Now we'll move into something which is a little more complicated, and a
different from English. You probably know what nouns are, and now we're
going to see how they act in Norwegian.
might have noticed already, many words aren't too different from English.
Some examples of a few Norwegian nouns:
This is how you conjugate a noun in English:
In English the -s ending means plural, and the
is the definite article. The only thing that may cause problems for
English learners is the use of a / an, and some irregular plural forms.
The problematic thing in Norwegian is that it
has, like most other Indo-European languages, several genders. And it
doesn't only have two, but three genders. They are called masculine, feminine
It's pretty impossible to know which
gender a noun is, so in this tutorial we'll always tell you the gender of
the new nouns, by adding (m), (f) or (n) after the words.
You'll find this in most dictionaries as well.