Translation into Danish
The number of Danish speakers is short of 10 million. Nonetheless, this language remains a tool for seizing the valuable opportunities that Denmark has to offer.
Danish Around the World
Denmark has a population of approximately 5.6 million, 95% of whom are Danish speaking. In the north of Germany, a community of 50,000 people also speak Danish as their first language.
Danish is one of the Nordic Scandinavian languages, specifically belonging to the family of northern languages with strong Germanic roots. Danish belongs to the same group as Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic and Faroese languages.
Danish in the Professional World
These northern languages have many similarities, so Danish can also be used to communicate somewhat in Norway or in Sweden. In Sweden and Denmark, as an example of common terms, the terms “gloves”, “father,” and “house” are each identical in both languages, respectively “handske,” “fader,” and “hus.” Economic opportunity in this part of Europe is thus more easily accessible with a mastery of Danish language.
The Subtleties of the Danish Language
Danish language is divided into three main dialect groups. There is Jutlandic Danish, spoken in a large portion of Denmark. Then there is Island Danish, which as its name suggests is specific to the Danish islands, most notably Funen Island. Finally there’s the Bornholmsk Danish dialect which takes its name from Bornholm, a Danish island in the Baltic Sea and south of Sweden.
Due to its sounds and some of its common roots, Danish is similar to English. What’s more, several verbs in this language can be compared to those of Shakespeare’s language. They are conjugated in the same way, with a present, past, and past participle. In Danish for example, “giving” is translated as “at give”; making the Danish verb tenses “give”, “gav” and “givet” very close to “to give”, “give” “gave,” and “given” in English.
Still, in written form the two languages, Danish and English, are completely different. This difference is notably because Danish, in addition to having 26 Latin letters, has 3 added distinct letters: å, ø, and æ.
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