(Script and Pronunciation) Norwegian Grammar

Norwegian Grammar

This first lesson teaches the alphabet in Norwegian. This includes the script and pronunciation. If you stay with me from start to finish, I promise you that you will learn a lot. I will try to give examples using both words and sound. That way it will be easy for you to see the letters when they are separate and when they are in a word. 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.


The alphabet is the building block of the Norwegian language. Usually it is the first thing a person should start learning, because without it, you can neither read nor write. This means that the following 30 min are going to be the most important in your learning quest. The Norwegian alphabet contains 26 letters just like English but contains 4 unofficial extra letters (ä, ö, ö and ß).

Below is the Norwegian alphabet in a table containing 3 columns: The sound of the Norwegian letters, the alphabet, examples which include the letter at the beginning, middle and at the end.

Alphabet in Norwegian

Sound Alphabet Examples


Alaska, Maria, Panama


Bravo, Alabama, Lab


Canada, Cicilia


David, Granada, Ted


Emma, Ted


Franco, Cafe, Ralf


Golf, Gym, Logo




Iglo, mini


Laura, Claudia, Brazil


Maria, Amsterdam


New York, Anita, John


Okay, Hotel, Paulo


Panama, Filipa, Top


Qatar, Iraq


Robert, Portugal, Qatar


Sam, Eskimo, Paris


Taiwan, Ontario, Janet


Uzbekistan, Lulu


Vatican, Bravo


Xray, Alexandria, Alex


Zulu, Amazon, Jazz








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The following is a table showing common sentences. We recommend for you to click on the audio of each expression to hear how it is pronounced. That way you will be able to familiarize yourself with the Norwegian alphabet.

Pronunciation in Norwegian

Pronunciation Norwegian Audio
In The Morning Om morningen
In the evening Om kvelden
At Night Om natten
Really! Virkelig!
Look! Se!
Hurry up! Skynd deg!
Some languages are hard Noen språk er vanskelige
Many students speak Korean Mange studenter snakker koreansk
How old is your sister? hvor gammel er din søster?
I love my husband jeg elsker min mann
This is my wife dette er min kone
What’s your brother called? hva heter broren din?
Where does your father work? hvor jobber din far?
Your daughter is very cute din datter er veldig søt
What time is it? Hva er klokka?
It’s 10 o’clock Klokka er 10
Give me this! Gi meg det!
I love you Jeg elsker deg
Are you free tomorrow evening? Er du ledig i morgen kveld?
I would like to invite you for dinner Jeg vil invitere deg på middag
Are you married? Er du gift?
I’m single Jeg er singel / enslig
Would you marry me? Vil du gifte deg med meg?
Can I have your phone number? Kan jeg få telefonnummeret ditt?
Can I have your email? Har du e-postadresse?
Are you okay? går det bra?
Call a doctor! Ring legen!
Call the ambulance! ring etter ambulanse!
Call the police! ring politiet!
Calm down! Ro deg ned!
Fire! Brann!
I feel sick Jeg er dårlig
It hurts here Det gjør vondt her
It’s urgent! Det haster!
Stop! Stopp!
Thief! Tyv!
Where is the closest pharmacy? hvor er nærmeste apotek?


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Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your first alphabet lesson in Norwegian. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 2. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.