Christmas vocabulary in Norwegian

Your ultimate guide to Christmas decorations vocabulary in Norwegian 😀

The beginning of December gives one an unofficial permission to start Christmas preparations. 😀 Of course many people start decorating houses and choose Christmas gifts right after Halloween, but many others also patiently wait until December 1st to open the first little door of their Advent Calendar. Yet of course there are those who don’t like Christmas haze at all and prefer to avoid crowded Christmas markets. Well, no matter if you start looking forward to Christmas in October, just enjoy quiet Christmas dinner with family or don’t celebrate it at all, you can’t escape Christmas if you’re in Norway!

In this lesson we are going to learn Norwegian Christmas vocabulary you may use when talking about Christmas with your Norwegian friends. We will start with decorations for Christmas! This way you may explain what kind of decorations you would like to buy in a store, discuss decorating ideas with your colleagues or compliment your friends on how lovely their home looks at Christmas!

So let’s get started! First, all you need to know about Christmas tree:



Other decorations:


And some verbs:

å pynte – to decorate

å pynte juletre – to decorate Christmas tree

å pynte til jul – to decorate for Christmas (a common expression)

å henge – to hang

å henge opp julestjerne – to hang up Christmas star

å tenne – to light

Now let’s practice!

What do you call it in Norwegian? Flip to check!


Match words and pictures:

How are you going to decorate your home for Christmas? Let us know in the comments below! 🙂

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