Professional translation and interpreter services for Norwegian-English and English-Norwegian.
Norway is known as one of the easiest countries in the world in which to do business, but with so many regional varieties of its national language, highly-skilled translators are essential.
Global companies, large and small, rely on our on-demand Norwegian translation services for quick turnaround on a huge variety of Norwegian-English and English-Norwegian texts – always at highly competitive prices.
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Thanks to 30+ years’ translation and localisation experience, and thousands of certified translators, our expert teams will swiftly and sympathetically translate your Norwegian texts to English (and vice versa).
- Norwegian belongs to the North Germanic group of the Indo-European languages and is spoken predominantly in Norway (population: 5.4 million).
- There are two official forms of written Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk), each with its own variants.
- The Norwegian language has been highly influenced by the country’s union with Sweden and Denmark through history. Spoken Norwegian shares commonalities with Swedish; the written form is more reminiscent of Danish (due to Norway formerly being under Danish rule).
- Lexically, Norwegian takes most of its vocabulary from Old Norse, although it has consistently absorbed loan words from both Swedish and Danish and, more recently, from English.
- Norwegian’s tonelag (the inflection and almost musical accent of a language) is said to be difficult for non-speakers to master. It is a pitch-accent language, with tone variations used to differentiate words with otherwise identical pronunciation.
- Norwegian is written in the 26-letter Latin script, with the additions of Æ, Ø and Å. This is identical to the Danish alphabet.
- In spoken Norwegian, a notable feature is that the speaker can be seen to ‘talk on an in-breath’. This is especially common for short words, such as ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Norwegian translation facts
- Estimates vary as to the exact number of Norwegian dialects. Due to the country’s mountainous topography, distinct dialects can even be found at the level of small farm clusters.
- Many Norwegian dialects have marked variations in grammar, syntax, vocabulary and pronunciation. In some cases, they are so dissimilar as to be unintelligible to even close neighbours. As a result of immigration from the East, an ethnolect called Kebab Norwegian appeared in the 1980s. These speakers mix in words from a variety of other languages, including Turkish, Arabic, Punjabi, Spanish and even Japanese.
- The Norwegian grammar system is fairly straightforward for English speakers to master, but gendered nouns (masculine/feminine/neuter) must be memorised.
- Norwegian vocabulary is more challenging. Certain words can mean dissimilar things, with only minor variations in tone.
- Norwegian has a compendium of unusually long words, which vary between areas and dialect regions.
- In Norwegian grammar, a period/full stop is used after a number, so you might see a sentence such as: ‘vi vet at 2. verdenskrig begynte i 1939’ (We know that World War 2 began in 1939).
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