OK, now that you know the Norwegian pronunciation let’s learn how to introduce yourself in Norwegian.
As you may have guessed, this means “Hi” in English. It’s a very common way of greeting your friends and colleagues in Norway. It’s used even more than a “Good morning”.
Jeg heter Kevin.
This roughly means, “I am called Kevin”. You can use this phrase to introduce yourself to any Norwegian person.
Hva heter du?
Now that you have introduced yourself, you want to ask the other person his/her name. The above question means “What are you called?”
Hyggelig å treffe deg!
You say that “It was nice to meet you!”.
|å treffe||to meet|
I like måte!
This means “Same to you!” or “Likewise!”. This is a bit tricky to pronounce because here the ‘k’ in ‘like’ is pronounced as ‘g’ in English. And the ‘t’ in ‘måte’ is pronounced as ‘d’ in English.
Jeg kommer fra India.
This means “I come from India”. Notice how similar this sentence is to English. It is useful to try and create Norwegian sentences based on what you know from English.
Hvor kommer du fra?
In reply you ask “Where do you come from?”.
Learning these basic sentences is all you need to introduce yourself to your Norwegian friends and colleagues. And believe me they will be impressed with your Norwegian!
Below is a video from Norwegian Class 101 that shows a native Norwegian speaker saying some of these sentences.