Norwegian (Bokmål/Nynorsk)

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Dalen Hotel in Telemark built in Dragon Style, a style of design architecture that originated during the Norwegian romantic nationalism. Photo by Eirik Solheim from Oslo, Norway, CC BY-SA 2.0

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Why learn Norwegian?

You can communicate in Norwegian. Knowing Norwegian provides a competitive edge in career choices Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study Norwegian. You can participate more effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world if you know Norwegian

How Long Does it Take to Learn Norwegian?

Norwegian is rated as a category 1 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered very easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 24 weeks (or 600 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Norwegian Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
(a)
B b
(be)
C c
(se)
D d
(de)
E e
(e)
F f
(ef)
G g
(ge)
H h
(hå)
I i
(i)
J j
(je/jåd)
K k
(kå)
L l
el
M m
(em)
N n
(en)
O o
(o)
P p
(pe)
Q q
(ku)
R r
(er)
S s
(es)
T t
(te)
U u
(u)
V v
(ve)
W w
(dåbwl-ve)
X x
(eks)
Y y
(y)
Z z
(set)
Æ æ
(æ)
Ø ø
(ø)
Å å
(å)

Basic Phrases in Norwegian

HelloHallo
GoodbyeHa det
YesJa
NoNei
Excuse meUnnskyld meg
PleaseVær så snill
Thank youTakk skal du ha
You are welcome
Do you speak englishSnakker du engelsk?
Do you understand
I understandJeg forstår
I do not understandJeg forstår ikke
How are youHvordan har du det?
Fine thanksBra takk!
What is your nameHva heter du?
My name isMitt navn er
Pleased to meet youHyggelig å møte deg

Norwegian Grammar

Norwegian Nouns

ManMann
WomanKvinne
BoyGutt
GirlEn jente
CatKatt
DogHund
FishFisk
WaterVann
MilkMelk
EggEgg
HouseHus
FlowerBlomst
TreeTre
ShirtSkjorte
PantsBukser

Norwegian Adjectives

Colors in Norwegian

BlackSvart
WhiteHvit
RedRød
OrangeOransje
YellowGul
GreenGrønn
BlueBlå
PurpleLilla
PinkRosa
GrayGrå
BrownBrun

Numbers in Norwegian

ZeroNull
OneEtt
TwoTo
ThreeTre
FourFire
FiveFem
SixSeks
SevenSju
Eightåtte
NineNi
TenTi
ElevenElleve
TwelveTolv
TwentyTjue
ThirtyTretti
FortyFørti
FiftyFemti
SixtySeksti
SeventySytti
Eightyåtti
NinetyNitti
HundredHundre
ThousandTusen

Norwegian Verbs

To beå være
To haveå ha
To wantå ønske
To needå trenge
To helpå hjelpe
To goå gå
To comeå komme
To eatå spise
To drinkå drikke
To speakå snakke

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Norwegian Sentences

AndOg
OrEller
ButMen
BecauseFordi
WithMed
AlsoOgså
HoweverMen
NeitherIngen
NorHeller ikke
IfHvis
ThenDeretter

Useful Norwegian Vocabulary

Norwegian Questions

WhoHvem
WhatHva
WhenNår
WhereHvor
WhyHvorfor
HowHvordan
How manyHvor mange
How muchHvor mye

Days of the Week in Norwegian

MondayMandag
TuesdayTirsdag
WednesdayOnsdag
ThursdayTorsdag
FridayFredag
SaturdayLørdag
SundaySøndag
YesterdayI går
TodayI dag
TomorrowI morgen

Months in Norwegian

JanuaryJanuar
FebruaryFebruar
MarchMars
AprilApril
MayMai
JuneJuni
JulyJuli
AugustAugust
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovember
DecemberDesember

Seasons in Norwegian

WinterVinter
SpringVår
SummerSommer
AutumnHøst

Telling Time in Norwegian

What time is itHva er klokka?
HoursTimer
MinutesMinutter
SecondsSekunder
O clockKlokken
HalfHalv
Quarter pastKvart over
BeforeFør
AfterEtter