I am taking Dutch lessons in hopes of one day being able to have brief, easy exchanges
On on Vandersexxx!
Ich bin ein Mann!
Mit echten Dinge zu sprachen.*
not meant in a negative way, but have you learned/spoken a foreign language before?
I was conversational in Spanish in my 20s
if the Hapsburgs had retained the Low Countries you'd be in business *
Charles V is still a touchy subject in town
i wonder if there is a difference in Waloonia vs Flanders *
I think likely yes. The Flemish don't care much for francophones
it's why they feature the torture museum there. it totally reminded me of the princeses bride*
NOT THE 50! *
Yeah, I want to go back and do the audio tour. We didn't have much time our first visit*
if Belgium splits do the respective language groups just join up with their bigger neighbors?
I don't think so, and I wonder if Brussels becomes it's own principality
brussels is probably the main reason they stick together. the german speaking part also complicates
i thought Flanders was always Protestant. Is it not? *
And everything in Gent is Sint something or other*
Nope, Catholic. Even today Wednesday is only a half day school from when that afternoon
doesn't basically everyone in the netherlands speak english?*
Not sure, I've never been there
both flanders and the netherlands have great fluency in english, in general
What did Flanders say to the Netherlands?
My sister is doing a similar thing with Spanish
I'm going to start on Czech
just don't wreck yourself*
here’s my question
here's my answer
Is it like the usted form in spanish?
It is much more complicated than that, although Dutch does have formal (U) and informal (je)
If the goal is being able to communicate, seems like learning proper Dutch would answer the mail
This man is very bendy*
Yup, that is the plan. learn proper and when we use it people will adjust to our style
That sort of stuff always blows my mind,.especially since our whole hemisphere
and at least in Gent, everybody knows English so they just switch
they are teaching spanish to kids in the local elementary school starting in 1st grade*
When we visited my wife's family in Sardinia