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Dutch is the national language in Aruba, Begium, Curaçao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten, South Africa (Afrikaans) and Suriname. It is also one of the official languages of the European Union and the Union of South American Nations, therefore creating a high demand for a Dutch translator.
Whether you need a Dutch translator for legal translation, document translation or medical translation, accuracy is always a priority. One of the best tip to finding the best translator is to get someone who is a native speaker. Especially with the Dutch language, you will need someone who has experienced the culture.
While there is always the option of using machine translation such as Google Translate. However, this will not ensure 100% accuracy. One challenge here is one Dutch word can have several meanings. A human translator with background on the culture and expertise on the topic can select which word to use. Another challenge is Dutch has a lot of little words that may appear in the sentence and can suddenly change the meaning or emphasis of the sentence. When translating documents, spelling errors can also cause problems, especially when using a translation software.
It may be acceptable to use online translation if you are trying to get the gist of an email or a short article you were reading. However, it is always best to trust a human translator with official documents, where a lot may be at risk, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, passports, legal documents, medical or pharmaceutical items, or other business documents.
Here are some basic things you may need to know about the Dutch language before hiring a Dutch translator:
The Dutch syntax is subject- object- verb. However, main clauses follow the V2 word order where the conjugated verb is moved to the second position.
There are four grammatical cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative. There are generally three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter. However, for most speakers the first to have merged into the common gender. The article has two forms: de and het.
Dutch vocabulary has many German influences. There are also words that originate from Greek and Latin.
Over the last 100 years, the Dutch grammar has been greatly simplified. In written form, cases are now mainly used for pronouns, and in the spoken language, cases and inflections have slowly disappeared.
Here’s a quick lesson on Dutch translation:
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