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Norwegian Alphabet Pronunciation

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The Norwegian Alphabet consists of 29 letters of them 9 letters are vowels: a, e, i, o, u, y, æ, ø and å. For foreign speakers the most difficult ones is: u, y, æ, ø and å. As it is not so common in most European languages.

The letters: c, q, w, x og z, is almost only used in loanwords. Some Norwegian surnames also use these letters.

If you have studied the languages for a bit, you maybe also have noticed the letters: é, è, ê, ó, ò, â, and ô. These letters are not obligatory, but it can sometimes change the meanings of the word: f.ex. "for" and "fór".

To listen to the different sounds, just press the links and the sound will automatically start up.

Aa(a)
Ape

Bb(be)
Bjørn

Cc(ce)
Chilener

Dd(de)
Dal

Ee(e)
Enebær

Ff(ef)
Fjord

Gg(ge)


Hh(h)
Hindre, Holde, Hvile

Ii(i)
Ingen

Jj(jodd/je)
Jord

Kk()
Kniv

Ll(el)
Liv

Mm(em)
Måke

Nn(enn)
Nord

Oo(o)
Ond. PS: sometime it changes sound to "Å": Ordne

Pp(pe)
Putte

Qq(ku)
Qatarer(katerer)

Rr(er)
Rad

Ss(es)
Stor

Tt(te)
Tørre

Uu(u)
Under

Vv(ve)
Verne

Ww(dobbelt v)
Wiener

Xx(eks)
Is pronounced s in beginning of words: xylofon and ks in middle of words: Alexander

Yy(y)
Ydmyk

Zz(sett)
Zeolitt

Ææ(æ)
Ære

Øø(ø)
Ødelegge

Åå(å)
Åre