Danish speakers in Greenland
of the UK’s population speaks Danish
most spoken language in Europe
Danish Translation and Interpreting
At Translate UK we provide a professional Danish translation service, as well as Danish interpreters for all dialects. Danish is one of the most commonly spoken Scandinavian languages in Europe. While there are few Danish speakers in the United Kingdom, we are well prepared to meet all Danish language needs.
Million Native Speakers
Million Speakers in Denmark
Thousand Speakers in Germany
Countries Where it is a Minority Language
Danish Language History
Danish is a North Germanic language primarily spoken in Denmark, northern Germany, and Greenland. Danish evolved from the Old Norse language which was commonly spoken during the Viking period. The Germanic people living in Scandinavia spoke Old Norse, which over time divided into various dialects. The East Norse dialect group was spoken in Denmark and Sweden. By the middle ages, the dialect had separated into two distinct languages, Swedish and Danish.
While Old Norse was written in the runic alphabet, Danish was written using the Latin alphabet. Some of the earliest Danish texts were written laws created in the twelfth century and show us that there was no standardised language yet, with strong regional differences.
After the sixteenth century Danish began to become standardised, largely due to the invention of printing. The increase in written Danish along with a growing national identity reduced regional differences and created the standard language we have today.
Danish is a Global Language
Danish is the official language of Denmark and the co-official language of the Faroe Islands. Danish was also the co-official language of Greenland until 2009 and an official language in Iceland until 1944.
In Germany there is a notable number of Danish speakers near the border of Denmark. Because of this Germany has recognised Danish as an official regional language. Danish is also an official language of the European Union and the Nordic Council.
Beyond regions where Danish is recognised, it is spoken by minority communities across various countries. These communities can be found in Norway, Sweden, Canada, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and in the United States. In the United Kingdom the Danish speakers account for around 0.21% of the population.
High Quality Danish Translations
At Translate UK we can provide Danish translators or interpreters for a range of dialects. We can also provide additional support for certain sectors by providing them with linguists who have specialised in a specific field. Our linguists are required to keep up to date with specific industry terminology and requirements. This allows us to provide a more customised and supportive service. To learn more about our specialist sectors select one from below.
Danish Translation Service
We can provide translations to and from Danish for any document, no matter how large or small. We have been providing document translations for fifteen years, from letters and reports to patient records and certificates, there isn’t much our experienced team haven’t seen. All of our translators are qualified and vetted by us, and many are DPSI qualified or registered with the ITI or CIOL.
Danish Legal Document Translation
We can provide Danish translations for any document which is to be used in a legal setting. We have an in-house legal expert with almost 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and are acutely aware of the importance of accuracy and reliability when it comes to the translation of legal documents.
On top of this, each of our legal translators has a specialist focus in law, having worked in or completed training specific to the legal sector. We ensure that all of our legal translators are up to date with the current terminology both in the UK and in their native language to guarantee a quality translation with no mistakes.
Danish Technical Document Translation
We can provide Danish translations for technical or scientific documents. This includes journal literature, operation manuals, safety instructions, patents and technical drawings. We know how important it is to have precise, accurate and consistent translations of technical documents, so all our translations are done by experts in the field.
We ensure all of our linguists to stay up to date on the specialised terminology used in their field and for ongoing projects we’ll try to assign the same translator where possible so that they can become familiar with your company terminology and vocabulary.
Secure and Confidential
At Translate UK confidentiality is of the upmost importance to us and we are careful to act in complete compliance with GDPR regulations. Each of our linguists signs a confidentiality agreement before undertaking any work for us and we only ever send documents via secure email.
Danish Interpreting Service
In addition to our Danish translation service we can also provide Danish speaking interpreters. All our interpreters are qualified experienced professionals with relevant post-graduate qualifications and membership of professional linguistic associations. We are well equipped to provide interpreters at short notice and we have even provided linguists for the same day.
Face to Face Danish Interpreters
Our face to face Danish interpreters work to facilitate communication between individuals who speak Danish and those who speak English, in order to provide them with equal access to all of the services they might need. We recommend face to face interpreting where a conversation is necessary, including complex and sensitive situations where information is best delivered in person.
Remote Danish Interpreters
We understand that it is not always possible to use a face to face interpreter, so we also provide a remote interpreting service. Our Danish speaking remote interpreters can be contacted through a variety of platforms according to your business needs. This include over-the-phone and a complimentary conference call service. They can also be contacted through video call platforms including Zoom and Skype.
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