Translation in Scandinavian Languages

Brief History of Scandinavian Languages

Scandinavian languages are generally spoken in the Nordic countries of Europe.

Scandinavian language translator and interpreter

Although several Scandinavian languages are mutually intelligible, mutual understanding is not the same across all Scandinavian languages. For instance, Norwegian speakers are better able to understand other Scandinavian languages, while Danish speakers from Copenhagen or Swedish speakers from Stockholm have more difficulty understanding them.

Scandinavian Languages and their Linguistic Families

Scandinavian languages can be divided into two language sub-families:

Western sub-family:

  • Icelandic
  • Norwegian nynorsk (landsmål)
  • Norn
  • Rodi

Eastern sub-family:

  • Danish
  • Norwegian bokmål (riksmål)
  • Swedish

Scandinavian Languages That We Translate