Norwegian 101

The number of grammatical genders in Norwegian is somewhat disputed, but the official view is that Norwegian nouns fall into three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter. The inflection of the nouns depends on the gender.

Bokmål
m.: en gutt gutten gutter guttene
(a boy) (the boy) (boys) (the boys)
f.: en/ei dør døren/døra dører dørene
(a door) (the door) (doors) (the doors)
n.: et hus huset hus husene/husa
(a house) (the house) (houses) (the houses)

Note that feminine nouns can be inflected like masculine nouns in Bokmål. Riksmål rejects the feminine gender and merges it with the masculine into a common gender (utrum), like in Danish.

Nynorsk
m.: ein gut guten gutar gutane
(a boy) (the boy) (boys) (the boys)
f.: ei sol sola/soli soler solene
(a sun) (the sun) (suns) (the suns)
ei kyrkje/ kyrkja kyrkjer/ kyrkjene/
kyrkja kyrkjor kyrkjone
(a church) (the church) (churches) (the churches)
n.: eit hus huset hus husa/husi
(a house) (the house) (houses) (the houses)

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