Scandinavia Learning Center
Increase your travel fun
You can increase your tour fun by memorizing the words below, and trying them out on Scandinavians on the street, in the shops, at restaurants, anywhere.
Some Magic Norwegian Words
(very similar in Danish and Swedish)
Goddag! (goo-DAG) Good morning, Good day , or just say “Hei” Hi! Ha det! (HAH-deh) Goodbye! (Short for “Have it good!”)
Hvordan står det til? (VOOR-dahn STORE deh till?) How are you?
Takk! (TAHK) Thank you or Tusen Takk! (TOO-senn tahk) “A thousand thanks”
Ja (Yah) Yes
Spise (SPEE-seh) Eat Drikke (DRIKK-eh) Drink
Trekk (Trekk) Pull … and Skyv (SHIUV) Push (think“SHOVE”)
Hvor er .. (Voor are)… Where is …?
Hva koster … (Vah KOST-er) What is the cost of? And most important:
Værsågod! (Vahr-show-GOO!) Please, or “There you go!”
Start using your magic Norwegian words today! Practice them aloud, with nerve, energy, verve, gusto, and enthusiasm! You’ll be amazed at the reaction and your progress. Whatever magic Norwegian word you say, in whatever order you say them, Norwegians will reward you with a nod, smile, and sometimes a good laugh … and then they will answer you in a perfect, British accented English which almost all Norwegians speak! But in the meantime you will both have fun.