Danish Language Interpreters and Translators

Cal Interpreting & Translations (CIT) offers Danish interpreters and translators with legal, medical and specialty experience, including criminal and civil matters, employee meetings, engineering, patent cases, labor disputes, immigration and more.

 

Although based in Los Angeles, CIT offers comprehensive Danish language services including interpretation, translation and transcription, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, worldwide. Our interpreters and translators are native speakers who have been screened, certified, have provided credentials, field tested, and kept up to date with developments in both English and the Danish language through means such as lectures, conferences, and travel. CIT’s Danish language interpreters and translators possess in depth knowledge of the Danish language, as well as of the culture and history of the Danish people, allowing them to provide informed and complete interpretation and translation.

 

Background of the Danish Language

The Danish language, also known as the Dansk language, is the official language of the people of Denmark. Over 5 million people today speak the Dansk language. Dansk is spoken by a few communities south of the German border and is taught in schools in the Faroe Islands of Iceland and Greenland. The language is part of the North Germanic languages. It is related to other Scandinavian languages but was separated about 1000 AD. The oldest documentation of the Danish language were found in runic inscriptions in the Jutland of southern Sweden from circa 250-800 AD. The earliest manuscripts in Danish were from the 13th century.

 

Of all the Scandinavian languages, Danish has gone through the greatest change from Old Scandinavian. During the Middle Ages, it had lost it’s old case system, had combined masculine and feminine into one common gender and acquired German-type words, prefixes and suffixes. This was primarily due to contact with traders from the Hanseatic league.

 

Today, the Danish language has drastically evolved from what it was many years ago. In modern Danish, there are only two cases, nominative and genitive and two genders, common and neutral. As old as the language is, it continues to change. Not long ago, in 1948, the language eliminated the capitalization of nouns and made spelling more similar to Norwegian and Swedish by replacing the aa letter for the å.

 

Fun Facts

  • The Danish people have been known to be the happiest people in the world
  • A common snack in Denmark is salty licorice and a cold glass of milk
  • Denmark manes “land of the Danes”
  • Denmark is made up of over 100 island
  • No place in Denmark is further than 30 miles from sea
  • The US acquired the Virgin Islands from Denmark in 1917
  • Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen is what inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland