About Our Dutch Translation Services
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We only translate Dutch for business and government institutions directly. To assist individuals, we have gathered information on translating a wide range of personal documents such as Birth Certificates,
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Dutch to English and English to Dutch Translation Services
* The Dutch alphabet is exactly the same as the English alphabet although the letters are pronounced differently.
* Because most letters correspond to one sound it is fairly easy to read and spell Dutch phonetically, although some find Dutch pronunciation difficult and guttural.
* The Dutch write words without using spaces between them, so a double barrel word would become a ‘doublebarrel’ one.
Samples of Dutch Translation and Interpretation Services
* We have performed Dutch Translation services for many companies, with a focus around energy and contracts.
About the Dutch Language
* There are over 22 million Native Dutch speakers with many second language speakers found in Germany, Northern France and also Eastern Europe.
* It is the national language of the Netherlands, Belgium, the Dutch Antilles and Suriname in South America.
* It is the official language of Flanders, in the Northern region of Flanders and is also spoken in Latin America, South Africa and parts of Indonesia. There are also older native Dutch speakers in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada, all of whom migrated there around the 1950’s.
* Middle Dutch is also known as Diets and is actually comprised of several similar Dutch dialects including West and East Flemish, Zealandic, Brabantian, Hollandic, Limburghish and Low Saxon.
* An effort to standardize Middle Dutch was made in the 16th Century as a result of refugees from Antwerp arriving in Holland.
* There are three distinct dialects in Modern Dutch, one used in the Northern Netherlands, one in Flanders and the Brussels version which is influenced heavily by French.
* The first ‘unified’ Dutch was created in 1618 in order to create and publish the first Dutch bible translation that could be understood by all Dutch speakers.
Interesting facts about Dutch
* One of the earliest recordings of Dutch writing was from a Flemish monk in a Rochester convent around 1100AD. It reads ‘Hebban olla vogala nestas hagunnan, hinase hic enda tu, wat unbidan we nu’ which means ‘All birds have started making nests, except me and you, what are we waiting for’.
* The longest word in official Dutch dictionaries is kindercarnavalsoptochtvoorbereidingswerkzaamhedenplan and means preparation activities for a children’s carnival procession – it has 53 letters.