12.1

12.1 Words for snow

There are many words for snow in Norwegian, here are a few of the most commonly used:

et snøvær snowy weather
en snøstorm snow storm, blizzard
en snøfokk /
et snødrev
drifting, blowing snow (weather type)
en drivsnø drifting/drifted snow (snow type)
ei snøfonn snowbank (made by the wind)
en brøytekant  snowbank (roadside, man made)
en klabbesnø sticky snow (i.e. under the skis)
en løssnø loose snow
en skare snow crust
et slaps slush, partly melted snow
et sludd wet snow, mixed rain and snow
en tørrsnø dry snow
et snøfnugg snowflake
ei snøfille big snowflake
kram snø moist snow (good for snowballs)