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Learn the Norwegian Sounds - (basics)

Start here by learning the letters in the Norwegian alphabet and practice the pronunciation of the vowels
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2,493 students enrolled
Created by Torill Hoiby
Last updated 6/2016
  • 24 mins on-demand video
  • 3 mins on-demand audio
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

This course is the basic fundament for you who want to learn the Norwegian language. You will learn the alphabet and the vowels, and how to pronounce the letters.

Together we practice the pronunciation of the letters, and especially the vowels, so at the end of the course you will be able to have a fluent pronunciation of the Norwegian letters.

This is the first step to learn Norwegian!

Either you plan to visit Norway as a tourist, or you plan to live here permanently, or may be you are just interested in learning a new language, this course is your introduction to the Norwegian language.

  • The course consists of video, audio, document, text, practice and quiz.
  • Has 12 lectures, and more than an hour of content when you follow the lectures and do repeat and practice.
  • Is the first step in the process of learning the Norwegian language.
  • Give you practice in getting the pronunciation correct from the start.
  • Cover the special Norwegian vowels

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is made for beginners, or those with limited knowledge of Norwegian language
  • For people traveling to Norway
  • For people moving to, or living in Norway
  • For people who love to learn new languages
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What Will I Learn?
Be familiar with the alphabet and the vowels
Know how to read and write the letters
Know how to pronounce the vowels
Know the typical Norwegian vowels
Be ready to learn Norwegian!
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  • You need a computer with internet connection
  • You need to take the decision and have the desire to learn Norwegian
  • You need to follow the lectures, repeat and practice
  • You need to understand some English
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 01:30:21
Velkommen/Welcome to the course!
1 Lecture 01:08
Velkommen til kurset / Welcome to the course
Alfabetet/The alphabet
3 Lectures 07:33

In this video you will learn the Norwegian alphabet

Alfabetet/The alphabet

I denne videoen trener vi på å uttale/si bokstavene i alfabetet.

In this video you will practice the pronunciation of the letters in the Norwegian alphabet


1 question
Vokalene/The vowels
7 Lectures 17:21

In this video you will learn the Norwegian vowels.

Vokalene/The vowels

The Norwegian vowels in a pdf file

15 pages

Her øver vi på å si vokalene.

In this video you will practice the pronunciation of the Norwegian vowels


Hent penn og papir og skriv vokalene du hører!

Now you will listen to the audio, and write the vowels you hear

Lytt og skriv/Listen and write

In the Norwegian language all the 9 vowels have a short and a long vowel sound that might be the only thing separating one word from the other. 

Uttale og vokallyder/Pronunciation and vowel sounds

Dette er de norske diftongene.

These are the Norwegian diphthongs.


3 questions
Takk/Thanks for your interest in learning Norwegian!
1 Lecture 00:19
Takk for at du så på!/Thanks for watching!
About the Instructor
3.8 Average rating
122 Reviews
2,508 Students
2 Courses
Professional language teacher

I am a professional language teacher from Norway.

I have been working 15 years in an adult learning center in Oslo, and I am specialized in teaching Norwegian as a second, or a foreign language.

I have been studying Norwegian as a second language, pedagogy and Greek at the University of Oslo, and I have made an online course to be able to teach people Norwegian online.

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