Norwegian Phrases

This page contains a table including the following: Norwegian phrases, expressions and words in Norwegian, conversation and idioms, Norwegian greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in Norwegian!

Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.

If you don't know how to say a word then check our alphabet in Norwegian which can be found on the menu above to get some help.

Norwegian Phrases


    

English Phrases Norwegian Phrases
 
English Greetings Norwegian Greetings:
Hi! Hei! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good morning! God morgon! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good evening! God kveld! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Welcome! (to greet someone) Velkomen! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How are you? Korleis har du det?/Korleis går det? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm fine, thanks! Eg har det bra, takk/ Det går bra, takk Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
And you? Enn med deg? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good/ So-So. Bra/ Passe Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Thank you (very much)! (Tusen) takk! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're welcome! (for "thank you") Ver så god!
Hey! Friend! Hei kompis! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I missed you so much! Eg har sakna deg! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's new? Noko nytt? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nothing much Ikkje stort Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night! God natt! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
See you later! Ser deg seinare!/ Talast! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good bye! Ha det bra! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Eg har gått meg bort Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can I help you? Kan eg hjelpe deg? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can you help me? Kan du hjelpe meg? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Kvar er (toalettet/apoteket)? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Gå rett fram. Så tek du til venstre/høgre. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm looking for john. Eg ser etter John / Eg leitar etter John Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One moment please! Vent litt, er du snill! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hold on please! (phone) Vent litt, er du snill!
How much is this? Kva kostar denne? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) Unnskyld, ...! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Unnskyld meg / Orsak Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Come with me! Bli med meg! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example


    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ Norwegian)? Snakkar du engelsk/ norsk? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Just a little. Berre litt Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's your name? Kva heiter du? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
My name is ... Eg heiter ... Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Herr ... / Fru ... Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nice to meet you! Kjekt å treffe deg! / Godt å sjå deg! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're very kind! Du er veldig snill
Where are you from? Kvar kjem du frå? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm from (the U.S/ Norway) Eg kjem frå ... Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (American) Eg er (amerikansk) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where do you live? Kvar bur du? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I live in (the U.S/ Norway) Eg bur i ... Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Do you like it here? Likar du deg her?
Norway is a wonderful country ... er eit fint land Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What do you do for a living? Kva jobbar du med? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I work as a (translator/ businessman) Eg jobbar som (tolk/forretningsmann) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I like Norwegian Eg likar norsk Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I've been learning Norwegian for 1 month Eg har studert norsk i ein månad. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Oh! That's good! Oi! Det er bra! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How old are you? Kor gamal er du? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. Eg er (tjue, tretti..) år gamal. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I have to go Eg må gå. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I will be right back! Kjem straks tilbake! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Lukke til! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy birthday! Gratulerer med dagen! / Til lukke med dagen! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy new year! Godt nytt år Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Merry Christmas! God jul Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Congratulations! Gratulerer / Til lukke Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Enjoy! (for meals...) Vel bekome Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Thank you! (after meals, very common in Norway) Takk for maten Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'd like to visit Norway one day Eg har lyst til å besøkje Noreg ein dag Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Say hi to John for me Hels John frå meg Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Bless you (when sneezing) Prosit Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night and sweet dreams! Godt natt og drøym søtt Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Solving a Misunderstanding
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) Unnskyld? / Orsak? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Sorry (for a mistake) Unnskyld / Beklager / Eg er lei for det Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
No Problem! Det gjer ingenting / Ikkje noko problem Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Say It Again? Kan du seia det ein gong til? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Speak Slowly? Kan du snakke sakte? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Write It Down Please! Kan du skrive det? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Understand! Eg forstår ikkje Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Know! Eg veit ikkje Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Have No Idea. Eg anar ikkje Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's That Called In Norwegian? Kva heiter det på norsk? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Does "gato" Mean In English? Kva er «katt» på engelsk? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How Do You Say "Please" In Norwegian? Korleis seier du «please» på norsk? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Is This? Kva er dette? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
My Norwegian is bad. Eg pratar ikkje bra norsk. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need to practice my Norwegian Eg må øve på norsken min. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Don't worry! Ingen grunn til bekymring! / Ikkje uro deg! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Norwegian Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Bra / Dårleg / Passe (or måteleg) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Big/ Small Stor / Liten Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Today/ Now I dag / No Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Tomorrow/ Yesterday I morgon / I går Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Yes/ No Ja / Nei Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Here you go! (when giving something) Versågod Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Do you like it? Likar du det? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I really like it! Eg likar det veldig godt! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm hungry/ thirsty. Eg er svolten / tyrst Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Om morgonen / kvelden / natta Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
This/ That. Here/There Dette (m/f: denne) / Det. Her / Der Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Me/ You. Him/ Her. Meg / Deg. Han / Henne Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Really! Er det sant? («Is that true?») Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Look! Sjå der! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hurry up! Kjapp deg! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What? Where? Kva? Kvar? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What time is it? Kor mykje er klokka? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Klokka er 10. (Also: «Ho er 10»). Klokka er halv åtte. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Give me this! Gje meg den! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I love you! Eg elskar deg Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I feel sick. Eg føler meg sjuk. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need a doctor Eg treng ein dokter. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One, Two, Three Ein, to, tre Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Four, Five, Six Fire, fem, seks Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten Sju, åtte, ni, ti Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Norwegian phrases, expressions and words. Make sure to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. If you want to practice what you have learnt here, go to Language Test.