Phrases

Norwegian Phrases (Common Expressions)

Duration: 30 min

This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Norwegian. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each 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.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Norwegian

Phrases Norwegian Audio
How are you? (informal)Hvordan har du det?
How are you? (formal)Hvordan har du det?
What's up? (colloquial) Hva skjer?
I'm fine, thank you!Jeg har det bra, takk!
Hi!Hei!
Good morning!God morgen!
Good afternoon!God ettermiddag!
Good evening!God kveld!
And you? (informal)Og du?
And you? (formal)Hva med deg?
GoodBra
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
Welcome!Velkommen!
Do you like it here?Trives du her?
See you later!Ser deg senere!
Thank you very much!Tusen takk!
I really like it!Jeg liker det kjempegodt!
Happyglad / lykkelig
Sadtrist
Thank you!Takk!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")Ingen årsak / bare hyggelig
Have a nice day!Ha en fin dag!
Good night!God natt!
Have a good trip!God tur!
It was nice talking to you!Det var hyggelig å snakke med deg!
Am I right or wrong?Har jeg rett eller tar jeg feil?
Is he younger or older than you?Er han yngre eller endre enn deg?
Is the test easy or difficult?Er testen lett eller vanskelig?
Is this book new or old?Er dette en ny eller gammel bok?
This is so expensiveDette er veldig dyrt

More Sentences

English Norwegian Audio
Languages
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
Origins
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
Countries
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
Can I practice Italian with you?Can jeg øve italiensk med deg?
I speak French but with an accentJeg snakker fransk, men med en aksent
I was born in MiamiJeg ble født i Miami
I'm from JapanJeg er fra Japan
The letter is inside the bookBokstavene er inni boken
The pen is under the deskPennen er under pulten
DirectionsAnvisninger
Can I help you?Kan jeg hjelpe deg?
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 straightGå 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 lostJeg har gått meg bort
I'm not from hereJeg er ikke herfra
It's far from hereDet er langt herifra
It's near hereDet er nært her
One moment please!Ett øyeblikk, takk!
Turn leftGå til venstre
Turn rightGå til høyre

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Here are the rest of the Norwegian phrases: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.