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Meet our Norwegian translators
Our team of dedicated Norwegian translators are the best in their field and put their passion for language at your service. They have years of experience and know the language in all its little details and complexities. With all of them being native-speakers and having followed specific training courses, they have certifications that recognize their language level and qualify them as expert Norwegian translators.
From global to local
As you probably already know, there isn’t really one single universal Norwegian language. Many Norwegian words and phrases can be singular to a particular area and would be as foreign to an Norwegian speaker from outside the region as words from Mandarin or Ewokese. On the other side, there are some words that may be used in all Norwegian-speaking countries, but which have entirely different meanings depending on which of those countries you’re in.
As such, if you’re planning on expanding your business to one of these Norwegian-speaking countries, it’s important to employ the right language. You want the language to sound as natural as possible to the locals, but you also want to avoid mistakenly offending anyone. Therefore, only qualified and experienced Norwegian translators can deliver the right and appropriate content translating from one language to another.
Norwegian language history
Norwegian (norsk) is an Indo-European language belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Germanic languages. Like all scandinavian languages, Norwegian traces itself back from Old Norse, which was spread across Europe by Viking merchants (including settlements in present-day Russia), who made Old Norse one of the most widespread languages of their time.
Starting in the 9th century, Old Norse underwent splits and divisions over time that eventually gave birth to a remarkable three modern languages which are actually mutually intelligible – Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish! Today, Norwegian actually has two official written languages, which takes a variety of dialects into consideration - Bokmål and nynorsk.
Bokmål or nynorsk?
As already mentioned earlier, Norwegian is composed of two official standardized spoken and written languages: Bokmål and Nynorsk. The two varieties are used in public administration, religious services, and in the media. Newspapers, magazines and books are published in both varieties that have undergone a number of reforms throughout the 20th century.
This division of Norwegian has a historical explanation: Bokmål is based on written Danish, which was the official language of Norway for more than four hundred years (1380–1814). Nynorsk was created in the 1850s, and is a compilation and combination of mostly Western Norwegian regional dialects. If you have a good command of Norwegian you're not only able to communicate with Norwegians, but also with people in Sweden and Denmark.
The Norwegian language is one of its kind. The modern Norwegian alphabet has 29 letters compared with 26 in the English alphabet. The first 26 letters of the Norwegian alphabet are exactly the same as in English, however, Norwegian has three extra letters at the end of the alphabet. The three extra letters at the end are æ ø å.
Knowing the order can be helpful for anyone who is trying to find a town or street name in the index section of a map. It can also be helpful when you are trying to translate a word with the help of a Norwegian-English dictionary. So, the Norwegian alphabet is as follows:
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z æ ø å
Very few Norwegians, if any, speak the way a text is written, whether it's in Bokmål or Nynorsk. Instead they make use of the local dialects. For Norwegians the dialect makes up an important part of their identity, and by listening to a person's dialect we can in most cases determine with good accuracy from which part of the country he or she is from.
Beginners to the Norwegian language might find some dialects hard to understand, but Norwegians are understanding and speak closer to the written language if they notice you don't understand them. The Norwegian Dialects are usually divided into four major groups: North (Nordnorsk), Central (Trøndnorsk), West (Vestnorsk), East (Østnorsk).
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