Norwegian Adjectives

Norwegian adjectives are declined by comparison, as in many other languages, and also by number and gender when the argument is definite. An English example of a definite argument is «the grass is green». In English, the adjective doesn't change with definition, but it does in Norwegian. In the example below, the adjective «grøn» (English «green») is shown.

Norwegian Adjectives


Norwegian Adjectives

Positive

Comparative

Superlative

Masculine

Feminine

Neuter

Plural

 

 

Grøn

Grøn

Grønt

Grøne

Grønare

Grønast




This means that the English sentence above would be «Graset er grønt» in Norwegian.

When an adjective or a numeral is used with a definite noun, eg. «The red house», Norwegian has double definiteness. That means that a definite article is placed both before and after the noun, and the sentence in Norwegian becomes «Det raude huset» (articles in italic). This is a feature unique to Norwegian. You'll hear this a lot in Norway, so it is useful to know what the Norwegians are actually saying and why.

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Norwegian Adjectives, consonants and vowels. Try to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. Make sure to check our Learn Norwegian page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.