Norwegian-English Dictionary: A Pronouncing and Translating Dictionary of Modern Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk) with a Historical and Grammatical Introduction / Edition 1

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For more than forty years, the Haugen Norwegian-English Dictionary has been regarded as the foremost resource for both learners and professionals using English and Norwegian. With more than 60,000 entries, it is esteemed for its breadth, its copious grammatical detail, and its rich idiomatic examples. In his introduction, Einar Haugen, a revered scholar and teacher of Norwegian to English speakers, provides a concise overview of the history of the language, presents the pronunciation of contemporary Norwegian, and introduces basic grammatical structures, including the inflection of nouns and adjectives and the declension of verbs.

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“Unsurpassed in its usefulness for both scholars and students.” —Louis Janus, President, Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299038748
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1974
  • Edition description: New and enl. American print
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 276,363
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Einar Haugen (1906-1994) was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Scandinavian and Linguistics at Harvard University and professor of Scandinavian studies and linguistics for many decades at the University of Wisconsin.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

    the best Norwegian English Dictionary

    As a Scandinavian linguist and teacher of Norwegian, I highly recommend the Haugen Dictionary (known among Norwegian teachers and students as 'the green dictionary'). In this one compact volume, you'll find grammatical forms, both bokmål and nynorsk (and dialectal words), a summary of the history and morphology of Norwegian, idioms, pronunciation of almost all words, including vowel length and tonemes, usage examples from everyday speech as well as literary works, etc. etc. I've used the dictionary since I was in graduate school, and can't think of a time it failed to list a word I wanted to know.

    As opposed to most other Scandinavian translating dictionaries, this one is aimed at Americans, rather than Scandinavians. Pronunciation guides are intended to help Americans. If you need to find Norwegian equivalents of English words, buy another dictionary. If you simply want the best for explaining Norwegian usage, this is the one to buy.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013


    Im norwegian so i would like to learn it

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