Lesson 2

 

Dialogue 1

English

Universiteetissa

A: Hei! Olen studentti ja olen kotosin Amerikasta.

B: No, hei! Mie olen opettaaja ja työtelen Tromssassa, mutta olen Uslusta pois.

 

At the university

A: Hi! I am a student and I come from the United States.

B: Well hey! I am a teacher and I work in Tromsø, but I’m originally from Oslo

 Listen carefully to the audio

 

Dialogue 2

English

Lemmijoven flyyikentälä

A: Mikä oon sinun nimi ja mistä sie tulet?

B: Olen Theodor, ja olen Lontoosta pois.

At the Lakselv airport

A: What is your name where are you from?

B: I am Theodor, and I am from London

*According to official website of Vadsø Kommune, airport is called "lentohamina" in Kven. However, I've used "flyyikentä" in this dialogue instead because Vadsø essentially has different dialect than Porsanki.


Listen carefully to the audio:

 

 

Dialogue 3

English

Putikissa

A: Nyt oon kova pakkanen!

B: Joo, se oon kova pakkanen tässä Pohjais-Ruijassa!

In a shop

A: It is really cold now.

B: Yeah, it is very cold here in northern Norway.

Listen carefully to the audio:

Word list

~ko/kö

Amerikka

flyyikentä

ja

kotosin

kova

Lemmijoki

Lontoo 

minun 

mistä sie tulet? 

mutta

nimi

olla

opettaja

pakkanen

Pohjais-Ruija

putikki

sinun

studentti

tässä

työtelä 

universiteetti

Uslu

question marker suffix (in accordance with vowel harmony)

sub. United States

sub. airport

conj. and

adv. originating from

adj. hard, stiff

sub. Lakselv, a small settlement in Northern Norway

sub. London

pron. my

phrase. where do you come from?

conj. but

sub. name

v. to be (olen 1st sing. I am olet 2nd sing. you are)

sub. teacher

sub. coldness, frost, sub-zero temperature

sub. Northern Norway

sub. shop

pron. your

sub. student

adv. here

vi. to work

sub. university

sub. Oslo, the capital of Norway