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Norwegian to English and English to Norwegian Translation Services

* While there is only one official spoken form of Norwegian, there are two official written forms known as Bokmål (book language) and Nynorsk (New Norwegian).

* Both use the same Norwegian alphabet which is based on the Latin version, although since 1917 it officially has three additional letters (Æ/æ, Ø/ø, and Å/å) exactly like the Danish alphabet.

* Bokmål is the most commonly used written form and is similar to Danish and the historical Eastern Old Norse language.

* Nynorsk is more like the Western Old Norse language and is only used by around 10% of the population on a daily basis.

* Bokmål was once known as Riksmål (national language) and is based mostly on the written form of Danish or the common Danish-Norwegian speech.

* Landsmål (national language) became Nynorsk in 1929 and was based on colloquial Norwegian as well as the many regional dialects in the country.

 

Samples of Norwegian Translation and Interpretation Services

* Our office in portugal has several regular clients requiring these translation services for this language pair.


About the Norwegian Language

* Because there are so many local dialects of Norwegian it is very difficult to count exactly how many people actually speak Norwegian, although there are not many who speak it outside of Norway proper.

* It is believed that there are around 4 million citizens of Norway who speak Norwegian, and around 1 million people who speak Norwegian in other countries including Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Spain, Canada and the USA.

* Norway was once an independent kingdom where they spoke Old Norse, but after the Black Death wiped out almost half the population in 1349 there were very few people left to preserve the written language.

* In 1814, as a part of the Treaty of Kiel, Norway was transferred from Denmark to Sweden. Before the treaty came into effect, however, a constitutional assembly was called, and on May 17th 1814 Norway declared independence. During the ensuing negotiations, a so-called personal union was declared. Sweden and Norway became two independent countries under the Swedish king.

* When Norway entered into a union with Denmark, Danish soon became the language of choice for the elite, the clergy, lawyers and the language of Norwegian literature.

 

Interesting Facts about Norwegian

* The Christmas tree used in Trafalgar Square in London every year has been donated by the people of Norway since 1946 as a thank you for the assistance given by the British during WWII.

* Norway knighted Nils Olav, an honorary member of the Norwegian King’s Guard, who is also happens to be a penguin in 2008.

* N98-99% of the electricity in Norway is generated by hydroelectric plants, more than any other country in the world.




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About Norwegian...


Norwegian is a member of the Northern branch of Germanic languages and along with Swedish, Danish, Icelandic and Faroese is derived from Old Norse.

As a general rule, people who speak Swedish, Danish and Norwegian can understand each other’s conversations although the more colloquial speakers from younger generations struggle more with this.