(Comparative and Shopping) Norwegian Grammar

This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Norwegian. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, Contact us from the page Norwegian Classes.


This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Norwegian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Comparative Form in Norwegian

Comparative Norwegian Audio
As… as Så … som
Taller Høyere
Shorter Kortere
Younger Yngre
Older Eldre
As tall as Like høy som
Taller than Høyere enn
Shorter than Kortere enn
More beautiful Vakrere
Less beautiful Mindre vakker
Most beautiful Vakrest
Happy Glad / lykkelig
Happier Gladere / lykkeligere
Happiest Gladest / lykkeligst
You are happy Du er glad / lykkelig
You are as happy as Maya Du er så glad / lykkelig som Maya
You are happier than Maya Du er gladere / lykkeligere enn Maya
You are the happiest Du er gladest / lykkeligst
Good Bra
Better Bedre
Best Best
Bad Dårlig
Worse Verre
Worst Verst


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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Norwegian

Shopping Norwegian Audio
Can you take less? Kan du ta mindre betalt?
Do you accept credit cards? Aksepterer du kredittkort?
How much is this? Hva koster den?
I’m just looking Jeg bare titter
Only cash please! Kun kontanter, takk.
This is too expensive Dette er for dyrt
Cafe Kafé
Cash Penger
Cheap Billig
Check Sjekk
Cinema Kino
Credit card Kredittkort
Expensive dyr
Gas station Bensinstasjon
Museum Museum
Parking Parkering
Pharmacy apotek
Supermarket supermarked


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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Norwegian

Restaurant Norwegian Audio
I’m vegetarian Jeg er vegetarianer
It is very delicious! Det er veldig godt!
May we have the check please! Kan vi få regningen, vær så snill?
The bill please! Regningen, takk!
Waiter / waitress! Servitør!
What do you recommend? (to eat) Hva anbefaler du? (å spise)
What’s the name of this dish? Hva heter denne retten?
Where is there a good restaurant? Hvor kan vi finne en god restaurant?
A cup of En kopp med
A glass of Et glass med
Black pepper Svart pepper
Bread brød
Dessert dessert
Food Mat
Fork gaffel
Knife kniv
Menu Meny
Napkin Serviett
Plate tallerken
Salad salat
Salt salt
Salty salt
Soup suppe
Spicy krydret
Spoon skje
Sweet søt
Table bord
Tip (money for the waiter) Tips / drinks
Water Vann

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Norwegian about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.