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07:39 Nov 1, 2001
English to Norwegian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:Do you speak English?
I am travelling to Norway and I think this would be a useful phrase.
Explanation: Seriously, if you're speaking to a Norwegian between 10 and 60 years of age, skip the language question and go to the real question you want to ask. We all speak some English, while some may be too cautious to say flat out that "yes, I speak English". This is a yes/no question with a hundred possible answers...:-)
Per Bergvall Norway Local time: 19:07 Native speaker of: Norwegian PRO pts in pair: 2240
Explanation: My advice to people when visiting Norway is to start speaking English. People are too shy to admit they can speak but will always try to help you. Most people speak much better English than they would admit.
Erling Dugan United States Local time: 10:07 Native speaker of: English, Norwegian