Norwegian Translation Services
Norwegian translations are famous for being “the highest cost translation” in the world. A combination of a high purchase power with a low number of people who want to be translator result in a translation rate substantially higher than those rates observed in other languages.
Still, companies pay the premium and get their products and services into Norwegian. Why so? Because Norway is one of the richest countries on earth. They have the second-highest GDP per capita in the world. As one can see in Wikipedia, “Norway ranks as the second-wealthiest country in the world in monetary value, with the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation.”
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With this purchase power, translation in Norwegian gives access to a powerful buyer market. US companies know about that and make sure documents like these are published in Norwegian:
- User Guides
- User Manuals
- Other products and service materials
Although most of the translation is done from English to Norwegian by companies trying to improve their presence in Norway, it is also common for Norwegian to English projects. Translations from Norwegian into English are done on behalf of Norwegian companies exporting their products and services globally.
The Norwegian Language
It is a North Germanic language and the official language of Norway. Curiously, there are two official written versions of the language: the “book tongue” and the “new Norwegian.” Other versions exist, although they are not official.
Because of their past common history, Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish people share many cultural traits, which reflects in the proximity of the Norwegian language to Danish and Swedish.
For a complimentary assessment of which version of Norwegian your company should use when translating business and technical documents, please call us today for a free consultation: 212-300-5990.
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