So with an understanding of basic phrases and words, it's hard for me to say I am complete beginner. At this point I need to master the basics I already know, become more comfortable speaking, and expand my vocabulary.
As Chris Lonsdale said in the video in my first post, you only need to know approximately 1,000 words of English to understand 85% of daily communication. Taking this literally, I found a site that offers the 1,000 most common Norwegian words. This website also offers these lists for about 30 other languages. So if you are looking for a great vocab list of relevant words for the language you are learning, stop looking and learn what you need to know!
Out of the first 100 most common Norwegian words, I know about 80 and out of the next 100, I know about 50. The words I didn't know or recognize immediately got thrown into my vocab studies which I am trying to look at daily. This list will be saved and referenced whenever I need new words to learn!
However, for me, being able to recognize a word in writing does now translate to understanding it in conversation. This led me to find another great online resource for word pronunciation. Forvo.com is a web based pronunciation guide for 318 languages. It is completely free and user generated. If you have a word you would like pronounced you can post it and hope a native speaker will respond.
These pronunciations are great when I am stumped and Karoline, my fiance, is not around or is too annoyed with my constant "How do I say this!?".
Jeg vil skriver på norsk litt på slutten av innleggene mine.
Inntil mitt neste innlegg! Ha det bra!