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Learning Norwegian?

Discussion in 'St Olav´s Way to Trondheim' started by jrm, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. jrm

    jrm Active Member

    Jun 4, 2012
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    Hi all,

    A trip on St Olav's ins probably far in the future.. but far enough that I might be able to learn a little bit of the language. I found it helpful to have some Spanish under my belt on the Camino, even if just to show some respect for the local community. How useful would Norwegian be on St Olav's? Or is it like the Camino where English is pretty widespread?
  2. dougfitz

    dougfitz Veteran Member Donating Member

    Mar 12, 2011
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    Camino(s) past & future:
    Mar 2010, May/Jun 2016, Sep 2011, 2012, Apr 2014, St Olav's Way 2018
    The answer to both is yes. Some Norsk is useful, even if it is only polite greetings. I found most Norse spoke reasonable English. It appeared to me that English speakers were much more widespread than in Spain, where I didn't find English speakers all that widespread other than amongst other pilgrims.
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  3. NorwegianWalker

    NorwegianWalker Member

    Jan 31, 2016
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    Camino(s) past & future:
    Plan to walk Camino de Santiago April/May/June 2016.
    Hi jrm, hope you are fine. dougfitz gave you a good answer. What I recommend you to do is writing down a few words and phrases you like and get them translated. If you need some advice or help I would be more than happy to assist you.
    Take care and have a great day ☺


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