Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by 5.5 million people mainly in Denmark, but also in the region of Southern Schleswig in Northern Germany. There are also minor Danish-speaking communities in Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Canada, the United States, Spain, Brazil and Argentina. Danish was the official language of Norway until about 1830 and of Iceland until 1944. Danish is now the first foreign language learnt in Iceland.

Along with the other North Germanic languages, Danish is a descendant of Old East Norse, the common language of the Germanic people that lived in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. Danish is a Germanic language of the North Germanic branch. Other names for this group are the Nordic or Scandinavian languages. Along with Swedish, Danish descends from the Eastern dialects of the Old Norse language; Danish and Swedish are also classified as East Scandinavian or East Nordic languages. Danish was significantly influenced by Low German in the middle Ages, and has been influenced by English since the turn of the 20th century.

The history of the Danish language can be divided into three phases:  Old Danish (9th – 11th Century), Middle Danish (12th – 15th Century) and Modern Danish (16th Century to Present).

Danish began to be used a literary language during the 16th century. The first written work of Danish literature was Gesta Danorum (History of the Danes). This recounts the history of Denmark up to 1186 and includes Danish versions of Scandinavian myths and sagas, including the earliest version of the Hamlet story.

ProMosaik Trans offers translations from and into Danish in the following fields:


  • Law and Contract Law
  • Patents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Cultural Sciences



A Danish Proverb: Bange hjarte vandt aldrig fager mö.

“A faint heart never won a fair lady.”

Meaning: Our lack of confidence is not the result of difficulty. The difficulty comes from our lack of confidence


ProMosaik Trans Istanbul offers the following language combinations from and into Danish:


English – Danish


Italian – Danish


French – Danish


German – Danish




ProMosaik Trans also offers editing, interpreting, proofreading, and transcription services in Danish.

With ProMosaik interlanguage you can also study Danish with us online!


Send your translation requests into or from Danish, with the documents you need to be translated to info@promosaik.com