Dutch – English – Dutch translations are among the services we provide at our translation agency.
Mondo Agit is an agency with offices in numerous European cities that specialises in the translation to and from Dutch of scientific, financial, legal, business and technical documents (see areas of specialisation). We also offer a certified Dutch translation service.
Our native Dutch translators, who are experienced professionals with a sound academic background, translate only to their mother tongue and only texts that are within their field of expertise. These quality control measures, along with the use of the latest translation technologies, always guarantee the best results.
- Proof-reading or Spell-check
Our translation agency offers two translation services so that you can choose the one most suited to your needs:
- Translation & Proof-reading
If your text is going to be published, we recommend that you choose the Translation & Proof-reading service which, as well as translation, includes additional proofreading by a second translator or proof-reader who is a native speaker of the target language and who specialises in the subject area of the text in question.
- Translation & Spell-check
On the other hand, if you just want a draft or informative translation, the best service for you is Translation & Spell-check, where the agency check the translation to ensure that there are no spelling mistakes and that all the content has been translated.
- Translation & Proof-reading
At Mondo Agit, our work is always guided by our principles. Our competitive delivery deadlines and prices make us your best option. Try us out. If you are looking for a Dutch translator, please contact us.
A brief introduction to the Dutch language
Dutch is a Germanic language, and belongs to the Indo-European family. The language’s history dates back to 500-450 BC, after the majority of Western Germanic tribal languages, such as Old Frankish, were divided due to the second Germanic consonant shift.
Today, there are 23 million native- and 8 million non-native speakers of Dutch, in the world. Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands, Belgium and Surinam, although it is also spoken in northern France, in Canada, the US, New Zealand, some parts of Indonesia, and on some Caribbean islands, where Dutch is spoken as a consequence of colonisation and emigration.
In 1986, the Dutch Language Union was founded in order to standardise the language. Nowadays, Dutch is taught at more than 250 universities worldwide.
Dutch is very similar to its daughter language Afrikaans and German, although its morphology largely resembles English. In Namibia, Dutch is the most popular foreign language to learn.
Officially, Dutch has three genders: Masculine, feminine and neuter. Although, some people say that there are only two, collective and neuter, which is characteristic for Scandinavian languages.
In terms of lexis, Dutch vocabulary has mainly Germanic origins. Dutch tends to employ complex, noun compounds, which is characteristic for both German and Scandinavian languages.
The Dutch consonant system comprises a structure of syllables, which allows complex consonant sequences.