Norwegian Phrases

The Norwegian phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: hei  Audio
What is your name?: hva heter du?  Audio
Nice to meet you: hyggelig å treffe deg  Audio
How are you?: hvordan har du det?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: jeg har det bra!  Audio
And you?: og du?  Audio

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Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Norwegian)?: snakker du engelsk?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: snakker hun kinesisk?  Audio
A little bit: bare litt  Audio
How old are you?: hvor gammel er du?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: jeg er trettitre år gammel  Audio
It was nice talking to you: hyggelig å snakke med deg  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: hva mener du?  Audio
I don't understand: jeg forstår ikke  Audio
I don't know: jeg vet ikke  Audio
Sorry: unnskyld!  Audio
What is that called in Norwegian?: hva heter det på norsk?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: hva betyr det ordet på engelsk?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: hvor er du fra?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: jeg er fra USA  Audio
I'm American: jeg er amerikansk  Audio
Where do you live?: hvor bor du?  Audio
I live in the U.S: jeg bor i usa  Audio
What do you do for a living?: hva jobber du med?  Audio
I'm a student: jeg er student  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: kan jeg hjelpe deg?  Audio
Can you help me?: kan du hjelpe meg?  Audio
Where is the airport?: hvor er flyplassen?  Audio
Go straight: gå rett frem  Audio
Then:   Audio
Turn left: gå til venstre  Audio
Turn right: gå til høyre  Audio


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Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Norwegian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: gratulerer med dagen!  Audio
Happy new year: godt nytt år!  Audio
Merry Christmas: god jul!  Audio
Good luck: lykke til  Audio
Congratulations: gratulerer  Audio

Norwegian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: jeg har bestilt  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: har du noen ledige rom  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: jeg vil gjerne ha et røykfritt rom  Audio
How much it costs per night?: hva koster det per natt?  Audio
Waiter: kelner!  Audio
How much is this?: hva koster dette?  Audio
What is this?: hva er dette?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: går det bra?  Audio
I need a doctor: jeg trenger en lege  Audio
Help: hjelp!  Audio
Call the ambulance: ring etter ambulanse!  Audio
Call the police: ring politiet!  Audio
I am sick: jeg er syk  Audio

These Norwegian phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Norwegian Vocabulary and Norwegian Grammar, you might want to visit our Norwegian Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Norwegian Vocabulary

Norwegian Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Norwegian phrases.