Norwegian Spelled Like English Somewhat

Norwegian Spelled Like English Somewhat are words similar to English, but spelled somewhat differently than English -- although easily recognizable as clearly related to English.

After Norwegian Spelled Like English, the next easiest for English speakers are these Norwegian Words Spelled Somewhat Like English.

The foreign version is placed first to encourage you to look for and recognize foreign words similar to ones in English -- and deduce what the foreign words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

Norwegian words pronounced like English are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: kafé [‘café’] in the following pronunciation guide.

To keep Norwegian pronunciation easiest, Norwegian words are shown to have a similar pronunciation to English if the stress is on the same syllable, and the letters are pronounced enough alike that Norwegian people will probably understand what you mean if you pronounce those words as you do in English.

Later you can listen to how Norwegian people pronounce them, and try to mimic any small differences in pronunciation to make them sound more authentically Norwegian.

An easiest introduction to Norwegian pronunciation is to pronounce each of these Norwegian words spelled somewhat like English. By hearing how the Norwegian pronunciation is somewhat similar to and somewhat different from the English pronunciation you are familiar with, you will begin to get an understanding of the Norwegian pronunciation system.

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Norwegian Spelled Somewhat Like English

NORWEGIAN -- ENGLISH -- [SAY NORWEGIAN]

adresse -- address -- [ahd-REHS-suh]

akupunktur -- acupuncture -- [‘acupuncture’]

allergisk -- allergic -- [ah-LEHR-gihsk]

antibiotika -- antibiotics -- [ahn-tih-bih-OO-tih-kah]

appetitt -- appetite -- [‘appetite’]

aromaterapi -- aromatherapy -- [‘aromatherapy’]

aspargus -- asparagus -- [‘asparagus’]

astma -- asthma -- [AHST-mah]

bakeri -- bakery -- [bah-kuhr-EE]

batteri -- battery -- [‘battery’]

brokkoli -- broccoli -- [‘broccoli’]

buss -- bus -- [‘bus’]

butikk -- boutique -- [‘boutique’]

campe -- camp (v) -- [KEHM-puh]

dag -- day -- [dahg]

diabetiker -- diabetic -- [dih-ah-BEH-tihk-uhr]

diarré -- diarrhea -- [dih-ah-REH]

diskotek -- disco[theque] -- [dihs-ku-TEHK]

dør -- door -- [‘door’]

drikke -- drink (v) -- [DRIHK-kuh]

ekspress -- express -- [‘express’]

ekstra -- extra -- [‘extra’]

elleve -- eleven -- [EHL-vuh]

en -- an -- [‘an’]

engelsk -- English -- [EHNG-ehlsk]

er -- are -- [‘are’]

fakse -- fax (v) -- [‘fax’]

feber -- fever -- [FEH-buhr]

fontene -- fountain -- [fon-TEH-nuh]

fra -- from -- [frah]

grapefrukt -- grapefruit -- [‘grapefruit’]

hallo -- hello -- [hah-LOO]

handikap -- handicap -- [‘handicap’]

Hei! -- Hay! (Hi!) -- [‘hay’]

her -- here -- [har]

hjelp -- help -- [yehlp]

hotell -- hotel -- [‘hotel’]

in -- inn -- [‘in’]

informasjon -- information -- [ihn-fohr-mah-SHOON]

inkludert -- included -- [ing-klew-DEHRT]

insekt -- insect -- [‘insect’]

interessant -- interesting -- [ihn-tuh-rehs-SAHNGT]

interessert -- interested -- [ihn-truhs-SEHRT]

internett -- internet -- [‘internet’]

kafé -- café -- [‘café’]

kaffe -- coffee -- [‘coffee’]

kald -- cold -- [kahlt]

kamera -- camera -- [‘camera’]

kan -- can (v) -- [‘can’]

karamell -- caramel -- [‘caramel’]

kaviar -- caviar -- [‘caviar’]

klassisk -- classical -- [KLAHS-sihsk]

komme -- come -- [KOHM-muh]

kompott -- compote -- [‘compote’]

konferanse -- conference -- [kohn-fehr-AHNG-suh]

konjakk -- cognac -- [‘cognac’]

konsert -- concert -- [kohn-SEHRT]

kontact -- contact (lens) -- [‘contact’]

kopi -- copy -- [‘copy’]

kopier -- copier -- [‘copier’]

koste – cost (v) -- [KOHS-tuh]

kreditt -- credit -- [‘credit’]

krystall -- crystal -- [‘crystal’]

kysse -- kiss (v) -- [khuis-suh]

lang -- long -- [lang]

likør -- liqueur -- [‘liqueur’]

meny -- menu -- [meh-NUI]

makrell -- mackerel -- [‘mackerel’]

manikyr -- manicure -- [‘manicure’]

maskin -- machine -- [‘machine’]

melk -- milk -- [‘milk’]

menn -- men -- [‘men’]

midnatt -- midnight -- [MIHD-naht]

morgen -- morning -- [MAW-ruhn]

motorsykkel -- motorcycle -- [‘motorcycle’]

musikk -- music -- [mew-SIHK]

nasjonal -- national -- [‘national’]

natt -- night -- [naht]

nattclub -- nightclub -- [NAHT-klewb]

nektarin -- nectarine -- [‘nectarine’]

ni -- nine -- [nee]

nummer -- number -- [NUM-muhr]

omelett -- omelet -- [‘omelet’]

østers -- oysters -- [‘oysters’]

pakke -- package -- [PAHK-kuh]

pakke -- pack (v) -- [PAHK-kuh]

parkere -- park (v) -- [pahr-KEH-ruh]

presse -- press (iron) -- [PREHS-suh]

rapport -- report -- [‘report’]

reaksjon -- reaction -- [‘reaction’]

reinsdyr -- reindeer -- [‘reindeer’]

reparere -- repair -- [reh-pah-REH-ruh]

rom -- rum -- [‘rum’]

romantisk -- romantic -- [ru-MAHN-tihsk]

rom -- room -- [‘room’]

salat -- salad -- [‘salad’]

sardin -- sardine -- [‘sardine’]

se -- see -- [seh]

seks -- six -- [sehks]

selleri -- celery -- [‘celery’]

sende -- send -- [SEH-nuh]

sjampo -- shampo -- [‘shampo’]

sjekk -- check (v) -- [shehk]

stadion -- stadium -- [STAHD-yohn]

stoppe -- stop (v) -- [STOHP-puh]

studere -- study (v) -- [stew-DEH-ruh]

sufflé -- soufflé -- [‘soufflé’]

supermarked -- supermarket -- [SOO-puhr-mahr-kuhd]

syk -- sick -- [suik]

synagoge -- synagogue -- [sui-nah-GOO-guh]

tekst -- text -- [‘text’]

telefon -- telephone -- [‘telephone’]

toalett -- toilet -- [tu-ah-LEHT]

tolv -- twelve -- [tohl]

too -- two -- [‘two’]

tur -- tour -- [‘tour’]

turist -- tourist -- [‘tourist’]

varme -- warm (v) -- [VAHR-muh]

vegetarianer -- vegetarian -- [veh-guh-tahr-ih-AH-nuhr]

vekke -- wake (v) -- [VEHK-kuh]

vermut -- vermouth -- [‘vermouth’]

virke – work (function) (v) -- [VIHR-kuhr]

yoghurt -- yogurt -- [‘yogurt’]

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FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Norwegian Phrases where some of these same Norwegian words appear in phrases similar to English.

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Most foreign words related to English are spelled differently than English, but are still easy to recognize as related to English.

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Norwegian Phrases where some of these same Norwegian words appear in phrases similar to English.

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