Norwegian Gender

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.

man
man Audio
mann
woman
woman Audio
kvinne
husband
husband Audio
ektemann
wife
wife Audio
kone
boy
boy Audio
gutt
girl
girl Audio
jente
father
father Audio
far
mother
mother Audio
mor

Gender Grammar Rules

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 Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
datteren hennes er student Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
han har en høy bror Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
hun har en høy søster Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
hans brødre er unge Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
hans søstre er unge Audio

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.

son
son Audio
sønn
daughter
daughter Audio
datter
brother
brother Audio
bror
sister
sister Audio
søster
grandfather
grandfather Audio
bestefar
grandmother
grandmother Audio
bestemor
child
child Audio
barn
children
children Audio
barn

Expressions in Norwegian

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? Audio
I don't understand
jeg forstår ikke Audio
I don't know
jeg vet ikke Audio
What is that called in Norwegian?
hva heter det på norsk? Audio
What is this?
hva er dette? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
hva betyr det ordet på engelsk? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
unnskyld! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Norwegian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Norwegian Plural   Norwegian Plural

Norwegian Numbers   Norwegian Numbers



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