Norwegian Vocabulary

The Norwegian vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: en  Audio Two: to  Audio Three: tre  Audio
Four: fire  Audio Five: fem  Audio Six: seks  Audio
Seven: syv  Audio Eight: åtte  Audio Nine: ni  Audio
Ten: ti  Audio First: første  Audio Second: andre  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: mandag  Audio Tuesday: tirsdag  Audio Wednesday: onsdag  Audio
Thursday: torsdag  Audio Friday: fredag  Audio Saturday: lørdag  Audio
Sunday: søndag  Audio Now:   Audio Yesterday: i går  Audio
Today: i dag  Audio Tonight: i kveld  Audio Tomorrow: i morgen  Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: frukt  Audio Apples: epler  Audio
Bananas: bananer  Audio Tomatoes: tomater  Audio
Potatoes: poteter  Audio Onions: løk  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: rød  Audio Green: grønn  Audio Blue: blå  Audio
White: hvit  Audio Black: svart  Audio Grey: grå  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: frokost  Audio Lunch: lunsj  Audio
Dinner: middag  Audio Milk: melk  Audio
Coffee: kaffe  Audio Bread: brød  Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: solfylt  Audio Windy: vindfull  Audio Rainy: regnfull  Audio
Snowy: snødekt  Audio Cold: kaldt  Audio Hot: varmt  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: gutt  Audio Girl: jente  Audio
Son: sønn  Audio Daughter: datter  Audio
Brother: bror  Audio Sister: søster  Audio
Man: mann  Audio Woman: kvinne  Audio
Father: far  Audio Mother: mor  Audio
Grandfather: bestefar  Audio Grandmother: bestemor  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: hus  Audio Toilet: toalett  Audio Room: rom  Audio
Bedroom: soverom  Audio Kitchen: kjøkken  Audio Table: bord  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: katt  Audio Dog: hund  Audio Mouse: mus  Audio
Bird: fugl  Audio Cow: ku  Audio Horse: hest  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: sokker  Audio Shoes: sko  Audio Trousers: bukser  Audio
Shirt: skjorte  Audio Sweater: genser  Audio Coat: frakk  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: engelsk  Audio French: fransk  Audio German: tysk  Audio
Spanish: spansk  Audio Italian: italiensk  Audio Portuguese: portugisisk  Audio
Greek: gresk  Audio Russian: russisk  Audio Arabic: arabisk  Audio
Hindi: hindi  Audio Chinese: kinesisk  Audio Japanese: japansk  Audio


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Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: drosje  Audio Bus: buss  Audio
Hotel: hotell  Audio Reservation: bestilling  Audio
Airport: flyplass  Audio Passport: pass  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: student  Audio Teacher: lærer  Audio Pen: penn  Audio
Books: bøker  Audio Page: side  Audio Dictionary: ordbok  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: hånd  Audio Feet: føtter  Audio Hair: hår  Audio
Eye: øye  Audio Mouth: munn  Audio Nose: nese  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulanse  Audio Doctor: lege  Audio
Hospital: sykehus  Audio Pharmacy: apotek  Audio
Police: politi  Audio Stomach Ache: mageknip  Audio

As you can see, this Norwegian vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.