Norwegian language resources – Language Links Database

Norwegian (Norwegian: norsk) is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is an official language. Along with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a dialect continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional varieties; some Norwegian and Swedish dialects, in particular, are very close. These Scandinavian languages, together with Faroese and Icelandic as well as some extinct languages, constitute the North Germanic languages. Faroese and Icelandic are not mutually intelligible with Norwegian in their spoken form because continental Scandinavian has diverged from them. While the two Germanic languages with the greatest numbers of speakers, English and German, have close similarities with Norwegian, neither is mutually intelligible with it. Norwegian is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era.

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Native speakers: 5.32 million (2020)

Official language in: Norway

Norwegian Grammar and Pronunciation

  • Norwegian on the Web: A useful Norwegian online course with grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and dialogues
  • Loecsen is a free online course for basic Norwegian language preparation
  • Exploring Norwegian Grammar - This website contains interactive exercises for self-study and practice. The exercises are related to the book Exploring Norwegian Grammar. - A book that gives a clear overview of Norwegian grammar, in a foreign language perspective
  • Welcome to Norwegian on 1-2–3 - Here you will find exercises and pronunciation exercises for the book Norwegian in 1-2–3 
  • Med tusen ord - Free online exercises based on the elementary level course book
  • GREI - The Norwegian analyzes and games at GREI now use the new grammatical terms recommended by the Directorate of Education and the Language Council
  • Live Lingua - The free Live Lingua online Norwegian courses are here to make language learning accessible to everybody. Just select the course you want to use and enjoy!

Digitized Grammar Books

Norwegian Reading Materials

Norwegian Dictionaries

Norwegian Listening and Video Resources




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