Is Norwegian a Language of Love?

A Frog in the Fjord

Illustration: Ole Johnny Hansen for www.afroginthefjord.com

When people tell me “I loooovve French, it’s such a romantic language” it is obvious these people didn’t understand that our conversation was just about going down to the shop to buy a broccoli and oignons.

I believe there is no such thing as one language being the language of love. In Norwegian, like in every other language, you will find many words to express love, longing, desire and so have you. Here are a few language tips for those who want to understand the Norwegian language of love. This post was requested by Mathilde before Valentine’s day to have to words to say to her loved one!

Now as Norwegians have some difficulty and shyness in expressing such strong feeling as love, there are of course complicated subtleties here.

Three ways to express love
There are three ways to express likeness or love in Norwegian: Jeg liker deg, Jeg…

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