Norwegian Phrases

Norwegian Phrases

Trying to find some Norwegian phrases? Below we have listed many useful expressions including: Greeting Phrases | Farewell Expressions | Holidays and Wishes | How to Introduce Yourself | Romance and Love Phrases | Solving a Misunderstanding | Asking for Directions | Emergency Survival Phrases | Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases | Daily Expressions | Cuss Words (Polite) | Writing a Letter | Short Expressions and words

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Norwegian Phrases

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English Norwegian Phrases
Greeting
Hi!Hei
Good morning!God morgen
Good afternoon!God ettermiddag (rarely used - people will say "Hei")
Good evening!God kveld
Welcome! (to greet someone)Velkommen
Hello my friend!Hei, vennen min!
How are you? (friendly)Hvordan går det
How are you? (polite)Hvordan har du det
I'm fine, thank you!Jeg har det bra!
And you? (friendly)Og med deg?
And you? (polite)Og hvordan har du det?
GoodBra
Not so goodIkke så bra
Long time no seeLenge siden sist
I missed youJeg har savnet deg
What's new?Er det noe nytt?
Nothing newNei, ikke noe nytt
Thank you (very much)!Takk skal du ha!
You're welcome! (for "thank you")Ingen årsak
My pleasureBare hyggelig
Come in! (or: enter!)Kom inn!
Make yourself at home!Slå deg ned
Farewell Expressions
Have a nice day!Ha en fin dag
Good night!God natt!
Good night and sweet dreams!God natt, sov godt!
See you later!Ser deg senere!
See you soon!Sees snart!
See you tomorrow!Sees i morgen!
Good bye!Ha det!
Have a good trip!Ha en god tur!
I have to goJeg må gå
I will be right back!Jeg kommer snart tilbake
Holidays and Wishes
Good luck!Lykke til
Happy birthday!Gratulerer med dagen!
Happy new year!Godt nytt år!
Merry Christmas!God jul!
Happy Easter!God påske!
Happy 17 of May (Constitution Day)Ha en fin søttende mai
Congratulations!Gratulerer
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit)Vær så god!
Bless you (when sneezing)Prosit!
Best wishes!Lykke til
Cheers! (or: to your health)Skål
Accept my best wishesJeg ønsker deg lykke til
How to Introduce Yourself
What's your name?Hva heter du
My name is (John Doe)Jeg heter...
Nice to meet you!Hyggelig å treffe deg
Where are you from?Hvor er du fra
I'm from (the U.S/ Norway)Jeg er fra
I'm (American/ Norwegian)Jeg er norsk
Where do you live?Hvor bor du
I live in (the U.S/ Norway)Jeg bor i Norge
Do you like it here?Liker du deg der?
Norway is a beautiful countryNorge er et vakkert land
What do you do for a living?Hva jobber du med?
I'm a (teacher/ student/ engineer)Jeg er (en lærer/en student/ingeniør)
Do you speak (English/ Norwegian)?Snakker du engelsk?
Just a littleBare litt
I like NorwegianJeg liker norsk
I'm trying to learn NorwegianJeg forsøker å lære norsk
It's a hard languageDet er et vanskelig språk
It's an easy languageDet er et lett språk
Oh! That's good!Åh! Det er bra!
Can I practice with you?Kan jeg øve meg med deg?
I will try my best to learnJeg skal gjøre mitt beste for å lære
How old are you?Hvor gammel er du?
I'm (twenty one, thirty two) years oldJeg er (tjueen, trettito) år gammel
It was nice talking to you!Hyggelig å snakke med deg
It was nice meeting you!Hyggelig å møte deg
Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss...Herr.../Fru.../frøken (is not used in modern Norwegian, - just the first name)
This is my wifeDette er min kone
This is my husbandDette er min mann
Say hi to Thomas for meHils til Thomas fra meg
Romance and Love Phrases
Are you free tomorrow evening?Er du ledig i morgen kveld?
I would like to invite you to dinnerVil du bli med meg ut å spise middag?
You look beautiful! (to a woman)Du er nydelig
You have a beautiful nameDu har et pent navn
Can you tell me more about you?Kan du fortelle meg mer om degselv?
Are you married?Er du gift?
I'm singleJeg er single
I'm marriedJeg er gift
Can I have your phone number?Kan jeg få telefonnummeret ditt?
Can I have your email?Kan jeg få e-mailadressen din?
Do you have any pictures of you?Har du noen bilder av deg selv?
Do you have children?Har du noen barn?
Would you like to go for a walk?Vil du bli med på en tur?
I like youJeg liker deg
I love youJeg elsker deg
You're very special!Du er veldig spesiell!
You're very kind!Du er veldig snill!
I'm very happyJeg er veldig lykkelig
Would you marry me?Vil du gifte deg med meg?
I'm just kiddingJeg bare tuller
I'm seriousJeg er alvorlig
My heart speaks the language of loveHjertet mitt snakker kjærlighetens språk
Solving a Misunderstanding
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!)Beklager!
Sorry (for a mistake)Unnskyld!
No problem!Ikke noe problem!
Can you repeat please?Kan du gjenta?
Can you speak slowly?Kan du snakke sakte?
Can you write it down?Kan du skrive det ned?
Did you understand what I said?Forsto du hva jeg sa?
I don't understand!Jeg forstår ikke
I don't know!Jeg vet ikke
What's that called in Norwegian?Hva heter det på norsk?
What does that word mean in English?Hva betyr det ordet på engelsk?
How do you say "thanks" in Norwegian?Hvordan sier du "takk" på norsk?
What is this?Hva er dette?
My Norwegian is badNorsken min er dårlig
Don't worry!Ikke bekymre deg
I agree with youJeg er enig med deg
Is that right?Er det riktig?
Is that wrong?Er det galt?
What should I say?Hva brude jeg si?
I just need to practiceJeg må bare øve meg
Your Norwegian is goodNorsken din er bra
I have an accentJeg har en aksent
You don't have an accentDu har ikke en aksent
Asking for Directions
Excuse me! (before asking someone)Unnskyld!
I'm lostJeg har gått meg bort
Can you help me?Kan du hjelpe meg?
Can I help you?Kan jeg hjelpe deg?
I'm not from hereJeg er ikke herfra
How can I get to (this place, this city)? Hvordan kommer jeg til..
Go straightGå rett frem
Then
Turn leftgå til venstre
Turn rightGå til høyre
Can you show me?Kan du vise meg?
I can show you!Jeg kan vise deg!
Come with me!Bli med meg!
How long does it take to get there?Hvor lang tid tar det å komme seg dit?
Downtown (city center)I sentrum
Historic center (old city)Gamlebyen
It's near hereDet er i nærheten
It's far from hereDet er langt unna
Is it within walking distance?Kan jeg gå dit?
I'm looking for Mr. SmithJeg ser etter Smith
One moment please!Ett øyeblikk!
Hold on please! (when on the phone)Et øyeblikk!
He is not hereHun (she) er ikke her
AirportFlyplass
Bus stationBussholdeplass
Train stationTogstasjon
TaxiDrosje
NearNær
FarLangt unna
Emergency Survival Phrases
Help!Hjelp!
Stop!Stopp!
Fire!Brann!
Thief!Tyv!
Run!Løp!
Watch out! (or: be alert!)Pass deg!
Call the police!Ring politiet!
Call a doctor!Ring en lege!
Call the ambulance!Ring etter ambulanse!
Are you okay?Går det bra?
I feel sickJeg er syk
I need a doctorJeg trenger en lege
AccidentUlykke
Food poisoningMatforgiftning
Where is the closest pharmacy?Hvor er det nærmeste apoteket?
It hurts hereDet gjør vondt her
It's urgent!Det er viktig!
Calm down!Ro deg ned!
You will be okay!Det kommer til å gå bra med deg!
Can you help me?Kan du hjelpe meg?
Can I help you?Kan jeg hjelpe deg?
Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases
I have a reservation (for a room)Jeg har en reservasjon
Do you have rooms available?Har du noe ledig rom
With shower / With bathroomMed dush / med bad
I would like a non-smoking roomJeg vil gjerne ha et ikke-røyker rom
What is the charge per night?Hva koster det pr. natt?
I'm here on business /on vacationJeg er her i forretninger/på ferie
DirtySkitten(t)
Cleanren(t)
Do you accept credit cards?Kan jeg betale med kredittkort?
I'd like to rent a carJeg vil gjerne leie en bil
How much will it cost?Hva vil det koste?
A table for (one / two) please!Ett bord for (en/to)!
Is this seat taken?Er det opptatt her?
I'm vegetarianJeg er vegetarianer
I don't eat porkJeg spiser ikke svin
I don't drink alcoholJeg drikker ikke alkohol
What's the name of this dish?Hva heter denne retten?
Waiter / waitress!Kelner!
Can we have the check please?Kan jeg få regningen?
It is very delicious!Det er veldig godt!
I don't like itJeg liker det ikke
Shopping Expressions
How much is this?Hva koster dette
I'm just lookingJeg bare kikker
I don't have changeJeg har ikke vekslepenger
This is too expensiveDet er for dyrt
ExpensiveDyrt
CheapBillig
Daily Expressions
What time is it?Hva er klokken
It's 3 o'clockDen er tre
Give me this!Gi meg det!
Are you sure?Er du sikker?
Take this! (when giving something)Ta denne!
It's freezing (weather)Det er kjempekaldt
It's cold (weather)Det er kaldt
It's hot (weather)Det er varmt
Do you like it?Liker du det?
I really like it!Jeg liker det veldig godt!
I'm hungryJeg er sulten
I'm thirstyJeg er tørst
He is funnyHan er morsom
In The MorningOm morgenen
In the eveningOm kvelden
At NightOm natten
Hurry up!Fort deg!
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness)Dette er noe tull
My God! (to show amazement)Guri!
Oh gosh! (when making a mistake)Gosh
It sucks! (or: this is not good)Det suger!
What's wrong with you?Hva er i veien med deg?
Are you crazy?Er du sprø?
Get lost! (or: go away!)Forsvinn!
Leave me alone!La meg være i fred!
I'm not interested!Jeg er ikke interessert!
Writing a Letter
Dear JohnKjære John
My trip was very niceJeg hadde en flott tur
The culture and people were very interestingBåde kulturen og menneskene var interessante
I had a good time with youJeg hadde det hyggelig med deg
I would love to visit your country againJeg vil gjerne besøke ditt land igjen
Don't forget to write me back from time to timeIkke glem å skrive til meg av og til
Short Expressions and words
GoodBra
BadDårlig
So-so (or: not bad not good)Sånn passe
BigStor
SmallLiten
TodayI dag
Now
TomorrowI morgen
YesterdayI går
YesJa
NoNei
FastFort
SlowSakte
HotVarm
ColdKald
ThisDette
ThatDet
HereHer
ThereDer
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me)Meg
YouDu
HimHam
HerHenne
UsOss
ThemDem
Really?Virkelig?
Look!Se!
What?Hva?
Where?Hvor?
Who?Hvem?
How?Hvordan?
When?Når?
Why?Hvorfor?
ZeroNull
OneEn
TwoTo
ThreeTre
FourFire
FiveFem
SixSeks
SevenSyv
EightÅtte
NineNi
TenTi

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