Phrase Pronunciation English
I dag skal vi reise med fly fra Oslo til Trondheim. ee dahgh skahl vee rai-seh meh flee frah oos-loh teel troon-haim Today we shall travel by plane from Oslo to Trondheim.
På flyplassen poh flee-plahs-sehn At the airport
Når går neste fly til Trondheim? nohr gohr nehs-teh flee teel troon-haim When is the next flight to Trondheim?
Det går klokka fire. deh gohr klohk-kah fee-reh It leaves at four.
Basics of telling time Pronunciation English
Hva er klokka? vah aer klohk-kah What’s the time?
Klokka er ______________. klohk-kah aer ______________ It’s ___________ o’clock.
ett ehtt one
to too two
tre treh three
fire fee-reh four
fem fehmm five
seks sehks six
sju shew seven
åtte oht-teh eight
ni nee nine
ti tee ten
elleve ehll-veh eleven
tolv tohll twelve (noon)
Norwegians don’t use a.m. and p.m.; but if it is not obvious whether the time is, for example, four a.m. or p.m., they might say:
Klokka er fire om natta. klohk-kah aer fee-reh ohmm naht-tah It’s four at night.
Klokka er fire om ettermiddagen. klohk-kah aer fee-reh ohmm eht-tehr-meed-dahg-ehn It’s four in the afternoon.
Klokka er sju om morgenen. klohk-kah aer shew ohmm moh-rehn-nehn It’s seven in the morning.
Sometimes, to be totally precise, time is told in numbers from one to 24. It is often used, for example, in time schedules or when departures or arrivals are announced in train stations, e.g.
Klokka er tjuefire. Klohk-ka er kjew-eh-fee-reh It’s midnight.
Klokka er ______________. klohk-kah aer It’s ___________ p.m.
tretten (13) treht-tehn one (p.m.)
fjorten (14) fjoor-tehn two (p.m.)
femten (15) fehmm-tehn three (p.m.)
seksten (16) sais-tehn four (p.m.)
sytten (17) suht-tehn five (p.m.)
atten (18) aht-tehn six (p.m.)
nitten (19) neet-tehn seven (p.m.)
tjue (20) kjew-eh eight (p.m.)
tjueen (21) kjew-eh-ehn nine (p.m.)
tjueto (22) kjew-eh-too ten (p.m.)
tjuetre (23) kjew-eh-treh eleven
tjuefire (24) kjew-eh-fee-reh twelve (midnight)