Norwegian Grammar

The Norwegian grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Norwegian and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: og  Audio Under: under  Audio
Before: før  Audio After: etter  Audio
Inside: inne  Audio Outside: utenfor  Audio
With: med  Audio But: men  Audio
For: for  Audio From: fra  Audio
To: til  Audio In: i  Audio

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To ask questions, use the following:

What?: hva?  Audio Who?: hvem?  Audio
How?: hvordan?  Audio Why?: hvorfor?  Audio
Where?: hvor?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: aldri  Audio Rarely: sjelden  Audio
Sometimes: noen ganger  Audio Usually: vanligvis  Audio
Always: alltid  Audio Very: veldig  Audio

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Most commonly used pronouns in Norwegian:

I: jeg  Audio You: du  Audio
He: han  Audio She: hun  Audio
We: vi  Audio They: de  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: min  Audio Your: din  Audio
His: hans  Audio Her: hennes  Audio
Our: vår  Audio Their: deres  Audio

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: jeg snakker engelsk  Audio
You speak French: du snakker fransk  Audio
He speaks German: han snakker tysk  Audio
She speaks Italian: hun snakker italiensk  Audio
I visited France: jeg besøkte frankrike  Audio
I will drink milk: jeg vil drikke melk  Audio


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Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: jeg forstår deg  Audio
I don't understand you: jeg forstår deg ikke  Audio
I don't speak French: jeg snakker ikke fransk  Audio
This is my house: dette er huset mitt  Audio
That restaurant is far: den restauranten ligger langt unna  Audio
No problem: ikke noe problem  Audio

The above Norwegian grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Norwegian vocabulary to obtain some popular Norwegian phrases.

Norwegian Phrases

Norwegian Vocabulary


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Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.