POZENA’s professional human translations from Dutch to English and any other language or from English and any language into Dutch are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.
Why choose professional Dutch translations?
- Dutch is spoken as a mother tongue by 23 million people worldwide, which makes it the 56th most spoken language by native speakers.
- * Nederlands holds official status in the Netherlands, Belgium (the Flemish part and Brussels), Suriname and Dutch dependencies in the Caribbean: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten.
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POZENA’s professional Dutch translations
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- Translators who are native-speakers of Dutch
- Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
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- Certified Dutch translations
- Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
- Translations from Dutch to English or any other language
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Dutch – basic information
- Dutch is a member of the Germanic language group. In its early stage of development, it was mostly influenced by the Frankish, Frisian and Saxon tribes. The oldest preserved document in Old Dutch is the Utrecht baptismal vow (Utrechtse doopgelofte). In its written form, Dutch is related to German, and – to a lesser extent – to English. However, in terms of pronunciation, it is markedly different from both of these languages.
- There are three major varieties of Dutch: North Dutch (Noord-Nederlands), Belgian Dutch (Belgisch-Nederlands) and Suriname Dutch (Surinaams-Nederlands). Dictionaries of the Dutch language list more than 500 words that are unique to the latter variant. Some of the 17th century dialects gave rise to Afrikaans, which is now considered a daughter language of Dutch. It is spoken by parts of the populations in South Africa and Namibia.
- Nederlands is regulated by the Hague-based Dutch Language Union, which was founded in 1980.
- Dutch is an official language of the EU, CARICOM (the Caribbean Community) and the Union of South American Nations.
Specialist industry translations from and into Dutch
Translations for the energy sector
Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting
Translation of agreements and power of attorney
Translations of user guides and service manuals
Basic words and phrases – English-Dutch mini dictionary
yes - ja
no - nee
please - alstublieft
thank you - dank u wel
sorry - sorry/pardon
good morning - goedemorgen
good evening - goedenavond
goodbye - tot ziens
good night - goedenacht/welterusten
hi - hoi
How are you? - Hoe gaat het?
good - goed
My name is… - Mijn naam is...
I don't understand - Ik begrijp het niet
I'm from the UK - Ik kom uit Groot-Brittannië
- While the official name of the language is Dutch, the variety spoken in Flanders (the northern part of Belgium) is usually called Flemish, which is also referred to as Belgian Dutch, Flemish Dutch or Southern Dutch.
- As the Netherlands was a maritime power in the 17th century, a number of naval terms made their way into dozens of languages. Such English words as yacht, skipper, deck or cruiser serve as perfect examples of Dutch loanwords.
- A distinctive feature of the Dutch language is consonant clusters which are hard to pronounce. A good example is the word angstschreeuw (“a cry of distress”).
- Another difficult word is the 53-letter noun Kindercarnaval-soptochtvoorbereidingswerkzaamhedenplan, which is considered to be the longest word in Dutch. It means “preparation activities plan for a children's carnival procession”.
- Dutch is known for its humorous sayings and proverbs, such as, for example, hij heeft een baard een z’n keel (literally “he has a beard in his throat”), which is used of a boy undergoing voice change.