This first lesson teaches many important aspect of Norwegian like prepositions, vocabulary list about directions and finally common phrases about how to introduce yourself. 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.
Prepositions are used in almost every sentence. They can be a great tool to link words with each other. For example by simply knowing how to use "to", "with", "from", "after" you can expand your conversation scope. In short, a preposition describes a relationship between words in a sentence, for example: I agree with you.
Below is a list of 27 prepositions 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.
|In front of||foran|
|On top of||på toppen av|
|About (in regards to)||om|
|As (similar to)||som|
|Instead of||i stedet for|
Now we will try to implement some of the prepositions above into full Norwegian sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|Can I practice Italian with you?||Can jeg øve italiensk med deg?|
|I speak French but with an accent||Jeg snakker fransk, men med en aksent|
|I was born in Miami||Jeg ble født i Miami|
|I'm from Japan||Jeg er fra Japan|
|The letter is inside the book||Bokstavene er inni boken|
|The pen is under the desk||Pennen er under pulten|
|Can I help you?||Kan jeg hjelpe deg?|
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Below is a list of 28 words and sentences related to directions that you might need when lost or asking for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to travel from point A to point B by following directions.
|Can you help me?||Kan du hjelpe meg?|
|Can you show me?||Kan du vise meg?|
|Come with me!||Bli med meg!|
|Downtown (city center)||Sentrum|
|Excuse me! (to ask someone)||Unnskyld meg!|
|Go straight||Gå rett frem|
|How can I get to the museum?||Hvordan kan jeg komme meg til museumet?|
|How long does it take to get there?||Hvor lang tid tar det å komme seg dit?|
|I'm lost||Jeg har gått meg bort|
|I'm not from here||Jeg er ikke herfra|
|It's far from here||Det er langt herifra|
|It's near here||Det er nært her|
|One moment please!||Ett øyeblikk, takk!|
|Turn left||Gå til venstre|
|Turn right||Gå til høyre|
|To drive||Å kjøre|
|To turn||Å snu|
|To walk||Å gå|
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Finally, a couple sentences to help you know how to introduce yourself in Norwegian. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Norwegian Phrases page. Enjoy!
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Congratulations! You finished your 4th lesson in Norwegian about prepositions, and directions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 5. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.