Feminine

Norwegian Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

The 5th Norwegian lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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.

Feminine

Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Norwegian

Feminine Norwegian Audio
Boygutt
Girljente
Manmann
Womankvinne
Fatherfar
Mothermor
Brotherbror
Sistersøster
ActorSkuespiller
ActressSkuespillerinne
Cat (Masc.)Hankatt
Cat (Fem.)Hunkatt

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Norwegian sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Norwegian Gender in a Sentence

English Norwegian Audio
He is tallHan er høy
She is tallHun er kort
He is a short manHan er en kort mann
She is a short womanHun er en kort kvinne
He is GermanHan er tysk
She is GermanHun er tysk
Japanese men are friendlyJapanske menn er vennlige
Japanese women are friendlyJapanske kvinner er vennlige

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Norwegian

Clothes Norwegian Audio
Beltbelte
ClothesKlær
Coatfrakk
Dresskjole
Glassesbriller
Gloveshansker / votter
Hathatt
Jacketjakke
Pants (Trousers)bukser
Ringring
Shirtskjorte
Shoessko
Sockssokker
Suitdress
Sweatergenser
Tieslips
Umbrellaparaply
Underwearundertøy
Walletlommebok
Watchklokke / ur

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Daily Conversation in Norwegian

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Norwegian Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Norwegian

Do you like my dress?liker du kjolen min?
I lost my socksjeg mistet sokkene mine
It looks good on youDen er fin til deg
She has a beautiful ringhun har en flott ring
These pants (trousers) are longdisse buksene er lange
These shoes are smalldisse skoene er små
Where are you from?Hvor kommer du fra?
I'm from the U.SJeg er fra U.S.A
I'm AmericanJeg er amerikansk
Where do you live?Hvor bor du?
I live in the U.SJeg bor i U.S.A
Do you like it here?Trives du her?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: It has been estimated that the number of actively spoken languages in the world today is about 6,000..

Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Norwegian about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.