This article is a series of language learning posts by ParaSport News. The goal is to provide sport fans some very basic sport and Paralympic vocabulary so you can talk with the world about disability sport at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.
Norwegian is a language from the North Germanic language tree, and has 5 million native speakers. Most of them are found in Norway. Learning a few words can help you community with Danish, Faroese and Icelandic speakers as there are a number of mutually intelligble words. Norway ranks third all time in Winter Paralympics medals, so knowing a few words can give you some insights into how the best winter sport Paralympians do their thing.
Country specific words:
- Tyskland – Germany
- Norge – Norway
Winter sport specific words:
Norwegians love their winter sports. Being able to talk to your Norwegian friends about winter sports may impress them, and it can give you a head start on your preparations for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea.
- spillebok – Playbook
- Målvakter – Goalkeeper
- Backer – Defenseman
- Løpere – Forward
- treningskamper – Friendly match
- kjelkehockeylandslaget – Sledge hockey
- Special Teams – Special Teams
- Samling – Sport training camp