Basic Norwegian Vocabulary: Family and friends

Norwegian Vocabulary: Family and friends

– Useful words you should know –


Want to learn the Norwegian language? Here’s a complete list of the most basic, common and useful words in Norwegian with their translation in English, on the topic of family and friends. Ideal to help you boost your Norwegian vocabulary!

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the great-grandfather oldefaren
the great grandmother oldemor
the grandfather bestefaren
the grandmother bestemoren
the grandson barnebarnet
the granddaughter barnebarnet
the grandchildren barnebarna
the father faren
the mother moren
the parents foreldrene
the child barnet
the children barna
the son sønnen
the daughter datteren
a baby en baby
a teenager en tenåring
the adults de voksne
the brother broren
the sister søsteren
half-brother halvbror
half-sister halvsøster
a twin en tvilling
the uncle onkelen
the aunt tanten
the cousin fetteren
the nephew nevøen
the niece niesen
a friend en venn
the boyfriend kjæresten
the girlfriend kjæresten
the fiancé forloveden
the groom brudgommen
the husband mannen
the wife kona
the parents-in-law svigerforeldrene
father-in-law svigerfar
the mother-in-law svigermor
the brother-in-law svogeren
the sister-in-law svigerinnen
the son-in-law svigersønnen
the daughter-in-law svigerdatteren
a family member et familiemedlem
adopted vedtatt
only son eneste sønn

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