Comparative

Norwegian Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Norwegian. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. 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.

Comparative Form in Norwegian

Comparative Norwegian Audio
As... asSå ... som
TallerHøyere
ShorterKortere
YoungerYngre
OlderEldre
As tall as Like høy som
Taller thanHøyere enn
Shorter thanKortere enn
More beautifulVakrere
Less beautifulMindre vakker
Most beautifulVakrest
HappyGlad / lykkelig
HappierGladere / lykkeligere
HappiestGladest / lykkeligst
You are happyDu er glad / lykkelig
You are as happy as MayaDu er så glad / lykkelig som Maya
You are happier than MayaDu er gladere / lykkeligere enn Maya
You are the happiestDu er gladest / lykkeligst
GoodBra
BetterBedre
BestBest
BadDårlig
WorseVerre
WorstVerst

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Norwegian

Shopping Norwegian Audio
Can you take less?Kan du ta mindre betalt?
Do you accept credit cards?Aksepterer du kredittkort?
How much is this?Hva koster den?
I'm just lookingJeg bare titter
Only cash please!Kun kontanter, takk.
This is too expensiveDette er for dyrt
CafeKafé
CashPenger
CheapBillig
CheckSjekk
CinemaKino
Credit cardKredittkort
Expensivedyr
Gas stationBensinstasjon
MuseumMuseum
ParkingParkering
Pharmacyapotek
Supermarketsupermarked

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Norwegian

Restaurant Norwegian Audio
I'm vegetarianJeg er vegetarianer
It is very delicious!Det er veldig godt!
May we have the check please!Kan vi få regningen, vær så snill?
The bill please!Regningen, takk!
Waiter / waitress!Servitør!
What do you recommend? (to eat)Hva anbefaler du? (å spise)
What's the name of this dish?Hva heter denne retten?
Where is there a good restaurant?Hvor kan vi finne en god restaurant?
A cup ofEn kopp med
A glass ofEt glass med
Black pepperSvart pepper
Breadbrød
Dessertdessert
FoodMat
Forkgaffel
Knifekniv
MenuMeny
NapkinServiett
Platetallerken
Saladsalat
Saltsalt
Saltysalt
Soupsuppe
Spicykrydret
Spoonskje
Sweetsøt
Tablebord
Tip (money for the waiter)Tips / drinks
WaterVann

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Norwegian about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.