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Lesson 3 - 5

Time for practicing

Here is a vocabulary containing some important adjectives:
good god / bra
bad dårlig
big stor
small liten
nice fin
ugly stygg

Note that even the adjective god gets the -t ending in neuter gender, although godt might look strange and hard to pronounce (but the d isn't pronounced in either of the two forms).

What?! More exceptions?!!
There are of course some exceptions from the adjective rules (for your amusement):

  • Bra always has the same form (oh yeah, true, a funny word for English speakers).
  • Adjectives ending with -lig do not get the -t suffix. The same rule is for some other words, like glad (happy) and all adjectives ending with -e.
  • Adjectives ending with two equal consonants lose one of them when they get the -t suffix (stygg - stygt).
  • Adjectives ending with a vowel do not get -e suffix, and get -tt instead of the normal -t suffix.
  • The adjective liten is conjugated like this:



    Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
    liten (m), lita (f), lite (n) lille små små

The last pages have been hard, but relax, it will not get harder. It's a promise! If you're feeling baffled, you can read those pages one more time. On the other hand, if you have understood the most of it, then you have already learnt the most difficult things about Norwegian grammar, and you can feel proud of yourself again.

Now, take a break from feeling proud of yourself, it's time for checking how much you have learned. Click here to start the quiz. Or, if you don't want to find out that you haven't learnt anything, skip the whole quiz (not recommended).

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