Learn the Norwegian Diphthongs

A diphthong is a complex speech sound or glide that begins with one vowel and gradually changes to another vowel within the same syllable. Did not understand what it means? Well, don’t worry, I didn’t either :)

What is important to understand the various sounds so that you can speak and understand these sounds like a Norwegian.

Below are the sounds you should be familiar with on your journey to learn Norwegian.

Word Pronunciation
 ei as the English word, “eye
 øy a from “a book” followed by ee. “a-ee
 au as the “ow” in the word, “towel”
 ng as the “ng” in the word, “ring”
 gn as the “n” in the word, “rain
 sk as the “sh” in the word, “shout”
 skj as the “sh” in the word, “shout”
 sj as the “sh” in the word, “shout”
 rs as the “sh” in the word, “shout”
 eg as the English word, “eye

 

 

Below are some videos that will help you understand the pronunciation easily.