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Postby Airwrecka » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:02 am

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Dutch is a national language in the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname in South America and the Dutch Antilles. In Belgium, it’s the official language of Flanders, the Northern region of the country, and is also spoken in Brussels, although the majority of the city’s population speak French. In Suriname and the Dutch Antilles, Dutch is still an official language, but several other languages are spoken there too.

In total, there are over 22 million native speakers of Dutch and it’s a popular second language in UKMix, Germany, the north of France and increasingly in Eastern Europe. You may also find older native speakers in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada as many Dutch people migrated to these countries in the 1950’s.


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Just to be clear, this is a place to discuss the Dutch language and maybe for native speakers to teach a few words and phrases to the rest of us - it's not The Official Get A Room Thread. :wink:
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Postby toxicALIENS » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:08 am

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Postby Michiel » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:12 am

Ik wil jou, jij wilt mij. DOE HET HEEL ZACHTJESSSSSS.
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Postby Rihab » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:14 am

Why is it called Dutch in the first place? Should be Netherlandish.
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Postby Noahh » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:15 am

Dit is Michiel momenteel in z'n slaapkamer...

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Postby Airwrecka » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:18 am

Rihab95 wrote:Why is it called Dutch in the first place? Should be Netherlandish.
The whole Dutch / Flemish / Netherlands / Holland thing is confusing to be honest.
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Postby MrRager » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:18 am

Neurkin in da kerkin!
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Postby Noahh » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:20 am

MrRager wrote:Neurkin in da kerkin!
Oh hi.... :wink:
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Postby toxicALIENS » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:21 am

MrRager wrote:Neurkin in da kerkin!
I tried to google translate this :lol:
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Postby Michiel » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:22 am

Heb je een camera geplaatst in mijn kamer ofwa :o
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Postby Airwrecka » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:22 am

Noahh wrote:Dit is Michiel momenteel in z'n slaapkamer...

Lijkt legitiem.
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Postby Noahh » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:22 am

MichielMC wrote:Heb je een camera geplaatst in mijn kamer ofwa :o
Shit je hebt me door. Ja ik stalk je al een tijdje. :oops:
Maar ik moet zeggen dat je daadwerkelijk prachtig danst op K3. :wink:
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Postby trebor » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:23 am

Airwrecka wrote: it’s a popular second language in UKMix,
Brilliant! :lol:
You do have a sense of humour! :D
And about time the BeNeLux got their own proper thread!
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Postby Airwrecka » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:25 am

toxicALIENS wrote:
MrRager wrote:Neurkin in da kerkin!
I tried to google translate this :lol:
Here. :wink:
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Postby toxicALIENS » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:26 am

omg :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's so funny :lol: :lol:
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Postby trebor » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:29 am

True & fun fact. Zürich International Airport is called... Kloten.
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Postby Airwrecka » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:31 am

toxicALIENS wrote:omg :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's so funny :lol: :lol:
Tourist entering a restaurant in the Netherlands:
"neuken in de keuken, could we have a table for two please"


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Postby toxicALIENS » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:37 am

Airwrecka wrote:OMG, are we gonna have a thread for every language lol? :lol:
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Postby trebor » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:39 am

Rihab95 wrote:Why is it called Dutch in the first place? Should be Netherlandish.
There are three terms we need to define: Holland, the Netherlands, and Dutch. In Old English dutch simply meant “people or nation.” (This also explains why Germany is called Deutschland in German.) Over time, English-speaking people used the word Dutch to describe people from both the Netherlands and Germany. (At that point in time, in the early 1500s, the Netherlands and parts of Germany, along with Belgium and Luxembourg, were all part of the Holy Roman Empire.) Specifically the phrase “High Dutch” referred to people from the mountainous area of what is now southern Germany. “Low Dutch” referred to people from the flatlands in what is now the Netherlands. Within the Holy Roman Empire, the word “Netherlands” was used to describe people from the low-lying (nether) region (land). The term was so widely used that when they became a formal, separate country in 1815, they became the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The word “Holland” literally meant “wood-land” in Old English and originally referred to people from the northern region of the Netherlands. Over time, it came to apply to the entire country
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Postby Airwrecka » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:43 am

toxicALIENS wrote:
Airwrecka wrote:OMG, are we gonna have a thread for every language lol? :lol:
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Haha! I remember that.

I love languages, so I'm cool with it. As long as we don't start making Ancient Zulu tribe language threads or something we're all good. I think we have the main ones covered now. :wink:
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Postby trebor » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:46 am

Airwrecka wrote: I think we have the main ones covered now. :wink:
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Postby Airwrecka » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:52 am

trebor wrote:
Airwrecka wrote: I think we have the main ones covered now. :wink:
Justice for Alemannic! 8-)
Dialects can be discussed in their closest language thread, so in this case, German. :D

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Postby Rihab » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:54 am

Not me wondering why the Dutch call themselves Dutch, when I have no idea why we call ourselves Deutsch. So the two technically mean the same thing. Thank you for that, trebor. :lol: :wink:
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Postby Airwrecka » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:55 am

I was wondering if there was a connection between Dutch and Deutsch. Really interesting read, trebor.
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Postby trebor » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:03 am

Rihab95 wrote:Not me wondering why the Dutch call themselves Dutch, when I have no idea why we call ourselves Deutsch. So the two technically mean the same thing. Thank you for that, trebor. :lol: :wink:
I'm so shocked that I have never made the connection of Dutch with Deutschland. :o
And this although I have studied the evolution of the Germanic language tree. Shame on me, really!

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