Norwegian 101

A table for one person/two people, please.
Kan jeg få et bord for en/to personer?
Can I look at the menu, please?
Kan jeg får se på menyen?
Can I look in the kitchen?
Kan jeg få se kjøkkenet?
*Note* This is usually a grave insult. If you feel that bad about eating there, go somewhere else instead.

Is there a house specialty?
Hva er spesialiteten deres?
Is there a local specialty?
Er det en lokal rett jeg bør smake på?
I'm a vegetarian.
Jeg er vegetarianer.
I don't eat pork.
Jeg spiser ikke svin.
I'm on a diet. Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)
Jeg slanker meg. Kan jeg få så lite fett som mulig? (mindre olje/smør/fett)
fixed-price meal
dagens rett
a la carté
a la carté
breakfast
frokost
lunch
lunch
tea (meal)
kaffe og kaker
*Note* This literally means 'coffee and cakes' in Norwegian. You could of course still order tea, if you prefer that.

supper
middag
I would like _____.
Kan jeg få _____.
I want a dish containing _____.
Jeg vil ha en rett med _____.
chicken
kylling (kjyll-ing)
beef
oksekjøtt
fish
fisk
ham
skinke
sausage
pølse
cheese
ost
eggs
egg
salad
salat
(fresh) vegetables
(ferske) grønnsaker
(fresh) fruit
(fersk) frukt
bread
brød
toast
ristet brød
noodles
nudler
rice
ris
beans
bønner
May I have a glass of _____?
Kan jeg få et glass _____?
May I have a cup of _____?
Kan jeg få en kopp _____?
May I have a bottle of _____?
Kan jeg få en flaske _____?
coffee
kaffe
tea (drink)
te
juice
juice (jus)
(bubbly) water
farris
water
vann
beer
øl
red/white wine
rødvin/hvitvin (rø-vin/vit-vin)
May I have some _____?
Kan jeg få litt _____?
salt
salt
(black) pepper
(sort) pepper
butter
smør
Excuse me, waiter?
Unnskyld, kelner?
I'm finished.
Jeg er ferdig.
It was delicious.
Det smakte utmerket.
Please clear the plates.
Kan du ta med tallerknene.
The check, please.
Kan jeg få regningen?

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