Learn About Verbs In Norwegian Part 4

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A verb tells something about what is happening or the action taken. Associated with a verb is the tense of the verb. Norwegian verbs can use one of four tenses: presens, preteritum, futurum and perfektum.

If you are new to Norwegian verbs, please read:

  1. Learn About Verbs in Norwegian Part 1
  2. Learn About Verbs in Norwegian Part 2
  3. Learn About Verbs in Norwegian Part 3

Let us continue learning about the groups of Norwegian verbs.


Gruppe 1

Verbs in group 1 have preteritum ending in et and perfektum ending in et.

Infinitiv Presens Preteritum Perfektum
 å bade (to bathe)
 har badet
 å dusje (to shower)
 har dusjet
 å lage (to make)
 har laget
 å snakke (to speak)
 har snakket
 å danse (to dance)
 har danset
 å gjette (to guess)
 har gjettet
 å vaske (to wash)
 har vasket
 å huske (to remember)
 har husket


Gruppe 2

Verbs in group 2 have preteritum ending in te and perfektum ending in t.

Infinitiv Presens Preteritum Perfektum
 å lese (to read)
 har lest
 å låne (to loan)
 har lånt
 å lære (to learn)
 har lært
 å svømme (to swim)
 har svømt
 å begynne (to begin)
 har begynt
 å betale (to pay)
 har betalt


Gruppe 3

Verbs in group 3 have preteritum ending in de and perfektum ending in d.

Infinitiv Presens Preteritum Perfektum
 å bøye (to bend)
 har bøyd
 å tøye (to stretch)
 har tøyd
 å greie (to manage)
 har greid
 å prøve (to try)
 har prøvd
 å behøve (to want)
 har behøvd


Gruppe 4

Verbs in group 4 have preteritum ending in dde and perfektum ending in dd.

Infinitiv Presens Preteritum Perfektum
 å nå (to reach)
 har nådd
 å sy (to sew)
 har sydd
 å bo (to stay)
 har bodd
 å snu (to turn)
 har snudd
 å ro (to row)
 har rodd
 å skje (to happen)
 har skjedd
 å snø (to snow)
 har snødd
 å så (to sow)
har sådd
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