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.]
EASIEST ENGLISH PHRASES
ENGLISH -- NORWEGIAN -- [SAY NORWEGIAN]
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’]
SEPARATE WORDS IN ENGLISH
In some cases a single word in Norwegian is similar to an English phrase -- with an English phrase equal to a Norwegian word.