Compound words are a common part of Norwegian vocabulary. We have thousands of them, made of two or three words and never written separately. In Norwegian a compound word is always written in one word!
Besides, some combinations are more frequently used than others. A word we really appreciate is the word “små” in a lot of different combinations.
Actually it was a student of mine who asked if I had ever noticed how often this specific word is in use. I had to admit that I had never paid any attention to it, but of course he is correct. We do use it a lot. In the meaning of little, slightly etc
Instead of saying: “Det er litt kaldt ute” (It is a little cold outside) you can say: “Det er småkaldt ute” A film might be “småmorsom”, and if you do not feel completely well you might tell that you are “småsyk”
What ever you do, please remember: a compound word is always written in one word. It is absolutely a difference between “småmorsomme historier” (a slightly amusing stories) and små, morsomme historier (small, funny stories.)