Norwegian English Dictionary

Norsk - English

vanlig in English:

1. usual


At lunchtime today, our usual restaurant was closed because of a funeral in the family.
Now that Bush has been elected, it will be business as usual.
When speaking to an international audience, it is perhaps best to speak English a little slower than usual.
The usual business hours in this office are from nine to five.
Business as usual.
In English, the usual sentence structure is Subject - Verb - Object/Complement.
When the antecedent is this, that, these or those it is usual to use 'which'.
Usual folks like when other people are similar to themselves, and hate when they are different.
As usual, his thoughts were extremely academic.
It's much less usual for a person to be politically aware than to be politically active.
I'm not bothered. It's just my usual nightcap. Having someone to drink with on occasion might be nice.
They drank tea with lemon, for his nagging cough, with his usual lump and a half of sugar.
So she is more helpful than usual. / And making more sense than usual. / That's usually why people get divorced. / She usually likes the girls I bring home. / I'm not usually like this.
What does destroying evidence get you? The usual thing would be to contact the police, wouldn't it?
That's correct. In Japanese, ウエートレス corresponds both to the English "waitress" and "weightless". However, "waitress" is the more usual meaning.

2. ordinary


an ordinary day
In hard times like this, no ordinary effort can get our company out of the red.
A special resolution to be proposed at a general meeting may be amended by ordinary resolution.
While long-term credit banks are authorized by law to issue bonds to raise fund, they are not allowed to take deposits the way ordinary banks are.
The doctors say the dying man should have kicked the bucket hours ago, were he an ordinary man, but he is still defying death.
Essentially it's a one-to-one match, but the content of that match is a level so high as to be unthinkable to an ordinary person.
Wise men talk about ideas, intellectuals about facts, and the ordinary man talks about what he eats.
Women who, at first glance, appear to be completely ordinary also don't seem to be in that much of a rush to get married.
To take an express train, we have to get an express ticket in addition to an ordinary ticket.
Having misconceptions of what mathematics is is even more ordinary than not knowing how to spell my name.
“An ordinary common or garden rat like this
ordinary meeting, proceedings
I'm just ordinary person with a normal life - but I'm quite happy.
During the week these men have ordinary jobs and they’re model citizens.
I think that now there is far too much information for an ordinary consumer in Europe. Look, the ordinary Afghan is sick and tired of hearing about microcredit.