Norskbloggen archive

Nordmenn, høflighet og kunsten å omgås fremmede

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2019 by Camilla Cahill

It is easy to feel slightly bewildered when trying to adapt to the mannerisms of Norwegians, and it is easy to feel challenged when interacting with the people themselves for the first time. In thi...

How to be polite in Norway

Posted Thursday, February 01, 2018 by Aud Inger Åsjord

This video gives you seven dos and don’ts for behaving politely in Norway and words and expressions for speaking politely in Norwegian.

How Norwegians avoid saying "please"

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Norwegians are neither known for being particularly polite or particularly rude. But it often puzzles newcomers that we never say "please"… or do we? In this blog article you'll learn how to polite...

Takk for alt!

Posted Thursday, March 02, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

If Norwegians are bad at saying “please”, we are pretty good at saying "thank you". We thank people for virtually everything. But we don’t like to SAY “Thank you for Everything”! You’ll see why as ...

How to get the attention of a Norwegian

Posted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

So, you need to practice your Norwegian. Talking to a native speaker is recommended. But how do you actually START a conversation with a Norwegian specimen? Knowing how to strike up a conversation ...

The Norwegian Rituals of Meeting and Greeting

Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Meeting and greeting people is a bit like dancing. When Tor enters the dance floor, he feels for the rhythm, then he knows which step to take; whether to lead or to follow. Today, Tor will show you...