Language Scientific’s Danish Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Danish translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Danish. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, bio-medical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Danish language services including:

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 certified.

At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

Danish Language Statistics/Facts:

Danish is the official language of Denmark and the Faroe Islands. The European Union and the Nordic Council are also two regulatory bodies that have declared Danish as an official language.

There are approximately 6 million native Danish speakers worldwide with the highest concentrations in Denmark and the Faroe Islands. Danish is taught in the schools of Greenland because it is currently under the rule of the Kingdom of Denmark. Prior to 2009, both Greenlandic and Danish were the official languages of Greenland. There are also large communities of Danish speakers in Iceland where Danish hasn’t been the official language since 1944.

Danish is categorized under the Indo-European language family and belongs to the North Germanic language subgroup. It is not uncommon for Danes, especially the youth, to speak English, German or additional languages. Danish is also classified as a minority language in Germany. There are Danish speaking communities in Northern Germany, specifically in Schleswig-Holstein.

Danish Dialects:

Standard Danish (rigsdansk)Greater Copenhagen
Insular (ømål)Zealand, Funen, Lolland and Falster Islands
Jutlandic (jysk)Western Denmark and the Jutland peninsula
Bornholmsk (Bornholmian)Eastern Denmark including the island of Bornholm

Countries where Danish is spoken:

  • Canada
  • Frisia
  • Iceland
  • United States
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Faroe Islands
  • Greenland
  • Sweden

Danish Country Data:

Country: Denmark

Capital: Copenhagen
Population: 5,605,948
Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy: Queen Margrethe II and Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Currency: Danish Krone
GDP (ppp): $48,000
Unemployment: 4.2%
Government Type: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Industries: Iron, steel, non ferrous metals, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food processing, machinery and transportation equipment, textiles and clothing, electronics, construction, furniture, shipbuilding and refurbishment, windmills and medical equipment

Danish Language History

During the Viking Age between the 9th and 13th centuries, Old Norse was the main language spoken in the Scandinavian region. Old Norse eventually spread to different countries as communities spread apart and developed their respective languages in the Nordic Countries. The language further expanded and separated into two different yet similar dialects. Old West Norse was brought to Norway and Iceland and Old East Norse was brought to Sweden and Denmark. The dialect of Old Norse that was established in Denmark was Runic Danish and was written in the Younger Futhark alphabet. In the 12th century, a language shift started in Denmark and Sweden as the Old East Norse language began to adapt to each country and transition into two separate languages.

Danish, Swedish and Norwegian Bokmål are all highly mutually intelligible in their written form. However natives have a difficult time differentiating between the languages as they are spoken. This complication arises due to the use of several accents that are used in the three countries and the different emphasis certain words receive which tend to be region specific. Natives of Sweden, Denmark and Norway can travel across national borders and maintain a high level of comprehension. There are several dialects of Danish that have recently been declining in popularity and are most commonly spoken in elderly populations in rural environments. A large percentage of the Danish population also speaks English and to a lesser extent German.

Copenhagen is the capital and most populated city in Denmark with almost 2 million people making up the metropolitan population. To provide more perspective, Copenhagen is the most populated city in all of Scandinavia. Greater Copenhagen spans a series of islands and is located in eastern Denmark along the Baltic Sea. Several international biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are located in Copenhagen and has become known as a region of company headquarters. Copenhagen is also known for its historical seafaring culture and being a city full of bicycles.