(Feminine and Clothes) Norwegian Grammar

Norwegian Grammar

The 5th Norwegian lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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.


Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: “man”, “woman”, “Cat (fem.)”, “cat (masc.)” etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Norwegian

Feminine Norwegian Audio
Boy gutt
Girl jente
Man mann
Woman kvinne
Father far
Mother mor
Brother bror
Sister søster
Actor Skuespiller
Actress Skuespillerinne
Cat (Masc.) Hankatt
Cat (Fem.) Hunkatt

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Norwegian sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Norwegian Gender in a Sentence

English Norwegian Audio
He is tall Han er høy
She is tall Hun er kort
He is a short man Han er en kort mann
She is a short woman Hun er en kort kvinne
He is German Han er tysk
She is German Hun er tysk
Japanese men are friendly Japanske menn er vennlige
Japanese women are friendly Japanske kvinner er vennlige


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Norwegian

Clothes Norwegian Audio
Belt belte
Clothes Klær
Coat frakk
Dress kjole
Glasses briller
Gloves hansker / votter
Hat hatt
Jacket jakke
Pants (Trousers) bukser
Ring ring
Shirt skjorte
Shoes sko
Socks sokker
Suit dress
Sweater genser
Tie slips
Umbrella paraply
Underwear undertøy
Wallet lommebok
Watch klokke / ur


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Daily Conversation in Norwegian

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Norwegian Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Norwegian

Do you like my dress? liker du kjolen min?
I lost my socks jeg mistet sokkene mine
It looks good on you Den er fin til deg
She has a beautiful ring hun har en flott ring
These pants (trousers) are long disse buksene er lange
These shoes are small disse skoene er små
Where are you from? Hvor kommer du fra?
I’m from the U.S Jeg er fra U.S.A
I’m American Jeg er amerikansk
Where do you live? Hvor bor du?
I live in the U.S Jeg bor i U.S.A
Do you like it here? Trives du her?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: It has been estimated that the number of actively spoken languages in the world today is about 6,000..

Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Norwegian about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.