(Verbs and Time) Norwegian Grammar

This is the 12th lesson about Norwegian verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple 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.


Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). 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.

Verbs List in Norwegian

Verbs Norwegian Audio
To drive Å kjøre
To find Å finne
To give Å gi
To have Å ha
To know Å vite
To learn Å lære
To love Å elske
To play Å spille / leke
To read Å lese
To see Å se
To smile Å smile
To speak Å snakke
To think Å tenke
To understand Å forstå
To work Å arbeide / jobbe
To write Å skrive

Here is an example of the verb “to understand” conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb “to understand” in a Sentence

He understands me Han forstår meg
He understood me Han forsto / forstod meg
He will understand me Han vil forstå meg


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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Norwegian

Time Norwegian Audio
Days Dager
Monday mandag
Tuesday tirsdag
Wednesday onsdag
Thursday torsdag
Friday fredag
Saturday lørdag
Sunday søndag
January januar
February februar
March mars
April april
May mai
June juni
July juli
August august
September september
October oktober
November november
December desember
Autumn høst
Winter vinter
Spring vår
Summer sommer
Seasons sesonger / årstider
Months måneder
Time tid
Hour time
Minute minutt
Second sekund


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Daily Conversation in Norwegian

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Norwegian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Norwegian

English Norwegian Audio
I was born in July jeg ble født i juli
I will visit you in August jeg vil besøke deg i august
See you tomorrow! sees i morgen!
Today is Monday i dag er det mandag
Winter is very cold here vinteren er veldig kald her
Yesterday was Sunday i går var det søndag
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? Kan jeg få din e-postaddresse

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Norwegian about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Norwegian Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Norwegian homepage.