The Survival Guide to Basic Norwegian Grammar
Are you overwhelmed by Norwegian grammar?
Are you afraid of speaking Norwegian because you might make a grammar mistake?
That’s why we published the Survival Guide to Basic Norwegian Grammar – a free eBook where you will learn the differences between …
- Red grammar: Things you MUST know. Otherwise nobody will understand you and/or you will sound like an idiot.
- Yellow grammar: Nice to have. You will sound more natural. Learn it if you have time. No big problem if you get it wrong though.
- Green grammar: If you want to be really good or pass an exam, learn that too. However, if you make mistakes with this in spoken Norwegian, native speakers will barely notice.
Me near Tromsø, Northern Norway, in December. Are you struggling with Norwegian
grammar as much as I was struggling with the dogs and the cold?
If you are afraid of speaking Norwegian because of grammar mistakes, then take some time and learn just the eight vitally important Norwegian grammar items from this guide.
You can “fill up” with the rest later.
So this is the purpose of the guide: you’ll find a structure separating the really important grammar from the not-so-important stuff (fortunately, that’s most of grammar).
Red grammar topics
- personal pronouns incl. object forms
- basic possessive pronouns
- belonging to someone (til)
- verbs: present tense, preteritum, most important irregular verbs
Yellow grammar topics
- sentence order
- two verbs in one sentence
- articles (definite vs. non-definite)
- future with vil/skal
- moving / not moving
- time with for … siden / om / i
- ordinal numbers
- linking sentences with som