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At the doctor

At the doctor

57 [femtisju]

Hos legen

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I have a doctor’s appointment. Jeg-har--im---o- --ge-. J__ h__ t___ h__ l_____ J-g h-r t-m- h-s l-g-n- ----------------------- Jeg har time hos legen. 0
I have the appointment at ten o’clock. Je--h-r -i-e--lok-- -i. J__ h__ t___ k_____ t__ J-g h-r t-m- k-o-k- t-. ----------------------- Jeg har time klokka ti. 0
What is your name? Hv- -r -a--e- di-t? H__ e_ n_____ d____ H-a e- n-v-e- d-t-? ------------------- Hva er navnet ditt? 0
Please take a seat in the waiting room. V--n-igs- --t- -e- -- ----er--m--. V________ s___ d__ p_ v___________ V-n-l-g-t s-t- d-g p- v-n-e-o-m-t- ---------------------------------- Vennligst sett deg på venterommet. 0
The doctor is on his way. L-gen--omm-r -----. L____ k_____ s_____ L-g-n k-m-e- s-a-t- ------------------- Legen kommer snart. 0
What insurance company do you belong to? Hvo---r-d- f-r--k--t? H___ e_ d_ f_________ H-o- e- d- f-r-i-r-t- --------------------- Hvor er du forsikret? 0
What can I do for you? Hva -an-j-- --el-e-d-g m--? H__ k__ j__ h_____ d__ m___ H-a k-n j-g h-e-p- d-g m-d- --------------------------- Hva kan jeg hjelpe deg med? 0
Do you have any pain? H-r -u -m-r-e-? H__ d_ s_______ H-r d- s-e-t-r- --------------- Har du smerter? 0
Where does it hurt? H-o- ---d-t-von--? H___ e_ d__ v_____ H-o- e- d-t v-n-t- ------------------ Hvor er det vondt? 0
I always have back pain. Jeg -----ll-i--vond- - -y---n. J__ h__ a_____ v____ i r______ J-g h-r a-l-i- v-n-t i r-g-e-. ------------------------------ Jeg har alltid vondt i ryggen. 0
I often have headaches. J-- h-r--ft- -----in-. J__ h__ o___ h________ J-g h-r o-t- h-d-p-n-. ---------------------- Jeg har ofte hodepine. 0
I sometimes have stomach aches. J-g -ar--- ----i--v-nd- i--ag--. J__ h__ a_ o_ t__ v____ i m_____ J-g h-r a- o- t-l v-n-t i m-g-n- -------------------------------- Jeg har av og til vondt i magen. 0
Remove your top! K-- du ta-a- d-g t--p-n---s-----a /--en-eren? K__ d_ t_ a_ d__ t_____ / s______ / g________ K-n d- t- a- d-g t-p-e- / s-j-r-a / g-n-e-e-? --------------------------------------------- Kan du ta av deg toppen / skjorta / genseren? 0
Lie down on the examining table. Kan d- l--g---e--på b---e-? K__ d_ l____ d__ p_ b______ K-n d- l-g-e d-g p- b-n-e-? --------------------------- Kan du legge deg på benken? 0
Your blood pressure is okay. Blodtr--ke- ---i ---e-. B__________ e_ i o_____ B-o-t-y-k-t e- i o-d-n- ----------------------- Blodtrykket er i orden. 0
I will give you an injection. J-g gir -eg -n--p----e. J__ g__ d__ e_ s_______ J-g g-r d-g e- s-r-y-e- ----------------------- Jeg gir deg en sprøyte. 0
I will give you some pills. J-- -i- d----a-let-e-. J__ g__ d__ t_________ J-g g-r d-g t-b-e-t-r- ---------------------- Jeg gir deg tabletter. 0
I am giving you a prescription for the pharmacy. Je- g-r de--e- -e------i- a----ke-. J__ g__ d__ e_ r_____ t__ a________ J-g g-r d-g e- r-s-p- t-l a-o-e-e-. ----------------------------------- Jeg gir deg en resept til apoteket. 0

Long words, short words

The length of a word is dependent upon its informative content. This has been shown by an American study. Researchers evaluated words from ten European languages. This was achieved with the help of a computer. The computer analyzed various words with a program. In the process, it used a formula to calculate the informative content. The results were clear. The shorter a word is, the less information it conveys. Interestingly, we use short words more often than long words. The reason for this could lie in the efficiency of speech. When we speak, we concentrate on the most important thing. Therefore, words without much information mustn't be too long. This guarantees we don't spend too much time on unimportant things. The correlation between length and content has another advantage. It ensures that the informative content always remains the same. That is to say, we always say the same amount in a certain period of time. For example, we can use a few long words. But we can also use many short words. It doesn't matter what we decide: The informative content remains the same. As a result, our speech has a consistent rhythm. This makes it easier for listeners to follow us. If the amount of information were always varied, it would be difficult. Our listeners couldn't adapt well to our speech. Comprehension would thus be made difficult. He who wants the best chance of being understood should use short words. Since short words are better comprehended than long ones. Therefore, the principle goes: Keep It Short and Simple! In short: KISS!