1. Instead of means substituting for.
Pattern: verb + noun + instead of + noun
They went to Hawaii instead of South America.
She cooks a lot of vegetables instead of meat.
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This North Germanic language is the national language of Norway. Norwegian, together with Swedish and Danish, is mutually intelligible with other variants of Scandinavian languages like the Icelandic and Faroese languages. Its also one of the working languages of the Nordic Council.