“Hallo en welkom” to The Language Factory’s Dutch translationservices. Over 23 million people speak Dutch as their first language and another 5 million speak it as a second language, making it a sizeable demographic so reaching out in the lingua franca of the Netherlands and about 60% of the population of Belgium makes good business sense.
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It’s the closest language to German and English and is sometimes referred to as a mid-point between both languages (which is the reason you understood the first three words at the beginning of this page).
Dutch and German are often called “sister” languages.
The English words “pomp”, “pen” and “gas” originate from the Dutch language.
Dutch has a large influence on the Indonesian language.
Some interesting facts about the Dutch language
The Afrikaans language spoken in South Africa and Namibia by roughly 16 million derives its roots from the Dutch language.
It’s the closest language to German and English –sometimes referred to as a mid-point between both languages (It’s the reason you understood the first three words at the beginning of this page).
Dutch and German are often called “Sister” languages.
It’s the official language in Suriname, Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten.
It’s the fourth popular dialect in Canada and is mostly spoken by farmers.
The English words “pomp”, “pen” and “gas” originated from the Dutch language.
The Dutch owns the world’s biggest dictionary.
Dutch has an overwhelming influence on the Indonesian language.
Pennsylvania Dutch is an entirely different language.
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