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Norwegian Bokmål Vocabulary - Health

Hi Norwegian Bokmål learners! 😊
In this lesson, we will learn some important health-related Norwegian Bokmål vocabulary, as well as some interesting cultural facts about Norway's healthcare system. So let's begin! Don't forget to use the Polyglot Club website to find native Norwegian speakers and ask them any questions you may have!

Healthcare in Norway[edit | edit source]

Norway has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, consistently ranking in the top 5 in the World Health Organization's ranking of healthcare systems. Norway's healthcare system is funded by taxes, and healthcare is accessible and affordable to everyone.

Now let's learn some Norwegian Bokmål vocabulary related to health.

Common Health-Related Phrases[edit | edit source]

Here are some common health-related phrases that you might need to know:

Norwegian Bokmål Pronunciation English
Hvor er sykehuset? Hvor er soo-keh-hoo-set? Where is the hospital?
Jeg trenger en lege. Yay tren-ger en lay-geh I need a doctor.
Har du en hodepine? Har doo en hoo-deh-peen-eh? Do you have a headache?
Jeg føler meg syk. Yay fø-ler may soo-k I feel sick.
Jeg har vondt i ... Yay har voont ee ... I have pain in (body part)..
Jeg tar medisin for ... Yay tar meh-dee-seen for... I take medicine for...

Body Parts[edit | edit source]

Here are the Norwegian Bokmål words for some common body parts:

Norwegian Bokmål Pronunciation English
Hode Hoo-deh Head
Nakke Nahk-keh Neck
Skulder Skool-dehr Shoulder
Arm Arm Arm
Albue Al-boo-eh Elbow
Hånd Hawn Hand
Mage Mah-geh Stomach
Rygg Ryoog Back
Ben Behn Leg
Kne Kneh Knee
Fot Foot Foot

Illnesses and Conditions[edit | edit source]

Here are some common illnesses and conditions in Norwegian Bokmål:

Norwegian Bokmål Pronunciation English
Forkjølelse Fork-yule-ehls-eh Common cold
Influensa In-fluen-sah Influenza (flu)
Migrene Mee-greh-neh Migraine
Feber Fay-ber Fever
Astma Ahst-mah Asthma
Diabetes Dee-ah-beh-tehs Diabetes
Hjerteinfarkt Yeht-teh-ehn-farkt Heart attack

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Let's put this vocabulary into context with a dialogue:

  • Person 1: Jeg har veldig vondt i hodet. (I have a really bad headache.)
  • Person 2: Skal jeg ringe etter en lege? (Should I call a doctor?)
  • Person 1: Ja, takk. (Yes, please.)

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Great job! Now you have learned some important health-related Norwegian Bokmål vocabulary. To improve your Norwegian Bokmål Vocabulary, you can also use the Polyglot Club website. Find native speakers and ask them any questions!

➡ If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments section below.
➡ Feel free to edit this wiki page if you think it can be improved. 😎

Impressive work on finishing this lesson! Explore these additional pages to enhance your understanding: Count to 10 & Asking Directions.

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