Norwegian Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

This is the 12th lesson about Norwegian verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Norwegian Classes.


Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 3 columns (English, Norwegian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in Norwegian

Verbs Norwegian Audio
To driveÅ kjøre
To findÅ finne
To giveÅ gi
To haveÅ ha
To knowÅ vite
To learnÅ lære
To loveÅ elske
To playÅ spille / leke
To readÅ lese
To seeÅ se
To smileÅ smile
To speakÅ snakke
To thinkÅ tenke
To understandÅ forstå
To workÅ arbeide / jobbe
To writeÅ skrive

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands meHan forstår meg
He understood meHan forsto / forstod meg
He will understand meHan vil forstå meg


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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Norwegian

Time Norwegian Audio
Seasonssesonger / årstider


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Daily Conversation in Norwegian

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Norwegian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Norwegian

English Norwegian Audio
I was born in Julyjeg ble født i juli
I will visit you in Augustjeg vil besøke deg i august
See you tomorrow!sees i morgen!
Today is Mondayi dag er det mandag
Winter is very cold herevinteren er veldig kald her
Yesterday was Sundayi går var det søndag
Are you married?Er du gift?
I'm singleJeg er singel / enslig
Would you marry me?Vil du gifte deg med meg?
Can I have your phone number?Kan jeg få telefonnummeret ditt?
Can I have your email?Kan jeg få din e-postaddresse

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Norwegian about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.