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Useful words and phrases for tourists in Norway

Learn som basic Norwegian words before you travel.

Yes = Ja
No = Nei
Thank you = Takk
Please = Vær så snill
Excuse me = Unnskyld meg
Hello = Hallo
Goodbye = Ha det
I do not understand = Jeg forstår ikke

Where is ...? = Hvor er ...?
How much is the fare? = Hvor mye koster billetten?
One ticket to ..., please. = En billett til ..., takk.
Train = Tog
Bus = Buss
Underground/tube/metro = T-bane
Tram = Trikk
Train station = Jernbanestasjon
Bus station = Busstasjon
Airport = Flyplass

I would like to buy... = Jeg vil gjerne kjøpe...
How much does this cost? = Hvor mye koster dette?
Do you have...? = Har du...?
Do you accept credit cards? = Tar dere kredittkort?
Tourist Information = Turistinformasjon
Police station = Politistasjon
Hospital = Sykehus
Store/shop = Butikk

One = En
Two = To
Three = Tre
Four = Fire
Five = Fem
Six = Seks
Seven = Syv
Eight = Åtte
Nine = Ni
Ten = Ti

Day = Dag
Week = Uke
Month = Måned
Year = År
Today = I dag
Yesterday = I går
Tomorrow = I morgen

Monday = Mandag
Tuesday = Tirsdag
Wednesday = Onsdag
Thursday = Torsdag
Friday = Fredag
Saturday = Lørdag
Sunday = Søndag

Norwegian pronounciation

A as in father
E as in wedding
I as in meat
U as in hood
Æ as in mad
Ø as in blurt
Å as in hall

Special Norwegian pronunciations: 
KJ, KI and KY make a soft k-sound without actually blocking the throat, so that the air makes a sound as it squeezes out. 
SJ, SKY, SKJ and SKI as in shop
J as in yes
R is a little more "sharp" than in English 

The Norwegian alphabet

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Æ Ø Å

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Last updated:  2013-02-22
Couple in Trøndelag, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
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Couple reading in Trøndelag, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Useful words and phrases for tourists in Norway

Learn som basic Norwegian words before you travel.

Useful words and phrases for tourists in Norway

Source: Visitnorway

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