Welcome to the fifth Norwegian lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Norwegian to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Norwegian|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] min sønn er student
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] datteren hennes er student
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] han har en høy bror
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] hun har en høy søster
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] hans brødre er unge
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] hans søstre er unge
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Norwegian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Norwegian|
|What do you mean? hva mener du?|
|I don't understand jeg forstår ikke|
|I don't know jeg vet ikke|
|What is that called in Norwegian? hva heter det på norsk?|
|What is this? hva er dette?|
|What does that word mean in English? hva betyr det ordet på engelsk?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) unnskyld!|
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