Learning Norwegian isn't as much of a time commitment as you might think. With Babbel, learning Norwegian online is easy, intuitive, and all under your control: learn at your own pace, choose the lessons you want, and review vocabulary on the go. Norwegian is a close cousin to English, with thousands of words and grammar rules in common. Although mastering the accent and pronunciation can be difficult at first, Babbel’s online courses include speech recognition so you can quickly become comfortable with speaking. Read the guide below, then test your skills with a free Norwegian lesson.

Reasons to speak Norwegian

Beyond its breathtaking landscapes and historic towns, Norway stands out as a leader in diverse fields, including energy, maritime industries, architecture, literature, fishing, and the unique concept of "slow TV." Whether you're considering a visit to Norway or contemplating a career move, the country offers compelling incentives. For those aspiring to a future in translation or interpreting, learning a less commonly spoken language like Norwegian is a strategic choice, ensuring a wealth of future opportunities. Norwegian, along with other Scandinavian languages, is experiencing growing demand. One thing to keep in mind, though: Norway has two official written languages—Bokmål (book language) and Nynorsk (new Norwegian).

Best way to speak Norwegian? 5 tips for you

  • Begin by acquiring essential vocabulary

  • Familiarize yourself with a Norwegian song

  • Label household items with their Norwegian names

  • Practice speaking Norwegian daily

  • Develop an interactive lesson schedule

Speak Norwegian the Babbel way

Babbel’s Norwegian course is affordable, accessible, and proven to strengthen your reading, listening, speaking and comprehension skills. As a Babbel user, you have a diverse program of exercises covering grammar, conjugation, pronunciation, listening comprehension and writing. Plus, you can practice online or via your iPhone or Android device. Whether you're too busy for a language class, a complete beginner, needing to brush up before a vacation or business trip, or wanting to re-learn everything you've forgotten since high school, Babbel can meet your needs.

Try your first Norwegian lesson for free and discover Babbel’s easy and intuitive course system, which determines your individual level and accommodates different learning styles. You can learn at your own pace, set your own lesson plans and receive helpful hints whenever you need them. You will also be joining an entire community of learners.

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