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Norwegian translations by specialised translators (native speakers): Adaptation, localisation, transcreation, and creative services

Pragmatic, specific, nuanced. ConText® is a specialist language service provider for Norwegian translation, a translation agency that takes a rapid, unbureaucratic approach to business relationships based on trust to the benefit of our clients. We have the flexibility and expertise to adapt to your individual requirements.

Our specialised Norwegian translators transfer all the content from your manuscript into the target language while preserving the original sense and meaning. Apart from that, our translators formulate the Norwegian translation for the intended target audience while retaining the style and undertone of the original.

This gives you top-quality Norwegian text in an accurate translation that reads like an original. We have not only mastered the art of Norwegian translation; translation is our passion – something we believe you will notice in the result.

Highly-qualified Norwegian translation agency – saving costs with cutting-edge translation technology

ConText® translators reuse previously verified sentences while also ensuring that any client terminology lists are applied consistently throughout the translation with the aid of state-of-the-art translation technology (CAT tools as well as translation memory and data mining technology).

This keeps the language style consistent in all Norwegian translations from ConText®. Our databases store predefined terminology lists as well as comments and corrections to be included in all Norwegian translations.

Highly specialised Norwegian translation experts

We translate and localise specialised texts from German and English into Norwegian and from Norwegian into German, or other languages.

The rapid rate of technological and scientific progress requires increasing depth of specialisation from translators.

Our specialist areas include business, law, IT, banking, construction, architecture, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, pharmaceuticals, marketing, communications, and advertising. ConText® services include quality assurance from our in-house proofreaders.

Our quality, your assurance – translations into Norwegian at ISO 17100:2015 international quality standard

The ConText® translation agency uses project management software developed in-house from order receipt to delivery of the final translation.

We provide a web portal for registered clients to place complex translation and localisation orders for Norwegian, upload the original documents, and download the translated texts.

A Norwegian project comprises individual client jobs such as translation, proofreading, localisation in multiple language combinations, and DTP.

We use CAT tools such as Trados, MemoQ, Transit and Translation Workspace to generate automated translation analysis if requested.

All Norwegian translations comply with the ISO 17100:2015 international quality standard to ensure completeness and form.

ConText® also supplies official translations from certified Norwegian translators.

Transcreation – localising the message behind your brand

Brands vie for attention in reaching the target audience. Imagine you have recently run a successful sales campaign in Norway, and you would like to repeat that for other markets. It usually takes good transcreation to carry your message out to consumers in all the world’s markets.

Advertising messages often contain a subtext that needs to be decoded correctly by the audience in the target market. The art of transcreation involves adapting the message your brand conveys while keeping your brand identity intact in every local market. Translators often take a more liberal and creative approach to this kind of job, as the texts – and visuals in many cases – need to be adapted for your message to hit the mark in an intercultural context.

Transcreation plays an essential role in successful intercultural advertising, communication and product marketing, as it ensures that the message is conveyed as intended to the target audience in each market.

Full-service package for Norwegian

In addition to translation, adaptation, localisation and proofreading, our services extend to consultancy, editorial services, media and graphic design, and print contract management.

We are also happy to take care of the complete package that includes everything from specialist translations into Norwegian by native speakers to international typesetting and proofreading to design, print and delivery including organisation, while keeping within the agreed budget and schedule.

Content creation: We write success stories in Norwegian – finer, faster, with a bit more “Oomph!”

Our Norwegian translators, Norwegian copywriters and Norwegian authors help put your thoughts into words.
We prepare and translate the following projects and materials from and into Norwegian:

Websites, SEO texts and landing pages
Product descriptions for online shops
E-mail newsletters
Press releases
Advertising slogans
Video scripts
Brochures and leaflets
Advertisements and posters
Social media contributions
Multilingual product descriptions

How much overhead do you have in your translation orders?

How quickly and flexibly can your translation agency respond to requests for Norwegian? How simple and straightforward is it to process a small order? How easily can you communicate with your contact person?

Working with ConText® makes it all easy. We do not have the huge unwieldy internal bureaucracy of large agencies, a bureaucratic machine that takes time and expense to set into motion for each Norwegian translation order; we can react flexibly and quickly to client demands.

Interested? Get in touch!

Or just send us your text to be translated by e-mail and we will make you an offer for Norwegian.

ConText®
Hindenburgstraße 10
55118 Mainz
Germany

Tel.: +49 (6131) 55 434-0
Fax: +49 (6131) 55 434-20
E-mail: welcome(at)context.de

The Norwegian language – characteristics and spread

Norwegian belongs to the North Germanic branch of Indo-European languages. Norwegian is spoken by about five million Norwegians as their native language; most live in Norway, where it is the official language.

Norwegian has been standardised into four forms, of which have two currently have official status:

Bokmål ([bukmo:l], lit.: book language); Nynorsk ([ny:norsk], lit.: New Norwegian); Riksmål ([ri:ksmo:l], lit.: imperial language – a very conservative version of Bokmål more closely oriented to Danish, without official status; Høgnorsk ([Ho:gnorsk], lit.: High Norwegian – a very conservative version of Nynorsk more closely oriented to Ivar Andreas Aasen’s original standardisation, without official status)

Bokmål/Riksmål, often erroneously simplified to Norsk (Norwegian), is used as a written language by about eighty-five to ninety percent of Norway’s population; these two versions are not an original individual language, but partially adapted from Danish and are therefore offshoots of Danish. Riksmål is an unofficial language version similar to the more moderate Bokmål, but more committed to the Danish-Norwegian literary tradition and less heavily adapted from Danish than Bokmål.

Nynorsk has more in common with the West Scandinavian languages – such as ​​Faroese and Icelandic – than Bokmål, Danish and Swedish. Despite the prefix ny (new), Nynorsk (New Norwegian) is actually the older of the two official Norwegian language versions.

Høgnorsk is only maintained in very small communities.

The Nynorsk and Bokmål versions also have many elements that they share with Swedish. Norwegians, Danes and Swedes understand each other quite well, although Norwegians are better at understanding the other two linguistically than Danes and Swedes are at understanding each other. Norwegians also have a better starting point at learning Faroese or Icelandic. Similarities in vocabulary between Danish and Norwegian are estimated at around 95% compared to 85 to 90% between Danish and Swedish.

Norwegian originates from Old Norse, which is very similar to Icelandic. Middle Low German (Plattdeutsch) was the lingua franca of northern Europe during the Hanseatic period, and many words from Low German have been integrated as loanwords.

Nynorsk is used as the official language in 27% of all Norwegian communities where a total of 12% of the total population lives; around half of the remaining municipalities use Bokmål as their official language, and the other half do not have a declared official language between the two, which in practice means that they default to Bokmål.

The language agreement in the Nordic Council ensures that Danish and Swedish are permitted in official correspondence on a mutual basis.

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ConText®
Hindenburgstraße 10
55118 Mainz
Germany

Tel.: +49 (6131) 55 434-0
Fax: +49 (6131) 55 434-20
E-mail: welcome(at)context.de

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