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First 10 Phrases to Learn in Norwegian

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

When learning a new language, many people don't know where to start. There are so many things to learn, after all. Don't get overwhelmed though! Anything you learn is a step in the right direction, so jump in and have fun.

Having said that, there are obviously things that are more important to learn than others, and it’s nice to have a learning plan. These helpful phrases are a good place to start and will provide you with a jumping point for communication. Learning these will give you the ability to communicate and ask questions that will make things easier for you on your journey to fluency.


You can never go wrong with “hei”! Depending on the level of formality, you can also use a “heisann” (hi there!) which is less formal and slightly friendlier.


Norwegians will compliment your efforts to speak Norwegian. When you receive a compliment, don’t forget to say "takk" or “tusen takk” which literally translates to “thousand thanks”.