Learn About Emergency Situations in Norwegian

An emergency situation is something which could be life threatening. Let’s learn some vocabulary for such situations in Norwegian.

NorwegianEnglish
  nødsituasjon
emergency situation
  å brekke
to break
  kvalm
sick
  redd
scared
  å svette
to sweat
  svimmel
dizzy
  legevakta
emergency service
  hjerteinfarkt
heart attack
  akutte smerter
acute pain
  røntgen
Xray
  fastlegen
General Practitioner
  sykehus
hospital

In Norway, each person is assigned a fastlegen(General Practitioner) in his/her locality. In case of an emergency such as an accident or sickness, a person can be rushed to a legevakt(emergency service). They will examine the person and if necessary send him/her to the hospital.

Below are the emergency numbers used in Norway.

NorwegianEnglish
  Brann : 110
Fire    : 110
  Politi   : 112
Police : 112
  Lege   : 113
Doctor: 113

Here is what you do when you face an emergency situation:

NorwegianEnglish
  Ring riktig nummer.
Ring the correct number.
  Fortell hvem du er.
Tell who you are.
  Fortell hva som har skjedd.
Tell what has happened.
  Fortell hvor du er.
Tell where you are.

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2 thoughts on “Learn About Emergency Situations in Norwegian

  1. Louis Janus

    after I had learned Norwegian, I was walking on the U of O campus and a car came driving towards me, on fire. My brain came up with all sorts of words for fire / flames, but I honestly didn’t think about screaming BRANN! These are the kinds of situations you can’t really be prepared for! What do you say if a person falls overboard in a boat? Just let your imagination run freely and come up with lots of these situations.

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    1. Kevin Post author

      Car on fire? Sounds like a movie scene 🙂
      In a panic situation, one will think in his/her mother tongue I guess.

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