Can Dutch People Understand German? (A Closer Look At The Two Languages)

Do Dutch people understand German? That’s actually a good question. Dutch and German are two Germanic languages that are relatively close linguistically. Like English, they both belong to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family, making them a sort of “linguistic cousins”. In addition to that, the Netherlands and Germany share a great deal … Read more

Where Is Dutch Spoken? (A Look At Countries That Speak The Dutch, Afrikaans And Flemish Language)

Dutch is primarily spoken in the Netherlands, a country with over 17 million inhabitants. The Dutch language, however, is spoken by close to 29 million people word-wide if you also count second-language speakers and over 40 million if you include the very closely related Afrikaans language of South Africa and Nairobi. The Dutch language belongs … Read more

Danish VS Dutch – What Are The Differences? (Is Dutch And Danish The Same Language?)

As a native Dane, something that I’ve noticed when speaking to people from far and wide (and especially the US.. Sorry, Americans!) is that people tend to be confused about my nationality and my language. I’ve lost count of how many times people assumed that the Danish speak Dutch. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t … Read more

Is The Dutch Language Similar To English? What are the differences?

How similar are Dutch and English?

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, which means that it is related to Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German and English to name a few. But how close is Dutch actually to English? Can an English speaker understand some degree of Dutch, or is it at least accessible to learn? Well, there’s no doubt that … Read more

What’s The Best Way To Learn Dutch By Yourself? (Beginner To Fluent)

Learn Dutch Amsterdam

Dutch is a language of around 25 million speakers mostly in the Netherlands and to some extent in Belgium. The language is of the Germanic language family making it closely related to English and German. This is clearly visible because most of the words of Germanic origin look and sound like English. Dutch is not … Read more