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DINA: Veien til skolen

Dina
Det er onsdag kveld. Mandag er første dag på skolen. Dina skal begynne i niende klasse på ungdomsskolen.

Ungdomsskole elev/Norwegian Middle School pupil

Dina: Pappa, jeg må lære veien til skolen. Hvor ligger den?

Pappa: Jeg kjører deg på mandag.

D: Nei, jeg kan gå. Forklar meg veien!

P: Du må gå til barnehagen og så til høyre i første veikryss. Gå rett fram hundre meter og ta andre vei til venstre. Da vil du se skolen på høyre side av veien. Det er cirka en kilometer å gå.

D: Hm. Kan du vise meg veien i kveld?

P: Nei, nå skal jeg lese for Alex, og så skal jeg se fotball på TV. Jeg kan kjøre deg på mandag.

D: Nei, jeg vil gå.

P: Ja vel, vi kan gå.

D: Å, du forstår ingenting. Jeg vil gå alene. Hvilken vei er det etter barnehagen?

P: Jeg skal tegne et kart til deg, kjære.

Town map

Pappa tegner et kart og gir det til Dina. Hun legger kartet i lomma og går ut. Hun vil ikke komme på skolen på mandag sammen med mamma eller pappa. Forstår foreldre ingenting?

Girl/frustation

Dina er litt frustrert – Dina is a bit frustrated

No English?!

Did you just get all confused because you couldn’t find the usual translation in English?
Sorry for that!
But by now, we think you are able to understand and translate most of the texts yourself.
From now on, you will just have the vocabulary tools to help you.
In order to make this transition smoother for you, we have posted the translation to this text in the “downloads” section further down the page.
But before you rush to the English version, why don’t you try to understand the text in Norwegian for yourself and maybe try to translate it, if you want.
Most of the words and expressions you’ll encounter in the text are repeated several times, so it won’t take long before you’ve learned them.
Use the knowledge you already have in trying to understand what you’re reading.
You have the basics of Norwegian grammar, you have your mother tongue, English and probably other languages as well.
Use your linguistic “baggage” to help you encode this new language you’re learning.

The learning part actually takes place when you’re doing something, like trying to understand a text, listening to a conversation, finding new words in the dictionary or/and writing. The process itself is learning, and that’s the fun part too!

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