Originally Posted by kathia_sophia
i believe its Dutch that is very close to German. Norwegen is on the other hand close to Swedish. Not sure about Danish, but from what ive read in Danish, its has very similar words in Norwegen and Swedish, so it must be close to or somewhat similar.
All the three, Swedish, Norwegians and Danish are similar. In fact, norwegian (the bokmal) is a sort of a norwegian version of danish, if this makes sense. Norway was in a union with Denmark for like 4 centuries and the official language of the union (and thus of norway) was the danish. Then when they became independent they transformed the language to what it is bokmal. But it's still very similar with danish, perhaps more than with swedish. But all of the three I very similar at the end.
They are all germanic languages but dutch and german are west germanic while the scandinavian languages are north germanic.