Housing ads in Norway

Typical vocabulary

Housing ads in Norway

When looking for a suitable place to live in Norway, you will notice that most of the newspapers and housing websites are written in Norwegian. Here is a small housing glossary that will hopefully make your search easier.

When looking for accommodation in Norway, you should be familiar with the following vocabulary:

  • Eiendom: estate, possession, property.
  • Leiemarkedet: rental market
  • Filker:county
  • Til leie: to let
  • Leilighet: flat
  • 1-rom: kitchen, bathroom plus one room
  • Kollektiv: shared flat
  • Hybel: studio or room for rent in shared flat
  • Soverom: bedroom
  • Kjøkken: kitchen
  • Kvm: square metres
  • Fullt møblert: furnished
  • Delvis møblert: partially furnished
  • Ikke røyk: non smoking
  • Boliger til leie: property for rent
  • Velg område : select area
  • Lys: lighting
  • Nǽr off. Komm.: clos to public trasports

Decoding Norwegian ads can be very challenging since rarely real estate web sites are in English. But remember that most Norwegians speak a high standard of English, therefore instead of spending hours trying to decode ads, you can easily phone estate agents directly.

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