Learn the Rules of Norwegian Adjectives

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If you don’t know what are the Norwegian adjectives and how to use them, please read the previous posts:

  1. Learn About Norwegian Adjectives Part 1 – Hankjønn
  2. Learn About Norwegian Adjectives Part 2 – Hunkjønn
  3. Learn About Norwegian Adjectives Part 3 – Intetkjønn

Continuing with our lessons on Norwegian adjectives, we can learn a few rules that will help us when using the adjectives.

 

1. Most of the Norwegian adjectives change with the nouns as shown below.

Hankjønn and hunkjønn Intetkjønn Flertall
god (good)
godt
gode
stor (big)
stort
store
fin (nice)
fint
fine
rik (rich)
rikt
rike
ung (young)
ungt
unge
rød (red)
rødt
røde
gul (yellow)
gult
gule

 

2. Norwegian adjectives that end with a double consonant change with the nouns as shown below.

Hankjønn and hunkjønn Intetkjønn Flertall
trygg (safe)
trygt
trygge
stygg (ugly)
stygt
stygge
grønn (green)
grønt
grønne
tynn (thin)
tynt
tynne

 

3. Some of the Norwegian adjectives end with a double t with intetkjønn nouns.

Hankjønn and hunkjønn Intetkjønn Flertall
fri (free)
fritt
frie
ny (new)
nytt
nye
hvit (white)
hvitt
hvite
søt (sweet)
søtt
søte
våt (wet)
vått
våte

 

4. Some of the Norwegian adjectives don’t end with an e with flertall nouns.

Hankjønn and hunkjønn Intetkjønn Flertall
blå (blue)
blått
blå
grå (grey)
grått
grå

 

5. Norwegian adjectives with ig, lig or sk ending do not get a t with intetkjønn nouns.

Hankjønn and hunkjønn Intetkjønn Flertall
norsk (Norwegian)
norsk
norske
engelsk (English)
engelsk
engelske
tysk (German)
tysk
tyske
fransk (French)
fransk
franske
indisk (Indian)
indisk
indiske
kinesisk (Chinese)
kinesisk
kinesiske
fattig (poor)
fattig
fattige
gjerrig (miser)
gjerrig
gjerrige
lykkelig (happy)
lykkelig
lykkelige
hyggelig (nice)
hyggelig
hyggelige

 

6. Norwegian adjectives that end with el , en or er change in the following way.

Hankjønn and hunkjønn Intetkjønn Flertall
vakker (beautiful)
vakkert
vakre
gammel (old)
gammelt
gamle

 

7. Some Norwegian adjectives do not change with any form of the noun.

Hankjønn and hunkjønn Intetkjønn Flertall
bra (good)
bra
bra
moderne (modern)
moderne
moderne
felles (common)
felles
felles
gratis (free)
gratis
gratis

 

8. Some Norwegian adjectives change in an entirely special way.

Hankjønn  Hunkjønn Intetkjønn Flertall
egen (own)
egen
eget
egne
liten
lita
lite
små
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