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Want to learn Norwegian language? This website is your primary destination for Norwegian words, phrases, and other elements of the basic Norwegian vocabulary. We help beginners learn Norwegian for FREE, providing users like you with everything they need to learn at this stage.

Norway is a beautiful Nordic country, and Norwegian language helps foreigners better understand Norway and its friendly people.

Norwegian Words

Learn basic Norwegian vocabulary and words used in everyday conversations. From beginners to advanced learners, everyone needs this vocabulary.

English Norwegian English Norwegian
Norwegian Tourist Information Turistinformasjon Museum Museum
Bank Bank Norwegian police station Politistasjon
Hospital Sykehus Store, Shop Butikk
Restaurant Restaurant Church Kirke
Restrooms Toalett one en
two to three tre
four fire five fem
six seks seven sju
eight åtte nine ni
ten ti Day Dag
Week Uke Month Måned
Year År Monday mandag
Tuesday tirsdag Wednesday onsdag
Thursday torsdag Friday fredag
Saturday lørdag Sunday søndag
Today I dag Yesterday I går
Tomorrow I morgen

Norwegian Phrases

Get Norwegian phrases you can't live without: basic greetings, idiomatic expression, frequently asked questions and more. We've selected all Norwegian phrases that you need.

English Norwegian Pronunciation
Good morning God morgen goo moh-ohrn
Good evening God kveld goo kvel
Good night God natt goo naht
Hello Hei hay
How are you? Hvordan går det? voord-ahn gawr deh?
Fine, thank you (Jo) takk, bare bra yoo tak, bar-e brah
What is your name? Hva heter du? Vah he-ter du
My name is ______ Jeg heter ______ yei he:h-t'r _____
Nice to meet you Hyggelig å treffe deg Hygg-e-li å treff-e dei
Please Vær så snill væh shaw snil
Thank you Tusen takk Tuhsen tak
You're welcome Bare hyggelig Bar-e hygg-e-li
Yes Ja ya
No Nei naye
Excuse me Unnskyld Unn-shill mei
I'm sorry Jeg er lei meg Jei ær lei mei
Goodbye Ha det bra! Ha de bra
Goodbye (informal) Hade! Ha-de
It was nice seeing you. Goodbye Det var hyggelig å treffe deg. Ha det bra! De var hygg-e-li å treff-e dæi. Ha de bra!
I can't speak Norwegian Jeg/eg snakker/snakkar ikke/ikkje norsk Jei snakk-er ikk-e nåsjk
I only know a little Norwegian Jeg/eg kan bare/berre litt norsk Jei kan ba-re litt nåsjk
Excuse me. Do you know how to speak English? Unnskyld, kan du snakke engelsk? Unn-skyll, kan du snakk-e eng-elsk?
Is there someone here who speaks English? Er det noen/nokon som kan snakke engelsk her? Ær de no-en såm kann snakk-e eng-elsk hær?
Help! Hjelp! Yelp!
I don't understand (you) Jeg forstår [deg] ikke/ikkje Jei forst-år [dei] ikk-e
Where is the toilet/bathroom? Hvor/Kvar er toalettet? Vor ær toa-lett-et?
May I borrow your pen? Kunne jeg/eg låne pennen din? Kuhn-ne jæi lå-ne pennen din?
Are there any good sights in the area? Finnes/Finst det noen/nokon gode severdigheter/sjåverdegheiter i området? Fin-nes deh non god-he seværdi-het-er i åm-råde
Does this bus take me to Hafrsfjord? Kjører denne bussen til Hafrsfjord? ch[German: Chemie]ører den-ne buss-en til Hafrs-fjoord?

Norwegian Verbs

To build sentences in Norwegian, you need to know Norwegian verbs. We’ve picked the most commonly used Norwegian verbs. Learn verb conjugation forms, and start speaking Norwegian!

English Norwegian English Norwegian
To ask å spørre To buy å kjøpe
To close å lukke To come å komme
To cook å lage mat To do å gjøre
To drink å drikke To eat å spise
To give å gi To go å gå
To know å vite To learn å lære
To listen å lytte To meet å møte
To open åpner To read å lese
To run Hvis du vil kjøre To say å si
To see Hvis du vil se To sell å selge
To sit å sitte To smile å smile
To stand up Å stå opp To study å studere
To swim å svømme To take å ta
To talk å snakke To teach å undervise
To understand For å forstå To use For å bruke

Norwegian Culture

Norwegian language is closely related to other Scandinavian languages, including Danish and Icelandic. The culture of this Nordic country has been shaped by its history, the Viking Era, and the rule of Denmark and Sweden. Today, Norway has one of the best life quality indexes in the world – similarly to Denmark and Sweden.

Norwegian and Danish cultures have a lot in common. From the rich folk culture, architecture, art and the green/eco valued and ways of life to traditional food, the relationship between the two cultures is obvious.

Norwegian cuisine

Since Norwegians have always been people of the sea, starting back from the Viking Era, there is little wonder that Norwegian cuisine is based on fish, especially salmon, herring, trout, cod and other sea food – fresh or salted. Norwegians also love Smorebrod, open sandwiches on dark bread with fish, chesse, pickles etc. Other gamous Norwegian dishes include lutefisk, smalahove, pinnekjøtt, Krotekake, and Kompe.

Historically, Norwegian architecture, arts and crafts have been based on wood and woodwork, with iconic Norwegian buildings build of wood. Modern Norwegian architecture and interior design goes closely with Swedish and Danish design, clean and modern. Norwegians appreciate active lifestyle, and do lots of sports, especially in the warmer weather.


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