Some More Norwegian Sentences For The Dinner Table

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You are impressing your Norwegian friends more and more with your knowledge of Norwegian. You speak lots of norwegian words for food and use norwegian sentences for shopping food.

You also impress them at the dinner table. Here are a few more sentences to get into the conversation.

Norwegian English
Hva har du lyst på?
What would you like to have?
Jeg har lyst på en is!
I would like to have an ice cream!
Kan jeg få en kopp kaffe?
Can I get a cup of coffee?
Ja, vær så god.
Yes, here you are.
Vil du ha en kopp kaffe?
Will you have a cup of coffee?
Ja takk, jeg vil gjerne ha en kopp kaffe.
Yes thanks, I would like to have a cup of coffee.
Nei takk, jeg vil ikke ha en kopp kaffe.
No thanks, I would not like to have a cup of coffee.
Er du sulten?
Are you hungry?
Vil du ha noe å spise?
Will you have something to eat?
Er du tørst?
Are you thirsty?
Vil du ha noe å drikke?
Will you have something to drink?

 

Let’s learn a bit more about some key sentences and phrases.

1. Jeg har lyst på… (I would like to have…)

This is a polite phrase when asking for something that you want.

Norwegian English
Jeg har lyst på en kopp kaffe.
I would like to have a cup of coffee.

 

2. Jeg har lyst til å… (I would like to…)

This is a polite phrase when asking to do something.

Norwegian English
Jeg har lyst til å drikke vann.
I would like to drink water.

 

3. Vær så god (Please/Here you are)

This is a phrase used for many things including please, here you are, etc.

Norwegian English
Kan jeg få en kopp kaffe?
Can I get a cup of coffee?
Ja, vær så god.
Yes, here you are.

 

4. Ja takk/Nei takk (Yes thanks/No thanks)

This is a phrase used to accept or refuse something.

Norwegian English
Vil du ha en kopp kaffe?
Will you have a cup of coffee?
Ja takk, jeg vil gjerne ha en kopp kaffe.
Yes thanks, I would like to have a cup of coffee.
Nei takk, jeg vil ikke ha en kopp kaffe.
No thanks, I would not like to have a cup of coffee.

 

5. Vil du ha noe… (Will you have something…?)

This is a phrase used to ask someone if they will have something (e.g. to eat or drink).

Norwegian English
Vil du ha noe å spise?
Will you have something to eat?
Vil du ha noe å drikke?
Will you have something to drink?

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