Dutch

Dutch is a West Germanic language with about 23 million speakers mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are small Dutch-speaking communities in northern France around Dunkerque and Dutch is also spoken in Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles, Suriname and Indonesia.

Dutch has developed over the course of 15 centuries. Old Dutch developed from Frankish, as it was spoken by the Salian Franks in the fifth century. Middle Dutch began in the late 11th century with the proliferation of a Medieval Dutch literature. Modern Dutch began in the late 15th century when the first attempts for a Standard language were made. Despite the worldwide influence of the Dutch Empire, modern Dutch spread only moderately around the world from the 17th to mid-20th centuries.

Dutch is one of the closest relatives of both German and English and is said to be roughly in between them. The official or standard form of Dutch is known as “Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands” (ABN), “general civilized Dutch”. It is taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders of Belgium. The Dutch dialects spoken in Belgium are collectively known as Flemish. They differ to some extent from the Dutch spoken in the Netherlands in terms of intonation and pronunciation, and there are minor differences in vocabulary, including loanwords from French and English not found in Standard Dutch.

The Dutch language developed from the Lower Franconian (Niederfränkisch) dialect of Low German. The earliest known example of written Old Franconian appears in a 9th century Latin manuscript, the Laws of the Salic Franks and some poetry written in Middle Dutch dating from the 12th and 13th centuries.

 

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

 

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

 

Dutch Proverb: “Zoals het klokje thuis tikt, tikt het nergens” – “The clock ticks at home, as it ticks nowhere else.”

Meaning: There’s no place like home.

 

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

 

English – Dutch

 

Italian – Dutch

 

French – Dutch

 

German – Dutch

 

 

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

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

 

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