This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Norwegian. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishNorwegianPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearlys / klar
darkmørk
colorcolorfarge
coloredcoloredfargelagt
whitewhitehvit
blackblacksort
yellowyellowgul
orangeorangeoransje
redredrød
pinkpinkrosa
violetvioletlilla
blueblueblå
greengreengrønn
brownbrownbrun
greygreygrå

Appearance & attributes

EnglishNorwegianPronunciation
(Audio)
newny
oldgammel
smallliten
large / bigstor
youngung
kind / pleasantHyggelig / vennlig / trivelig
unkind / unpleasantslem / uhyggelig
patientpasient
tall (when talking about people)høy
middle sized (when talking about people)middelstor
small (when talking about people)liten
fatfet
thin / slimtynn / slank
nice / prettypen / vakker
beautifulvakker
uglystygg
ill / sickSyk
healthysunn
happy / cheerfulglad / lystig
sadtrist
sportysporty
ambitionedambisjonert
intelligentintelligent
creativekreativ
activeaktiv
sentimentalsentimental
rationalrasjonell
emotionalemosjonell
naturalnaturlig
romanticromantisk
nice / amiablefin / elskverdig
spontaneousspontan
energeticenergisk
stressed (out)stresset
relaxedavslappet
frustratedfrustrert
talentedtalentfull

Questions & phrases

EnglishNorwegianPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?Hordan ser han ut?
What does she look like?Hvordan ser hun ut?
What is he like?Hvordan er han?
What is she like?Hvordan er hun?
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