Dutch Translation Services

Preface

Dutch originated from the West Germanic language and is spoken by over 22 million people as their native tongue. Most of the Dutch speaking population is concentrated in Netherlands, Suriname and Belgium, while small numbers in United States and Canada also speak Pennsylvania Dutch.

The Dutch language has evolved from the source Proto-German, which is also the root for present day English and German languages. The modern Dutch has three distinct dialects which are substantially different from each other. People who speak Dutch are characterized by using compound words and creating new words by combining or uniting two separate words.

Afrikaans, which is extensively spoken in South Africa, also evolved from Dutch language in the 17th century.  It is still used as the lingua franca in Namibia along with being extensively used in judicial system and politics of South Africa.

About Dutch Language

 The Dutch culture of doing business is considered a very formal and reserved affair. The respect for their personal space and thought process is considered a vital part of the Dutch business etiquettes.

Netherlands has an egalitarian social setup where people expect their opinions to be heard and decisions reached at by consensus.  Few business tips while dealing with your Dutch counterparts are:

  • Use of rational arguments with facts to back them up and refrain from making emotional ones.
  • Dutch like to come to the point directly with hardly any small talk. It is better to refrain from it while dealing with your Dutch associates.
  • Be punctual and in case you can’t, call up and inform. Failure to do so might make you seem untrustworthy.
  • Use of exaggerated speech and gestures is a strict no-no as the Dutch revere Modesty and such extravagances are seen in bad taste.
  • Shake hands when introduced with all in the group, including children if there are any.
  • Pay attention to details
  • Keep your conduct professional and don’t ask any personal questions as this is considered outright rude behavior.
  • Dutch people expect directness in their dealings, be prepared to expect a clear YES or a NO in your business interactions with them.

Some of the values that are highly honored in most of the Dutch speaking countries and regions are:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Tolerance
  • Self control
  • Privacy
  • Egalitarianism

Since Dutch language can be hard to translate, it is imperative to use services provided by a translation service provider that is experienced and well-versed in Dutch language translations for your business. It is advisable to employ a translation company with global presence and a team of Dutch speakers, who are familiar with the Dutch language specifics and socio-cultural nuances.

A project manager coordinates the Dutch translation process from the beginning of the interaction to end and also allocates to the project the most appropriate Dutch translators based on the context of the translation required. All work done by the Dutch translations is proofread by editors to ensure accuracy.

We offer Dutch Translation Services in various areas including:

  • E- Learning
  • Software localization
  • Website translation
  • Legal document translation
  • Survey Translation
  • Certificates (police certificates, licenses, passports, diplomas, degrees, university migration documents etc.)
  • Thesis translation
  • Research papers translation

How to contact us?

You can contact us 24×7 at +91-9319666453 or email at info@lingochaps.com for a quick for any type of Dutch to English and English to Dutch Language Services including translation, interpretation, localization, voice-over, sub-titling, Software Localization, Website Localization, Games Localization, e-learning Programs, Dubbing Services and any other related services.

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