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15:06 Feb 16, 2007
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Tourism & Travel
Norwegian term or phrase: Bryggen
I need help for the pronunciation of 'Bryggen', which would be transliterated in the text.

Thank you very much
Poj
Local time: 21:19
English translation:Bryggen
Explanation:
This isn't really a pronunciation forum, but hey - Bryggen, which could be the famous waterfront landmark in Bergen. is pronounced pretty much the way it's written. Brig-N, near enough, with the i pronounced like the beginning of Bruxelles (not Brussels). The literal meaning of bryggen is 'the pier'.

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Note added at 22 hrs (2007-02-17 13:56:16 GMT)
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Actually, an easier explanation of the pronunciation might be just to tack an 'n' onto the back of that other Belgian city of Brügge/Brugge, or for that matter the tiny German township Brügge, some 100 clicks north of Hamburg.
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Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 16:19
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Thanks. :)
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Bryggen


Explanation:
This isn't really a pronunciation forum, but hey - Bryggen, which could be the famous waterfront landmark in Bergen. is pronounced pretty much the way it's written. Brig-N, near enough, with the i pronounced like the beginning of Bruxelles (not Brussels). The literal meaning of bryggen is 'the pier'.

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Note added at 22 hrs (2007-02-17 13:56:16 GMT)
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Actually, an easier explanation of the pronunciation might be just to tack an 'n' onto the back of that other Belgian city of Brügge/Brugge, or for that matter the tiny German township Brügge, some 100 clicks north of Hamburg.

Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 16:19
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Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 22
Grading comment
Thanks. :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Rebecca Barath: And a great place it is! :-)
2 hrs

agree  Suzanne Blangsted
12 hrs

agree  Thomas Deschington
16 hrs

agree  Helen Johnson
21 hrs

agree  Roald Toskedal: Husk nå på at det heter "bryggæn" på Bergensk... ;))
1 day1 hr
  -> Prøv å forklare forskjellen til en utbygding....
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