Similarities between Norwegian and English

118 Norwegian words
that are Quite Similar to
their English Equivalents

Many Norwegian Words are Similar to their English Equivalents

Below, you can find a list of 118 Norwegian words that are quite similar to their English equivalents. This is in no way an exhaustive list; there are many more words that are quite similar in Norwegian and English. So, why are there so many similarities between Norwegian and English? There are basically two reasons for this:

In the list below you will find 118 words that are spelled and pronounced somewhat similarly in Norwegian and English. Please note, however, that the usage of the words may vary  a little between the two languages, so that the usage of an English word listed below may differ slightly from the usage of the Norwegian word listed next to it.





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