Introduction to Norwegian: 44

Alright. The last thing we need to know how to say is bye.

When Norwegians want to say bye! they wish haveit good! (also using the word bra).

You already have all the tools to make a guess what that is. Just one note, though: the words have and it are, for some reason, joined together. So this expression is two words long then.

Have a good, say haveit good - bye:

  1. You are saying "have it good", and using the word "bra" instead of "god". The imperative word for "have" is only two letters long, and comes from the infinitive form.
  2. Do you remember that "hi" was "hei"? Also, you are asking "how have you it?" (Remember that "how" was "hvordan".)
  3. You are saying "I have it good, thanks". Moreover, "morning" was "morgon".
  4. The same word order as in English. "From" was "fra", and where was "hvor".
  5. Norway was "Norge".
  6. Literally: "No, I speak not English."
  7. This sounds similar to "whatfor?"
  8. Your car comes with a bill, remember?
  9. Be careful to use "en" and "et" where appropriate.
  10. You will be saying "the car", thus add the right article to end the word.
  11. Use the word "være" for "be". Be careful as to whether you use "det" or "den".
  12. This is, remember, literally "have it good". Use the word "bra" for "good".
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