Learn About The Polite Pronouns in Norwegian

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A pronoun is called as pronomen in Norwegian. A pronoun is something that can be used in place of a noun. Pronouns are one of the most important part of the grammar and you should learn these well.

If you are not familiar with a pronoun, you should start from:

  1. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 1
  2. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 2
  3. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 3
  4. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 4
  5. Learn About Pronouns in Norwegian Part 5

Let’s continue with our lessons on pronouns. We have already learnt about personal pronouns in part 1. This lessons shows a polite form of the personal pronouns.

But first let us look at the regular way of using pronouns. This is used when we speak with people we are familiar or friendly with.

NorwegianEnglish
Vil du sitte?
Will you sit?
Vil du sette deg?
 Will you seat yourself?
Er det bilen din?
Is it your car?
Er det veska di?
Is it your purse?
Er det huset ditt?
Is it your house?
Er det avisene dine?
Are they your newspapers?

Now let us look at the polite way of using pronouns. This is used when we speak with people we aren’t familiar with for example, when we meet people for the first time or we are meeting the President!

NorwegianEnglish
Vil De sitte?
Will you sit?
Vil De sette Dem?
 Will you seat yourself?
Er det bilen Deres?
Is it your car?
Er det veska Deres?
Is it your purse?
Er det huset Deres?
Is it your house?
Er det avisene Deres?
Are they your newspapers?

Note that in the polite form of the pronoun, we tend to use the plural form of the pronoun starting with a capital letter.

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One thought on “Learn About The Polite Pronouns in Norwegian

  1. Louis

    lest anyone should lose any sleep over these forms, I will mention that most of these ‘polite’ forms have gone out of use in the recent past. Norwegians do not generally use “De” in speaking to someone they don’t sit and drink a beer with.

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