The world language in the land of the tulips
The Dutch language
Greetings! Or as they say in the Netherlands – Van harte welkom!
Dutch (Nederlands) is one of the West Germanic languages and is spoken by more than 25 million native speakers. Most of them live in the Netherlands and Belgium. Dutch is also the official language of the Caribbean islands of Sint Eustatius, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba and Curaçao and Sint Maarten.
Often people speak of Hollandic or Flemish instead of Dutch, but these are only Dutch dialects. Hollandic is only spoken in the Dutch provinces of North and South Holland – Flemish however is spoken in the north of Belgium. The Flemish region of Belgium is also called Flanders and the Dutch-speaking Belgians living there are called Flemings.
Translations into Dutch
The Golden Age ofthe Netherlands marks the century of cultural and economic prosperity of the Netherlands. In the 17th century, the Netherlands was one of the decisive colonial powers in the world, colonising mainly areas in Africa, Asia and America through trade and lease agreements. The most important colony of the Netherlands was probably Indonesia. Even though the Netherlands has lost many of its colonies over time, partly due to battles with other colonial powers, the Netherlands still plays a very important economic role today due to its worldwide trade relations.
For example, the Netherlands is one of the most important trading partners for Germany. This applies to both the import and export of commercial goods, such as mechanical engineering products or chemical products and goods. However, the Netherlands is generally known for its colourful variety of tulips and their export. Culinary the Netherlands has more to offer than just cheese. From the sweet Stroopwafel, two thin wafers with a delicious layer of caramel in between, to Vla, a liquid pudding with various flavours such as vanilla, chocolate or strawberry, to Patat speciaal, French fries with curry ketchup, mayonnaise and onions, or Stamppot, a stew made from mashed potatoes and vegetables – Dutch cuisine offers delicacies for everyone, whether you have a sweet tooth or a flair for the savoury.
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Good to know: What should be considered when translating into Dutch?
Compared to German, Dutch has a expansion factor of about 1.1-1.15. This means that the Dutch or Flemish target texts are usually a little longer than the German source texts. A graphic artist must therefore pay the appropriate attention to the layout of the Dutch target texts and make formal adjustments to the documents. This way, language peculiarities are taken into account and it can be prevented that the layout of the target file deviates from that of the source file.
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