Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"
Norwegian are pragmatic
They use simple & direct communication
It may feel rude if you come from abroad
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
"Oi!" may also express surprise and 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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*This screenshot is not from us, but we could unfortunately not find the source