Introduction to Norwegian:
Lesson 1

Hei! Welcome to this free interactive Norwegian course. We’ll start from scratch and teach some Norwegian to you, and then we'll ask you to write certain things in Norwegian in the form below. You’ll need to type in the answers before moving on.

Norwegian comes from the same family as English does so it is very similar to English. Moreover, contrary to popular belief, Norwegian is also pretty easy to learn for English speakers. You will find both of these things out in the course of this course. Let’s get to learning now.

Norwegian for I is jeg.
Norwegian for to have is å ha.

It’s practically the same as in English, just å is to and ha is have.

The next word is almost the same as well:

Norwegian for it is det.

Look carefully at this word det: it ends with et. This et is neutral (you will learn what that means soon). You'll also learn it can also serve as the word for a or the. Anyhow, what we need to know for now is that det means it.

To put this all together, let’s learn the basic rule:

To make to do into any other form (I do, you do, etc.) you simply remove the word to (which is å) in Norwegian and add an r on the end of the word.

Could you work out how to say:

I have it.

Answer: Jeg har det.
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