Numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål)

Learn numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål)

Knowing numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål) is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Norwegian (Bokmål). Learning to count in Norwegian (Bokmål) may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Norwegian (Bokmål) is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål).

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål)?

North Germanic language of the Indo-European family, Norwegian (norsk) is the official language of Norway and counts about 5 million speakers. Norwegian has two official written forms: Bokmål (which means book tongue) and Nynorsk (or new Norwegian). We will focus on the Bokmål form here.

List of numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål)

Here is a list of numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål). We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål) from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Norwegian (Bokmål). We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Norwegian (Bokmål).

  • 1) én
  • 2) to
  • 3) tre
  • 4) fire
  • 5) fem
  • 6) seks
  • 7) sju
  • 8) åtte
  • 9) ni
  • 10) ti
  • 11) elleve
  • 12) tolv
  • 13) tretten
  • 14) fjorten
  • 15) femten
  • 16) seksten
  • 17) sytten
  • 18) atten
  • 19) nitten
  • 20) tjue
  • 30) tretti
  • 40) førti
  • 50) femti
  • 60) seksti
  • 70) sytti
  • 80) åtti
  • 90) nitti
  • 100) hundre
  • 1,000) ett tusen
  • one million) én million
  • one billion) én milliard

Numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål): Norwegian (Bokmål) numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Norwegian (Bokmål) is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Norwegian (Bokmål) you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Norwegian (Bokmål) with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Norwegian (Bokmål) is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Norwegian (Bokmål). Also, learning how to number in Norwegian (Bokmål) yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Norwegian (Bokmål) at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Norwegian (Bokmål)

  • Digits and numbers from zero to twelve are specific words: nul [0], én / éi / étt (m/f/n) [1], to [2], tre [3], fire [4], fem [5], seks [6], sju [7], åtte [8], ni [9], ti [10], elleve [11], and tolv [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching digits, adding the word for ten (ten) at the end: tretten [13], fjorten [14], femten [15], seksten [16], sytten [17], atten [18], and nitten [19].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the digit root with the word for ten (ti), except for ten and twenty: ti [10], tjue [20], tretti [30], førti [40], femti [50], seksti [60], sytti [70], åtti [80], and nitti [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with no space (e.g.: tjueni [29], trettifire [34]).
  • Hundreds are formed by stating the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (hundre, which is of a neuter gender), except for one hundred where it is optional: (ett) hundre [100], to hundre [200], tre hundre [300], fire hundre [400], fem hundre [500], seks hundre [600], sju hundre [700], åtte hundre [800], and ni hundre [900].
  • Thousands are formed the same way as hundreds, i.e. by stating the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (tusen, neuter too): ett tusen [1,000], to tusen [2,000], tre tusen [3,000], fire tusen [4,000], fem tusen [5,000], seks tusen [6,000], sju tusen [7,000], åtte tusen [8,000], and ni tusen [9,000].
  • Compound numbers link hundreds and tens or unit, but also thousands and tens or unit with the conjonction og (and): hundre og fire [104], ett tusen og tjueén [1,021].
  • Higher scale numbers are million (plural: millioner) or 106, and milliard (109, the US billion), both being masculine.
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