Learn About Norwegian Nouns and Articles – V

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Since the last few posts, we have been learning about Norwegian nouns and articles. If you have missed the previous posts, here are the links:

  1. Learn About Norwegian Nouns and Articles
  2. Learn About Norwegian Nouns and Articles – II
  3. Learn About Norwegian Nouns and Articles – III
  4. Learn About Norwegian Nouns and Articles – IV

Here are some of the intetkjønn nouns and the different rules of grammar that apply to them.

 

1. The intetkjønn nouns with just a single vowel do not have an ending in the indefinite, plural form as shown below.

Entall (Singular) Flertall (Plural) 
Ubestemt (Indefinite) Bestemt (Definite) Ubestemt (Indefinite) Bestemt (Definite)
 et
hus (a house)
 
huset
 
flere hus
 
husene
 
et
slott (a castle)
slottet
 
flere slott
 
slottene
 
et
tak (a roof)
 
taket
 
flere tak
 
takene
 
et
barn (a child)
 
barnet 
 
flere barn
 
barna*
 
et
føll (a foal)
 
føllet
 
flere føll
 
føllene

* Note that the definite plural form for “barn” is a bit different that it ends with an “a”.

 

2. Most of the intetkjønn nouns with more than one vowel have an ending in the indefinite plural form as shown below.

Entall (Singular) Flertall (Plural) 
Ubestemt (Indefinite) Bestemt (Definite) Ubestemt (Indefinite) Bestemt (Definite)
 
et
vindu (a window)
 
vinduet
 
flere vinduer
 
vinduene
 
et
bilde (a picture)
 
bildet
 
flere bilder
 
bildene
 
et teppe (a carpet)
 
teppet
 
flere tepper
 
teppene

 

3. Many times we can have two nouns that are combined to form a new noun. Such nouns use the gender of the second noun in the combination as shown below. We will learn more about these in later posts.

Entall (Singular) Flertall (Plural) 
Ubestemt (Indefinite) Bestemt (Definite) Ubestemt (Indefinite) Bestemt (Definite)
et
 viskelær (an eraser)
 
viskelæret
 
flere viskelær
 
viskelærene
 
et 
strykejern (an iron)
 
strykejernet
 
flere strykejern
 
strykejernene

 

And now we have come to the conclusion for nouns and articles. Hope this has helped you increase your understanding of the way nouns are used in Norwegian. Keep learning these as nouns are one of the most important aspects of Norwegian grammar.

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5 thoughts on “Learn About Norwegian Nouns and Articles – V

  1. Hei kevin
    Jeg er veldig førnoyd av deg .
    men jeg har et spørsmål .
    Jeg blir prøve mange ganger å snakke norsk språk med norsk folk og folker førstàr meg vel ogsà.Men spørsmål mitt er hvordan kan jeg à forbede min skrive norsk
    De siste jeg vil à si takk for alt.
    Ha fine dag
    Hilsen Kidus

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