Easiest English Phrases For Norwegian

Easiest English Phrases For Norwegian feature words similar to Norwegian that will enable you to understand what is meant.

Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to Norwegian to help you figure out its meaning.

After single words in English spelled like Norwegian, a good next step is short phrases of several words similar to Norwegian.

To keep it easiest, these are phrases but not sentences, as are in Phrase Books for Travel. Sentences may have too many words to deal with when you are just beginning.

The English version is placed first to get you in the habit of looking for and recognizing English words similar to ones in your own language and deducing what the English words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

From the key words similar to Norwegian you should be able to make out the meanings of the other English connecting words that are not similar to Norwegian. Use the words similar to Norwegian as clues to the meanings of the other English words.

Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar English word. Many are like phrases in Norwegian that express ideas you have said or heard often before.

These phrases in English are followed by the Norwegian words that would be a good guess using as clues the English words similar to Norwegian. So as a result these are rough translations of the English phrases, which may not be the exact meanings, but will be close enough that you could deduce what is meant.

After the English and Norwegian versions of each phrase is the pronunciation of the Norwegian phrase.

The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use on your trip to an English speaking country, you can try to pronounce them, which is not easiest.

Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. Try to guess what each English phrase means without looking at the rough Norwegian version. See how far down the list you can get.

[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like Norwegian are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]




allergic to antibiotics -- allergisk mot antibiotika

allergic to gluten -- allergisk mot gluten -- [‘gluten’]

allergic to nuts -- allergisk mot nøtter

allergic to penicillin -- allergisk mot penicillin

camp here -- campe her

classical music -- klassisk musikk

coffee with sugar -- kaffe med sukker

come in -- komme inn -- [‘inn’]

fix the toilet -- fikset toalettet

fix the TV -- fikset TVen

from the USA -- fra USA

glass of juice -- glass juice

glass of soda -- glass soda

help me -- hjelpe meg

hold the door -- holde dora

how long -- hvor lang

number of the hotel -- nummeret til hotellet

open the door -- åpne dora

over night -- over natten

package over night -- pahkke over natten

per day -- per dag

per kilometer -- per kilometer

per night -- per natt

present my colleague -- presentere min kollega

see the menu -- se menyen

send a fax -- sende faks -- [‘faks’]

send a packet -- sende en pakke

service included -- service inkludert -- [‘service’]

stop here -- stoppe her -- [‘stoppe’]

study English -- studerer engelsk

tea with milk -- te med melk

wake me -- vekke meg

where are -- hvor er -- [‘er’]



In some cases a single word in Norwegian is similar to an English phrase -- with an English phrase equal to a Norwegian word.


aluminum foil -- aluminiumsfolie

bus station -- busstasjonen

camping place -- campingplass

caramel pudding -- karamellpudding -- [‘caramel pudding’]

clothes boutique -- klesbutikk

conference center -- konferansesenteret

double room --dobbeltrom

fax number -- faksnummeret -- [‘faks’]

folk music --folkemusikk

grapefruit juice -- grapefrukjuice

handicap toilet -- handikaptoalett

iced tea -- isteh

internet café -- internettkafé -- [‘internett café’]

lactose intolerant -- laktoseintolerant

milk products -- melkeprodukter

nail salon -- neglesalong

national park -- nasjonalparken

police station -- politistasjonen

room service -- romservice

sightseeing tour -- sightseeingtur -- [‘sightseeing’]

telephone number -- telefonnummeret -- [‘telephone’]

toilet paper -- toalettpapir

washing machine -- vaskemaskinen



Some English phrases have words in a different order than they would be in Norwegian, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following phrases mean.


six o’clock -- klokken seks

nine o’clock -- klokken ni

eleven o’clock -- klokken elleve

twelve o’clock -- klokken tolv



For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest English Sentences for Norwegian, where some of these same phrases appear in easy English sentences.

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