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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