THE LANGUAGE FROM THE LAND OF THE VIKINGS
The Danish language
Danish (Dansk) belongs to the North Germanic languages together with Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese. These evolved from Old Norse and are also known as Nordic languages. The Danish language is spoken by approximately 10 million native speakers. Danish is the first official language only in Denmark. However, it is also the official language of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, a group of islands belonging to Denmark, which consists of 18 islands and is administered autonomously.
Although the Danish language has comparatively few native speakers, there is a wide variety of dialects, which developed in West Jutland through the distinctive influence of English and Swedish and in South Jutland through the influence of German. As easy as it is for a German to recognise some written Danish words at first sight, it is just as difficult to understand the spoken Danish language, as there are considerable differences. Nevertheless, there are usually no communication problems between Germans and Danes, as Danes learn German at school.
Germany is one of Denmark’s most important trading partners. Other trading partners include Sweden, Norway, Great Britain and the USA. Germany’s northernmost neighbour mainly exports machinery and machine parts, electronics, raw metals, food, chemical and pharmaceutical products as well as oil and gas.
But what is typically Danish for us? This ranges from the fairy tales of probably the most famous Danish writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen, such as The Little Mermaid (Den lille Havfrue), to Carlsberg, the Danish beer from the world’s fourth largest brewery group based in Copenhagen, to THE toy from probably the world’s largest toy manufacturer – LEGO, which is derived from the Danish leg godt (plays well).
It is impossible to imagine a household without the small plastic building bricks. Not only the little ones enjoy the more and more fancy objects that can be built with LEGO bricks. From cars like a Lamborghini, Ford Mustang or even the Batmobile, to buildings like the ManU stadium, the Taj Mahal or even Hogwarts Castle – LEGO captures the collectors’ hearts of the young and old.
Precise pharmaceutical translations by COMLOGOS
In the field of pharmaceutical products, the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is known worldwide, particularly for its research and development in the field of diabetes. For decades, the pharmaceutical giant has been intensively engaged in research into hormone metabolism and aims to contribute not only to the treatment and cure of diabetes, but also of other blood and metabolic diseases as well as obesity. The Danish pharmaceutical company sells its products in over 170 countries.
The worldwide distribution of pharmaceutical products creates a high demand for high-quality pharmaceutical translations. As a translation agency with a data pool of over 350 qualified, native-speaking specialist translators, we offer grade A technical translations for specialist fields such as pharmaceutics, chemistry and medical technology, but also for specialist fields such as automotive, plant engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics, marketing and law.
Requested language combinations to and from Danish:
- Danish – German
- German – Danish
- Danish – English
- English – Danish
Your desired language combination into or from Danish is not listed here? Then please contact our project management team. We will be happy to inform you about other possible language combinations.
COMLOGOS – your reliable partner for Danish technical translations
Do you need a translation into or from Danish? Simply use our online enquiry form and send us your request with the documents to be translated. We will provide you with an individual and free quotation. Our project managers are looking forward to your enquiry.
We are located in Fellbach near Stuttgart and operate nationwide as well as internationally. Regardless of whether you work in a city in Baden-Wuerttemberg or another federal state or come from Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense or Stuttgart, Berlin, Dortmund, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hanover, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Constance, Munich, Nuremberg or Ulm – COMLOGOS offers you translation services of the highest quality.
What’s in a name? A couple of weeks ago, I needed to stock up on washing powder, so I nipped into my local Penny, a branch of a popular German discount supermarket chain that carries a lot of cheap generic brands. The special offer that week bore an evocative name:...
THE CASE OF THE COSMIC CAPPUCCINOWhat colour is the universe? What does this question even mean? The other day I was sipping a cappuccino in a coffee bar downtown when I chanced upon a newspaper article. A team of astronomers from the John Hopkin’s University,...