Norwegian Verbs

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:

Present Tense
Norwegian
I speak English
jeg snakker engelsk Audio
you speak French
du snakker fransk Audio
he speaks German
han snakker tysk Audio
she speaks Italian
hun snakker italiensk Audio
we speak Arabic
vi snakker arabisk Audio
they speak Chinese
de snakker kinesisk Audio

The past tense in Norwegian conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Norwegian
I visited France
jeg besøkte frankrike Audio
you visited Italy
du besøkte italia Audio
he visited Morocco
han besøkte marokko Audio
she visited China
hun besøkte kina Audio
we visited Mexico
vi besøkte mexico Audio
they visited Kenya
de besøkte kenya Audio

The future tense in Norwegian conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Norwegian
I will drink milk
jeg vil drikke melk Audio
you will drink coffee
du ønsker å drikke kaffe Audio
he will drink tea
han skal drikke te Audio
she will drink water
hun skal drikke vann Audio
we will drink apple juice
vi ønsker å drikke eplesaft Audio
they will drink tea
de ønsker å drikke te Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
øre
eye
eye Audio
øye
mouth
mouth Audio
munn
nose
nose Audio
nese
hair
hair Audio
hår
face
face Audio
ansikt
head
head Audio
hode
heart
heart Audio
hjerte
hand
hand Audio
hånd
fingers
fingers Audio
fingre
leg
leg Audio
bein/fot
feet
feet Audio
føtter

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!

English
Norwegian
Can you help me?
kan du hjelpe meg? Audio
Can I help you?
kan jeg hjelpe deg? Audio
Where is the airport?
hvor er flyplassen? Audio
Go straight
gå rett frem Audio
Then
Audio
Turn left
gå til venstre Audio
Turn right
gå til høyre Audio

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.

Norwegian Vocabulary   Norwegian Vocabulary

Norwegian Audio   Norwegian Audio



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