(Negation and Human Body) Norwegian Grammar

Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Norwegian which is negation. I’m also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.


Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as “no”, “never” “nothing” etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation expressions 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.

Negation in Norwegian

Negation Norwegian Audio
No Ingen
Nothing Ingenting
Not yet Ikke ennå
No one Ingen
No longer Ikkje lengre
Never aldri
Cannot Kan ikke
Should not Burde ikke

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions 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 Negation in a Sentence

English Norwegian Audio
Don’t worry! Ikke bekymre deg!
I cannot remember the word Jeg husker ikke ordet
I do not speak Japanese Jeg snakker ikke japansk
I don’t know! Jeg vet ikke!
I’m not fluent in Italian yet Jeg er ikke flytende i italiensk ennå
I’m not interested! Jeg er ikke interessert!
No one here speaks Greek Ingen her snakker gresk
No problem! Ikke noe problem!
This is not correct Dette er ikkje riktig
This is wrong Dette er galt
We don’t understand Vi forstår ikke
You should not forget this word Du burde ikke glemme dette ordet


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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Norwegian

Body Norwegian Audio
Arm arm
Back rygg
Chest brystkasse / bryst
Ear øre
Eye øye
Face ansikt
Feet føtter
Fingers fingre
Hair hår
Hand hånd
Head hode
Heart hjerte
Leg bein / fot
Mouth munn
Neck nakke
Nose nese
Shoulder skulder
Stomach mage
Teeth tenner
Tongue tunge


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Daily Conversation in Norwegian

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Norwegian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Norwegian

English Norwegian Audio
He feels with his hand han føler med hånden
I smell with my nose jeg lukter med nesen
She has beautiful eyes hun har vakre øyne
She tastes with her tongue hun smaker med tungen
We see with our eyes vi ser med øynene våre
You hear with your ears du hører med ørene
How old are you? Hvor gammel er du?
I’m (twenty, thirty…) Years old Jeg er (tyve, tredve…) år gammel
Are you married? Er du gift?
Do you have children? Har du barn?
I have to go Jeg må gå
I will be right back! Jeg er straks tilbake!

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Norwegian about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.