Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Norwegian conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Norwegian“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishNorwegianPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) bevære
(to) haveha
(to) do / (to) makegjøre
can / (to) know how tokan
(to) know (how)vite
(to) know / (to) be acquainted withkjenne
(to) understandforstå
(to) speak / (to) talksnakke
(to) listen tohøre
(to) hearhøre
(to) seese
(to) feelføle
(to) liveleve
(to) wantville
(to) needtrenge
(to) likelike
(to) loveelske
(to) givegi
(to) taketa
(to) playspille
(to) laughle
(to) comekomme
(to) go
(to) go (by…)dra
(to) writeskrive
(to) readlese
(to) counttelle
(to) pronounceuttale
(to) spellstave
(to) conjugatekonjugere
(to) rememberhuske
(to) forgetglemme
(to) eatspise
(to) tryprøve
(to) usebruke
(to) openåpne
(to) closelukke
(to) greet / (to) welcomehilse
(to) beginbegynne
(to) endende
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