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Denmark Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Kingdom of Denmark. Neither Greenland (adj. Greenland) nor the Faeroes (NB not Faeroe Islands, adj. Faeroese) are part of the European Union.

Official language: Danish.

Geography

Cities

Note the names Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg.

Bodies of water

Write Wattenmeer. Use Great Belt for Storebælt and Little Belt for Lillebælt.

Islands

Use Fyn rather than Fünen.

Regions

  • DANMARK > DENMARK
  • Hovedstaden > Capital (region)
    • Byen København > City of Copenhagen
  • Københavns omegn > Outer Copenhagen
    • Nordsjælland > North Zealand
    • Bornholm > Bornholm
  • Sjælland > Zealand
    • Ostjælland > East Zealand
    • Vest- og Sydsjælland > West and South Zealand
  • Syddanmark > South Denmark
    • Fyn > Fyn
    • Sydjylland > South Jutland
  • Midtjylland > Central Jutland
    • Vestjylland > West Jutland
    • Østjylland > East Jutland
  • Nordjylland > North Jutland

Judicial bodies

  • Anklagemyndighed > Public prosecutor
  • Arbejdsret* > Labour Court
  • Bibeskæftigelsesnævnet > External Activity Review Board
  • Byret** > District Court
  • Dombog > (Full record of court judgments and orders)
  • Dommerudnævnelsesrådet > Judicial Appointments Council
  • Domstolsstyrelsen > Danish Court Administration
  • Fogedret > Enforcement and small claims (division of the district) court
  • Højesteret > Supreme Court
  • Procesbevillingsnævn > Appeals Permission Board
  • Retsbog > court record (summary record of court cases)
  • Skifteret > Probate and bankruptcy (division of the district) court
  • Særlige Klageret > Special Court of Indictment and Revision
  • Sø- og Handelsret > Maritime and Commercial Court
  • Tinglysningsret > Land Registration Court
  • Østre/Vestre Landsret > Eastern/Western High Court

* Its jurisdiction is over collective labour agreements, in disputes between trade unions and employers’ organisations.

** There are now 24 of them (as of 1 January 2007).

Legal instruments

  • administrativ afgørelse > administrative ruling
  • (kongelige/ministeriel) anordning > (royal/ministerial) decree
  • bekendtgørelse > Order
  • cirkulaere > Circular
  • lov > act/law
  • lovbekendtgørelse > Consolidation act
  • lovforslag > bill/draft law
  • Retsplejeloven > Administration of Justice Act
  • Rigsretten > Constitutional Act
  • Straffeloven > Penal Code
  • vejledning > guidelines

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