Basic Norwegian Verbs

Basic Norwegian Verbs 2017-03-20T16:47:04+00:00

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) be
være
(to) have
ha
(to) do / (to) make
gjøre
can / (to) know how to
kan
(to) know (how)
vite
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
kjenne
(to) understand
forstå
(to) speak / (to) talk
snakke
(to) listen to
høre
(to) hear
høre
(to) see
se
(to) feel
føle
(to) live
leve
(to) want
ville
(to) need
trenge
(to) like
like
(to) love
elske
(to) give
gi
(to) take
ta
(to) play
spille
(to) laugh
le
(to) come
komme
(to) go
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
dra
(to) write
skrive
(to) read
lese
(to) count
telle
(to) pronounce
uttale
(to) spell
stave
(to) conjugate
konjugere
(to) remember
huske
(to) forget
glemme
(to) eat
spise
(to) try
prøve
(to) use
bruke
(to) open
åpne
(to) close
lukke
(to) greet / (to) welcome
hilse
(to) begin
begynne
(to) end
ende

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