Danish language (dansk)
|Mainly spoken:||In Denmark|
|Language group:||Scandinavian (Germanic languages)|
|Writing system:||Latin script|
|Native speakers:||6 million|
|LinguaContact translation agency services||Translation from Danish into Russian
Translation from Russian into Danish
Some facts about Danish:
— One of the six official languages of the European Union.
— Danish is one of Scandinavian languages. It is principally spoken in the country of Denmark, northern Germany, and in the Faroe Islands. Besides, it is the second official language in Greenland (first is Greenlandic) and studied there as a compulsory foreign language.
— Danish has a rich vowel system (there are 26 vowel sounds in Danish), its special characteristic is slow and monotonous intonation. Danish has much in common with English and German, besides, it has a close relation to Swedish and Norwegian. That’s why the knowledge of one of these languages helps much to study Danish.
— The Danish alphabet uses the Latin script, but total number of letters is 29. One of the distinctive features of Danish is three additional letters: Ææ, Øø, Åå.
— The Danish language is an analytic language: the declension and conjugation systems are reduced.
— Danish easily generates new words for new notions and terms. The prevalent type of wordbuilding is compounding. The most complete Danish dictionaries number up to 200 000 words.
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