A barnehage is a kindergarten or day care. It’s the reason your Norwegian colleagues leave work so early, usually around 3 pm, so they can get there to pickup their kids.
From barn (“child”) + hage (“garden”), after German Kindergarten.
barnehage m (definite singular barnehagen, indefinite plural barnehagar, definite plural barnehagane)
- kindergarten, nursery school
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