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Lesson 3 - 6


 
The colors

Here are the names of some of the colors in Norwegian:
 
 

Grønn

 

Gul

 

Blå

 

Rød

 

Svart

 

Hvit

 

Oransje

 

Lilla

The colors are also adjectives, so when you describe a noun with a color, you must remember the suffixes. For example:
Et rødt hus = A red house
Grønne baller = Green balls

Oransje and lilla are exceptions, and do never get any suffix. Remember from the previous page that since b ends with a vowel, it doesn't take the -e suffix, and that its t-form (neuter form) is blått.

Perhaps some day you'll hear this at a football game in Norway (or at FIFA World Cup, if a miracle happens) – and note the use of the plural -e ending on the adjectives:

"Vi er røde, hvite, blå..." ("We are red, white, blue...")