Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Norwegian. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Norwegian.
Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Norwegian conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:
|I speak English||jeg snakker engelsk|
|you speak French||du snakker fransk|
|he speaks German||han snakker tysk|
|she speaks Italian||hun snakker italiensk|
|we speak Arabic||vi snakker arabisk|
|they speak Chinese||de snakker kinesisk|
The past tense in Norwegian conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:
|I visited France||jeg besøkte frankrike|
|you visited Italy||du besøkte italia|
|he visited Morocco||han besøkte marokko|
|she visited China||hun besøkte kina|
|we visited Mexico||vi besøkte mexico|
|they visited Kenya||de besøkte kenya|
The future tense in Norwegian conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:
Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.
Travel Phrases in Norwegian
Imagine yourself in some Norwegian speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!
|Can you help me?||kan du hjelpe meg?|
|Can I help you?||kan jeg hjelpe deg?|
|Where is the airport?||hvor er flyplassen?|
|Go straight||gå rett frem|
|Turn left||gå til venstre|
|Turn right||gå til høyre|
I hope this lesson about the verbs in Norwegian was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.
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