"The vegetarian is eating the pasta and the rice."
Translation:Vegetarianeren spiser pastaen og risen.
Yeah, pretty much; you need to know which nouns are masculine or feminine. But confusing the issue is that common usage appears to have many feminine nouns now treated as masculine (ie: Jente can be either ei jente or en jente; but then you have to be consistent so THE girl would be either jenta or jenten.) I believe there are regional differences as well.