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Norwegian translation: "white-collar worker" is "funksjonær" or "hvitsnipparbeider", "blue-collar worker" is "arbeider"

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04:24 Jul 27, 2000
English to Norwegian translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: White collar worker, blue collar worker
Company documents listing different types of workers.
Carole Hognestad
Norwegian translation:"white-collar worker" is "funksjonær" or "hvitsnipparbeider", "blue-collar worker" is "arbeider"
Explanation:
I suppose the best translations are
1 ) "funksjonær" for white-collar worker
If you use the Engl. term in plural, you can say
funksjonærstanden" in Norw.
2) "arbeider" for blue-collar worker (pl.: "arbeidere")

However, the distinctions betwenn these two groups are not too clear-cut in Norway, as you probably know.
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Annveig Kristiansen
Local time: 06:25
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na"white-collar worker" is "funksjonær" or "hvitsnipparbeider", "blue-collar worker" is "arbeider"Annveig Kristiansen


  

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"white-collar worker" is "funksjonær" or "hvitsnipparbeider", "blue-collar worker" is "arbeider"


Explanation:
I suppose the best translations are
1 ) "funksjonær" for white-collar worker
If you use the Engl. term in plural, you can say
funksjonærstanden" in Norw.
2) "arbeider" for blue-collar worker (pl.: "arbeidere")

However, the distinctions betwenn these two groups are not too clear-cut in Norway, as you probably know.

Annveig Kristiansen
Local time: 06:25
PRO pts in pair: 4
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