Norwegian Lesson 3 (Plural and Languages)

Duration: 30 mins

The 3rd lesson is about the plural in Norwegian and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. 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.


Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".

Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. 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.

Singular vs. Plural in Norwegian

English Norwegian Audio

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Norwegian sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.

Singular vs. Plural in a Sentence

English Norwegian Audio
We speak two languagesVi snakker to språk
They speak four languagesDe snakker fire språk
I visited one countryJeg besøkte ett land
She visited three countriesHun besøkte tre land
She has one sisterHun har en søster
He has two sistersHan har to søstre


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Vocabulary List about Languages, Nationalities, and Countries

Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.

Languages Nationalities and Countries List in Norwegian

English Norwegian Audio
Arabic (language)arabisk
Moroccan (nationality)Marockansk
Morocco (country)marokko
Brazilian (language)Brasilsk
Brazilian (nationality)Brasilsk
Brazil (country)Brasil
Chinese (language)kinesisk
Chinese (nationality)Kinesisk
China (country)kina
English (language)engelsk
British (nationality)Britisk
Britain (country)Storbritannia
American (nationality)Amerikansk
America (country)Amerika
French (language)fransk
French (nationality)Fransk
France (country)frankrike
German (language)tysk
German (nationality)Tysk
Germany (country)tyskland
Greek (language)gresk
Greek (nationality)Gresk
Greece (country)hellas
Hindi (language)hindi
Indian (nationality)Indisk
India (country)india
Irish (language)Irsk
Irish (nationality)Irsk
Ireland (country)Irland
Italian (language)italiensk
Italian (nationality)Italiensk
Italy (country)italia
Japanese (language)japansk
Japanese (nationality)Japansk
Japan (country)japan
Korean (language)Koreansk
Korean (nationality)Koreansk
Korea (country)Korea
Persian (language)Persisk
Iranian (nationality)Iransk
Iran (country)Iran
Portuguese (language)Portugisisk
Portuguese (nationality)Portugisisk
Portugal (country)Portugal
Russian (language)russisk
Russian (nationality)Russisk
Russia (country)russland
Spanish (language)spansk
Spanish (nationality)Spansk
Spain (country)spania


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Daily Conversation in Norwegian

Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Norwegian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Norwegian

English Norwegian Audio
I don't speak KoreanJeg snakker ikke koreansk
I love the Japanese languageJeg elsker det japanske språket
I speak ItalianJeg snakker italiensk
I want to learn SpanishJeg har lyst til å lære spansk
My mother tongue is GermanMitt morsmål er tysk
Spanish is easy to learnSpansk er lett å lære
He has a Moroccan rugJeg har et marockansk teppe
I have an American carJeg har en amerikansk bil
I love French cheeseJeg elsker fransk ost
I'm ItalianJeg er italiensk
My father is GreekMin far er gresk
My wife is KoreanMin kone er koreansk
Have you ever been to India?Har du vært i India?
I came from SpainJeg kommer fra Spania
I live in AmericaJeg bor i Amerika
I want to go to GermanyJeg vil reise til Tyskland
I was born in ItalyJeg ble født i Italia
Japan is a beautiful countryJapan er et vakkert land
Long time no seeLenge siden sist
I missed youJeg savnet deg
What's new?Hva er nytt?
Nothing newIntet nytt
Make yourself at home!Føl deg som hjemme!
Have a good tripHa en god tur

Fun Facts

Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.

Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in Norwegian about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.