Tag Archives: translation

‘SPRING’

Sure, it’s a clich√© to get all filled up with poetic notions at the first sight of spring, but here we are. There is something about more birds and flowers and fewer scarves and gloves that seems to raise everyone’s … Continue reading

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‘FORTNIGHT’

Yesterday, a poster on campus informed me that we are in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight. As a non-native English speaker I used to see¬†fortnight as a word used only by characters in Shakespeare plays and old people, but when … Continue reading

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‘UTEPILS’

It was not my plan to write about two Norwegian words in a row, but today’s events compelled me to do so anyway. The word of the day is utepils, one of my favourite words from my mother tongue. The … Continue reading

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‘DET’

The first word that I have decided to write about is not even English, but Norwegian, like myself. As a Creative Writing student writing in my second language, I have had a lot of opportunities to think about how the … Continue reading

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