Norwegian numbers 1-100 Posted by kari on Mar 25, 2010 in Language, Pronunciation, Vocabulary
Here is a table to assist you with Norwegian numbers 1-100:
|Number in English||Translated to norsk||Transliterated version|
|17||Sytten||Soot (like ‘foot’)-en|
|19||Nitten||Knit-ten (like ‘kitten’)|
*the ‘tj’ sound is quite difficult and I don’t believe there is a good way to transliterate it into English. It is similar to the ‘sj’ sound, which is kind of like ‘sh’ i.e. ”shoe.” The difference with ‘tj’ is that your top and bottom sets of teeth do not touch like they do with the ‘sj’ sound. Ok, this may sound very odd, but the following strange description of mine may help you with the pronunciation: And, please for those of you that have a better explanation for this sound, please share. You want to touch your tongue to the back of your bottom front teeth and kind of whisper ‘hew’ and then whatever else the rest of the word is, of course. Honestly, whenever I say a word with ‘tj’ in it, I feel like a snake slithering my tonge:)
**beyond 1-20, after 20, 30, 40, and so on, you just add the number to the end. So, 21 is tjueen, 32 is trettito, and so forth.
Norwegians use double digits to separate phone numbers, like other European countries. For example: 22 54 19 30
Dates are expressed numerically as follows: 26.06.1985 with the day first, month second, and year third, separated by decimals.
Money is expressed with commas, i.e. 77,00 NOK would be 77 Norwegian kroner. 87,10 NOK would be 87 Norwegian kroner and 7 øre.
Very important to know your numbers and how to express them!