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Danish to German localisation
As you may know, there isn’t really one single universal German language. Many words and phrases can be singular to a particular area and would be as foreign to a German -speaker from outside the region as words from Mandarin or Elvish. On the other hand, there are some words that can be used in all regions but which have totally different meanings depending on which region you’re in.
Localisation goes beyond the mere translation of content. It’s about understanding the culture behind the specific language to make it look and sound more native to your target audience. So, if you’re planning on expanding your business to the German market, it’s important to employ the right language. You want the language to sound as natural as possible to the locals, but you also want to avoid mistakenly offending anyone. Therefore, only qualified and experienced Danish-German translators can deliver the right and appropriate content when translating from Danish to German .
SIMILARITIES & DIFFERENCES
Danish-German language history
Although both countries are geographically connected, Danish and German are two very remote languages. If we go back in time and have a closer look at the origins of both languages, we can see that German belongs to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family whereas Danish belongs to the East Scandinavian branch of North Germanic languages, together with Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese.
Nevertheless, if Danish is closer to Swedish and Norwegian it has gained some influences from Low German, which supplied the Scandinavian languages with many loanwords during the Middle Ages. That is why you can find nowadays some similarities between german and danish words.
LEVELS OF FORMALITY
Formal vs. informal
When you speak German, like any other language, it’s important to know who you are talking to or who your target audience is in order to address them in the right way. Whether you find yourself in a professional context, or a more informal one, the situation will determine your tone of voice and you won’t necessarily use the same level of formality.
In German you have the option between two singular forms of “you” - either the formal “Sie” or the informal “du”. The use of one or the other depends on different criteria, like age or rank, but when addressing a german audience it’s often better to stick with the formal “Sie”, as Germans usually value the mark of respect.
Then again, the world is changing and so is the new generation. Nowadays, the use of "du" in German is a lot more flexible than it used to be.
Standard German vs. Austrian German vs. Swiss German
Though Germany is by far the largest German-Speaking Country in the world, it is not the only one. Out of the 100 Million native German speakers worldwide, 8 millions of them live in Austria, and approximately 5 Million of them live in German Switzerland. However, making the assumption that all these countries speak the same exact German is fundamentally wrong.
Although German speakers in both countries will have no problem understanding somebody speaking standard German to a decent extent, it is essential to recognise that the German spoken in Austria and Switzerland differs in many aspects as well. As shown in the table it can come down to replacing an entire word with another one but it can also be shown in minor details such as the spelling. These are all important factors that should be considered when translating from one language to another.
Einen guten Appetit
Danish exports in Germany
Relations between Germany and Denmark can be described as strong and intensive. The two countries are good neighbours and have a close cooperation in all areas, be it on political, cultural or economical topics.
As a matter of fact, Germany plays an important role for Danish exports, as the German market figures as the first export market for danish products. Germany represents 14,5 % of total Danish Exports, which is worth a value of 15,6 billion US Dollars. Germans love danish products and you can find several thousand danish subsidiaries in Germany, which are very popular and spread across the whole country such as Lego, Netto, Dänisches Bettenlager, Ecco, Rockwool, Velux, Carlsberg and Danfoss. Many German companies, in turn, have a presence in Denmark through their subsidiaries. There’s no need to say that Germany is of high importance for the Danish economy and that having a good knowledge of the german culture and language is essential, as there is still some potential to grow.