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Nordmenn, høflighet og kunsten å omgås fremmede

Posted Friday, November 22, 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...

The Norwegian Rituals of Meeting and Greeting

Posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Tor is a popular guy - he meets many people every day; family, friends, colleagues and complete strangers. And he has just the right greeting for each and every one of them.  

Du, unnskyld...

Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Here is a quick video summary of my webinar on how to strike up a conversation with a Norwegian

How to get the attention of a Norwegian

Posted Wednesday, January 25, 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 ...

Two common small talk topics

Posted Saturday, August 08, 2015 by Yngvil Vatn Guttu