Norwegian

Norwegian Translation Services

Preface

Norwegian originated from the North Germanic language (also called Scandinavian languages) and is spoken natively by over 5 million people. Most of the Norwegian speaking population is concentrated predominantly in Norway where the language has the status of being the official language. Norwegian is mutually intelligible with Danish and Swedish.

The Norwegian language is categorized as a Indo-European language and belongs to the North Germanic segment of Germanic group of languages. Modern Norwegian has two written official forms, which are Bokmål and Nynorsk.

Nynorsk and Bokmål only set standards for written Norwegian and not for how the language is spoken. There is not any official standard of spoken Norwegian, and most natives speak their own dialect of Norwegian under all circumstances. Thus, different to many other countries, all Norwegian dialects, whether they confirm with written norms or not, are accepted as correct form of spoken Norwegian.

About Norwegian Language

The Norwegian society is egalitarian. It is important to treat your male and female colleagues as equals. It is a direct result of the Norwegian’s belief in Jante’s Law, which gives high importance to equality and humility.

Few business tips while dealing with your Norwegian counterparts are:

  • Use arguments with facts to back them up and refrain from making emotional superlatives.
  • They like to come to the point directly with hardly any small talk. It is better to refrain from it while dealing with your Norwegian associates.
  • Be punctual and in case you can’t, call up and inform and in case required, reschedule your meeting. Arriving before time is also equally inconveniencing for your Norwegian counterparts.
  • Use of exaggerated speech and gestures is a strict no-no as the Norwegian revere Modesty and such extravagances are seen in bad taste.
  • Avoid interrupting a speaker as it is seen as rude and arrogant. Wait for the person to finish before asking your questions.
  • Set an agenda for your meeting beforehand and stick to it.
  • Keep your conduct professional and don’t ask any personal questions as this is considered outright rude behavior.
  • It is quite common for union representatives to be present during business meetings. Don’t be surprised by this.
  • Norwegians at times might have two first names. It is advisable to address them using both when invited to be addressed by their first names.

Some of the values that are highly honored in most of the Norwegian speaking countries and regions are:

  • Egalitarianism
  • Humility
  • Direct Communication

Since Norwegian language can be hard to translate, it is imperative to use services provided by a translation service provider that is experienced and well-versed in Norwegian language translations for your business. It is advisable to employ a translation company with global presence and a team of Norwegian speakers, who are familiar with the Norwegian language specifics and socio-cultural nuances.

A project manager coordinates the Norwegian translation process from the beginning of the interaction to end and also allocates to the project the most appropriate Norwegian translators based on the context of the translation required. All work done by the Norwegian translations is proofread by editors to ensure accuracy.

We offer Norwegian Translation Services in various areas including:

  • E- Learning
  • Software localization
  • Website translation
  • Legal document translation
  • Survey Translation
  • Certificates (police certificates, licenses, passports, diplomas, degrees, university migration documents etc.)
  • Thesis translation
  • Research papers translation

How to contact us?

You can contact us 24×7 at +91-9319666453 or email at info@lingochaps.com for a quick for any type of Norwegian to English and English to Norwegian Language Services including translation, interpretation, localization, voice-over, sub-titling, Software Localization, Website Localization, Games Localization, e-learning Programs, Dubbing Services and any other related services.

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