex are at home. Cecilie walks around in the apartment. She likes it.


Den er stor, med gang, kjøkken, bad, stue og tre soverom. På kjøkkenet er det en benk med komfyr og oppvaskmaskin. I hjørnet står et kjøleskap. Det er også et spisebord og seks stoler der. På badet er det to vasker, en dusj og en vaskemaskin. It’s large, with a hall, kitchen, bathroom, living room and three bedrooms. In the kitchen there is a workbench with a stove and a dishwasher. In the corner there is a refrigerator. There is also a dining table and six chairs. In the bathroom there are two sinks, a shower, and a washing machine.


Møblene i stua er på plass. Der står et salongbord, en sofa og to lenestoler, men de må kjøpe en TV. The furniture in the living room is in place. There is a coffee table, a sofa and two armchairs, but they need to buy a TV.

Living room

Alex løper rundt i stua. Han stopper og ser på mamma. Alex is running around in the living room. He stops and looks at Mom.
Alex: Mamma, kan vi gå ut på balkongen? Alex: Mom, can we go out on the balcony?
Cecilie: Ja, det er greit. Cecilie: Yes, that’s okay.
A: Hvor bor mormor og morfar? A: Where do Grandmother and Grandfather live?
C: Kan du se husene der borte? C: Can you see the houses over there?

Norwegian houses

A: Ja. A: Yes.
C: Der bor mormor og morfar. C: There, that’s where Grandmother and Grandfather live.
A: Kan vi besøke dem snart? A: Can we visit them soon?
C: Du kan ringe til mormor nå og spørre. Her er telefonen. C: You can call Grandmother now and ask. Here is the phone.
A: Hei, mormor! Det er Alex. Kan vi besøke dere? A: Hi Grandmother! It is Alex. Can we visit you?
Mormor vil ha besøk nå. Alex hopper i trappa og løper til bilen. Den står i garasjen. Han skal besøke mormor og morfar. Granny wants to have a visit now. Alex jumps the stairs and runs to the car. It is in the garage. He is going to visit Grandmother and Grandfather.
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