Translation into Danish

The number of Danish speakers is short of 10 million. Nonetheless, this language remains a tool for seizing opportunities that Denmark has to offer.

Danish Around the World

Denmark has a population of approximately 5,614 million, of which 95% is Danish speaking. In the north of Germany, a community of 50,000 people speak Danish as their mother tongue.

Danish is one of the Scandinavian languages and, to be more specific, belongs to the family of northern Germanic languages. This language belongs to the same group as Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic and Faroese.

Danish in the Professional World

As these northern languages have many similarities, Danish can become a language of communication in Norway or in Sweden. In Sweden and Denmark, to give an example of words in common, the terms ‘gloves, father and house’ are exactly the same, respectively ‘handske, fader and hus’. The economic assets of this part of Europe therefore become accessible with the mastery of the Danish language.

The Subtleties of the Danish Language

Danish is divided into three main dialectal groups. There is Jutlandic Danish which is spoken in a large proportion of Denmark. Then there is island Danish, which, as suggested by the name, is specific to the Islands, and most notably Funen. And finally, there is the Bornholmsk dialect, which takes its name from the Bornholm, and island in the Baltic Sea, south of Sweden.

Due to its sounds, 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 ‘at give’, then giving ‘give, gav and givet’, thus close to ‘to give, give gave, given’ in English.

However, in written form, they are completely different. This difference is notably due to the fact that Danish, as well as having 26 Latin letters, has 3 distinct letters: å, ø et æ.