Dutch is spoken by about 22 million native speakers worldwide and, as a Germanic language, falls into the same language family as German, English and the Scandinavian languages.
Flemish, which evolved from Dutch, and is spoken in parts of Belgium, has about 7 million speakers.
Dutch and Flemish – what is the difference anyway?
Whereas in the Netherlands, there is only one official language, i.e. Dutch, in neighbouring Belgium there are three official languages – German, French and Dutch. Belgian Dutch, also called Flemish, is its own language, the relationship between the two being similar to that of Austrian German and High German. Flemish is mainly spoken in the northern regions of Belgium i.e. in Flanders.
Differences between Dutch and Flemish can be found in pronunciation, syntax and vocabulary, and especially when it comes to technical terms.
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You see, both languages have subtle but significant differences. For this reason, it is best to trust professional translators, who are well versed in these small but crucial deviations and are able to adapt your text to the respective cultural and linguistic features of Dutch or Flemish.
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