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


Questions and Adverbs

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


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

Grammar in a sentence

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


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


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.