A Simple Guide to Norwegian Communication

Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

Norwegian are pragmatic

They communicate directly 

Often in straightforward ways

Sometimes it may feel rude from a foreign perspective

But really it is not meant in a bad way

Norwegians are not impolite

They just use simple, direct & pragmatic communication

Don't worry you will get use to it

Here is a little list of common expression you will come across in Norway

"Oi!" may also express surprise and is a good reply to "Nei, men!"

In that setting it means "What a nice surprise to see you!"

Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway 

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By Julien S. Bourrelle

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