Free Text-To-Speech and Text-to-MP3 for Norwegian

Easily convert your Norwegian text into professional speech for free. Perfect for e-learning, presentations, YouTube videos and increasing the accessibility of your website. Our voices pronounce your texts in their own language using a specific accent. Plus, these texts can be downloaded as MP3. In some languages, multiple speakers are available.

Input limit: 3,000 characters / Don't forget to turn on your speakers :-)

Hint: If you finish a sentence, leave a space after the dot before the next one starts for better pronunciation.

Here are some features to use while generating speech:

Add a break

Mary had a little lamb <break time="1s"/> Whose fleece was white as snow.

Emphasizing words

I already told you I <emphasis level="strong">really like </emphasis> that person.


For dramatic purposes, you might wish to <prosody rate="slow">slow down the speaking rate of your text.</prosody>
Or if you are in a hurry <prosody rate="fast">your may want to speed it up a bit.</prosody>


Do you like sythesized speech <prosody pitch="high">with a pitch that is higher than normal?</prosody>
Or do you prefer your speech <prosody pitch="-20%">with a somewhat lower pitch?</prosody>


<amazon:effect name="whispered">If you make any noise, </amazon:effect> she said, <amazon:effect name="whispered">they will hear us.</amazon:effect>


It is possible to switch between speakers within the text. Just use the following format:
[speaker:Brian] Hello Emma
[speaker:Emma] Hey Brian
[speaker:Brian] How are you doing?
[speaker:Emma] I am fine. May i invite you to a cup of tea?

Please note: Remove any diacritical signs from the speakers names when using this, Léa = Lea, Penélope = Penelope

Need more effects or customization? Please refer to the Amazon SSML Tags for Amazon Polly

Facts about the Norwegian language:

The Norwegian language originated in 700 as Norse, it is considered North Germanic. It is closely related to the English language which is also from Germanic origins. It is a tonal language. Norse was commonly spoken by the Viking community. The written language during its early years was the runic alphabet. It is the oldest of the written Germanic languages recorded. In 1030 Christianity reached Norway bring a new influence on their language. Latin words became part of the Norwegian vocabulary and Latin script inspired the written language. In the 19th century, the Danish released power over Norway causing them to become an independent country and that is when the Danish language began to split from Norwegian.

Modern Norwegian, or Norsk, is spoken primarily in Norway where there are approximately five million inhabitants and many different dialects. The Danish and Swedish languages are similar in that they have a dialect continuum which, put simply, means that these languages are interchangeable and understandable with Norwegian. Modern written Norweign is different than most languages. There are two written forms commonly used, the first is Bokmal, or "book tongue", and the second is Nynorsk meaning "new Norwegian". Additionally, there are two more forms of written Norwegian but they are considered unofficial and not commonly utilized. Norsk is a fascinating language often overlooked due to it only spoken primarily in one country, but it has a rich history and lyrical flow that make it stand out against others.

Supported voice languages:

Australian English
Brazilian Portuguese
British English
Canadian French
Castilian Spanish
Chinese Mandarin
Indian English
Mexican Spanish
US English
US Spanish
Welsh English

Current Limit: ~375 words or 3,000 characters / day | Powered by AWS Polly

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