(Nouns and Jobs) Norwegian Grammar

This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Norwegian which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs and finally some common phrases. 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.


Nouns are the most used words in Norwegian. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. 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.

Nouns in Norwegian

Nouns Norwegian Audio
Cat katt
Dog hund
Woman kvinne
Women kvinner
Mother mor
Sister søster
Shoes sko
Socks sokker
Book bok
Books bøker
Stars Stjerner
Sun Sol

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Norwegian Nouns in a Sentence

English Norwegian Audio
I have a dog Jeg har en hund
I speak Italian Jeg snakker italiensk
I live in America Jeg bor i Amerika
This is my wife Dette er min kone
This is my husband Dette er min mann
Can you close the door? Kan du lukke døren?


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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Norwegian. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Norwegian

Actor skuespiller
Actress skuespillerinne
Artist artist / kunstner
Businessman forretningsmann
Doctor lege
Engineer ingeniør
Nurse sykepleier
Policeman politimann
Singer sanger
Student student
Teacher lærer
Translator oversetter


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Daily Conversation in Norwegian

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Norwegian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Norwegian

English Norwegian Audio
He is a policeman han er politi
I have a long experience jeg har lang erfaring
I’m a new employee jeg er nyansatt
I’m an artist jeg er en artist / kunstner
I’m looking for a job jeg ser etter jobb
She is a singer hun er sanger
What’s that called in French? Hva er det på fransk?
I have a reservation Jeg har en reservasjon
I have to go Jeg må gå
Where do you live? Hvor bor du?
Spanish is easy to learn Spansk er lett å lære

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Norwegian about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.