Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Language & Phrasebook in Norway

EuropeNorwayLanguage & Phrasebook in Norway

There is no standard spoken Norwegian (norsk) — even in public broadcasting, a variety of dialects are utilized. Bokml and Nynorsk are the two traditional methods of writing it. Both are taught in schools in Norway. The two variants are closely related and mutually intelligible with the other Scandinavian languages, Danish and Swedish. Bokml is by far the most popular in the majority of the nation, while Nynorsk is more widespread in Western Norway.

Sami is a minority language with formal recognition in certain northern areas. There are road signs and other public information in both Norwegian and Sami. Place names in Norwegian and Sami may vary; maps will usually use the Norwegian name. Sami is closely linked to the Finnish language, but not to Indo-European languages like Norwegian or English (but there are quite a few loanwords).

Almost every Norwegians speak English, so you should have no difficulty getting about. 91 percent of the population speaks English, making Norway one of the most English-proficient nations where English is not an official language. Many individuals also study French, German, and/or Spanish.

Foreign films and television shows are often broadcast with subtitles in their native language. Only kids’ shows are dubbed into Norwegian.