How to use the definite article in Norwegian

How to use the definite article in Norwegian

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Norwegian? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Norwegian lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Norwegian definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Norwegian definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The definite article is used with nouns. A unique feature of Norwegian is that, unlike English, the definite article comes after the noun as a suffix. The English definite article 'the' has different forms in Norwegian depending on whether the word to which it belongs is masculine, feminine or neuter. The definite article for masculine words is '-en'. For feminine words, it is '-a' and for neuter words it is '-et'.

Examples

gutten
the boy
broren
the brother
kjøkkenet
the kitchen
katten
the cat
mora
the mother
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Basic words and phrases in Norwegian

Learn to get by in Norwegian with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Norwegian phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Det er en bro.
There is a bridge.
Det er et fjell.
There is a mountain.
Det er en butikk.
There is a store.
Det er en strand.
There is a beach.
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Step 4 : The definite article in Norwegian

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns bok, stol and dør (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are boken, stolen and døren (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Norwegian including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Norwegian nouns bok, stol and dør, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Norwegian).

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