KL Translations offers high-quality, professional Flemish translation services that cover several areas such as marketing, publishing and website translation, whilst providing Flemish translations to government bodies, corporations and a broad range of institutions. Our translators are carefully selected depending on their expertise and experience and they only translate into their mother tongue.
Flemish is a language which is mainly spoken in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, and uses different dialects depending on the area. Flemish or Belgian Dutch (Belgisch-Nederlands) refers to the dialects of Dutch spoken in northern Belgium by about 6 million people. They differ to some extent from the Dutch spoken in the Netherlands in terms of intonation and pronunciation, and there are minor differences in vocabulary, including loanwords from French and English not found in Standard Dutch.
The word Flemish can refer to the language spoken in the former County of Flanders, specifically West Flemish, but has come to mean all the varieties of Dutch spoken in Belgium.
There are four main dialects of Flemish:
- Brabantian (Braobans)
Brabantian is spoken in North Brabant province in the Netherlands, in Antwerp and Flemish Brabant provinces in Belgium, and in Brussels.
- East Flemish (Oostvlaams)
East Flemish is spoken in the Belgian province of East Flanders, and in eastern parts of Zeelandic Flanders in the Netherlands. It is considered by some as a subdialect of Brabantian.
- West Flemish (West-Vlams / West-Vloams)
West Flemish is spoken in western Belgium and neighbouring parts of France and the Netherlands by about 1.4 million people. It is part of a dialect continuum with Zeelandic dialects, which are spoken in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.
- Limburgish (Lèmbörgs)
Limburgish is spoken in Limgburg and the northeast of Liege in Belgium, in Limburg in the Netherlands, and in Rhineland in Germany by about 1.3 million people. In 1990, the regional government of the Walloon region in Belgium recognised Limburgish as a regional, indigenous language. It was given similar official recognition by the Dutch government in 1997, which was opposed by the Dutch Language Union (Nederlandse Taalunie).
There is a semi-standardized colloquial form of Belgian Dutch known as Tussentaal (‘in-between-language’), which is based partly on Brabantian and which is used between people from different regions.
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Professional Flemish translation services we offer include a wide range of areas such as:
Our translation agency is well prepared to cater for any type of Flemish-English translation, quickly and precisely, focusing on quality, affordability and complete customer satisfaction. Media companies, public institutions and attorneys are amongst our regular clients.
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KL Translations covers all language combinations and some of these are;
We translate any type of documents from Flemish into any other language and vice versa, always ensuring that all of our translations are carried out by native speakers of the target language. Click here to view all our languages