Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands and is spoken by 28 million speakers globally, although mostly in Europe. Because it belongs to the same family as English (and uses alphabets), Dutch is known as a language that’s fairly easy to learn – especially when compared against some of its Asian or European counterparts.
The Intricacies Of Dutch Translations
While the Dutch language may be simple to learn, it’s certainly challenging to master. One reason for this is because Dutch is a compound language.
This means many of its words are simply made up of a collection of smaller words. For example, the longest word in the Dutch language is “Kindercarnavalsoptochtvoorbereidingswerkzaamhedenplan” – which translates into “preparing activities for a children’s carnival procession”.
Details like this, are why you need expert translators when working with Dutch translations for your business and personal documents.
Place Your Translations In Safe Hands With Our Native Dutch Translators
At elionetwork, our translators are native Dutch speakers who understand the intricacies of the language, its use in social and business situations – and details to look out for when providing accurate, and also usable translated text.
What do we mean by “usable” translated text?
From experience, we can tell you that Dutch text typically takes up between 30-40% more space than English text. This will affect the layout of your text and designs in print advertisements, manuals, legal documents, apps, software programs and more. Our translators take nuances like this into account when working on Dutch translations.
Thanks to our translation and creative teams, we can do more than advise you on specifics such as this – we also have the expertise to assist with adapting the layouts and designs of your marketing materials and documents.
Have confidence in your translations with elionetwork, trusted professionals in Dutch translations.