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9 Reasons To Learn Dutch║Lindsay Does Languages Video

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learning! Hoi! Last year, I learnt a little bit of Dutch.
But why? Well, honestly, just because. So…I guess that’s this video over…tot ziens! Ok. I suppose, I can give you 9 reasons to
learn Dutch. Let’s go! Reason number 1. Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands
of course, but also in parts of Belgium there’s a language called Flemish, which is very similar,
but also in parts of…wait for it…The Caribbean!! Hello beaches and Belgian chocolate! But not
together. I don’t think chocolate is really known for it’s UV filters. Reason number 2. Not only that but Dutch has
also highly influenced Bahasa Indonesian and Malay. More exciting holidays afoot, more
exciting language doors opening. Reason number 3. Afrikaans! Poof! It’s estimated
that 90-95% of Afrikaans vocabulary has Dutch origin, so this naturally makes Afrikaans
a lot easier if you can speak Dutch. So many language doors! There’s just coming wide open
with a little bit of Dutch in my brain! Reason number 4. A lot of Dutch people speak
English. No, this is not the wrong video. This is a reason to learn Dutch because if
a lot of Dutch people speak English, then a lot of English people aren’t gonna bother
learning Dutch. So if you learn a little bit of Dutch then they’re gonna be so impressed
and happy when you speak Dutch to them!…At least I hope! Reason number 5. If you’re watching this and
understanding what I’m saying then chances are you’ve got a little bit of English under
your belt. Maybe it’s your native language, maybe you’re learning it. Either way, you
understand what I’m saying, you understand English. This is good because Dutch is one
of the closest languages related to English. Technically it would be Frisian that’s the
most related but Dutch tends to be more widely spoken and therefore take the crown as most
related language to English. Sorry Frisian, nothing personal. Reason number 6. Now, if you speak English
and German, you’re onto a winner. I often think of Dutch as the bridge between these
two languages. And there is no way of saying that without sounding incredibly pretentious. Reason number 7. Dutch is like my favourite
grammar ever. Seriously. No cases, no difficult verb conjugations. Ohh! The more I talk about
it, the more I want to get back to learning some Dutch. Reason number 8. Dutch has some amazing ways
of saying things. I wrote a blog about this a while back. Cue shameless self-promotion!
For example, if you want to say someone’s voice is breaking. Not like just someone,
you know, a young boy. Then you say: ‘he has the beard in his throat’. Isn’t that lovely?! Reason number 9. Dutch is a really cool language.
I just don’t know what more I can say than that. If you want to learn a language that
perhaps not as many people speak, go Dutch. If you want to learn a language that perhaps
is a little easier, go Dutch. If you want to learn a language really quickly so that
you can communicate with your friends in a secret code when you’re on the bus and you
think someone smells, go Dutch. So there you have it! My 9 reasons to learn
Dutch. I am well and truly convinced and the more I talk about it, the more I just wanna
give Dutch some love. Aww, what a nice language (glugging sink) Glug! We have a glugging sink
problem. Do you speak Dutch? Let me know in the comments
below! And what reasons would you add to this list? I’d love to know! And as always, if you enjoyed this video and
you haven’t yet, don’t forget to subscribe. So, yes! Thank you for watching! Tot volgende
week! Don’t wanna upset any Belgians. I like Belgium.
Nice, nice place. Outai, papaoutai. Subtitles by the community

18 Replies to “9 Reasons To Learn Dutch║Lindsay Does Languages Video”

  • I kind of think about the statement "Dutch is the bridge between English and German" because the way to say you in Dutch is je(yuh) and in German is du(doo) so shouldn't it be English is the bridge between Dutch and German historically

  • I am Dutch and here is a small test for people who are not Dutch. pronounce the following sentence GOOD. de schelle goochelaar ging gisteren goochelen. GOOD LUCK😉

  • Bahasa Indonesia is so much influenced by the dutch language, but Malay isn't, because Malaysia occupied by British not Dutch, and they never learned Dutch. But in Indonesia, you'll find so much-much dutch words for everyday use. Example : Lesson (in English)/Les (in Dutch)/Les (in Indonesian), Course/Cursus/Kursus, Office/Kantoor/Kantor, Lawyer/Advocaat/Advokat, Pharmacy/Apotheek/Apotek, Container/Bak/Bak, Cinema/Bioscoop/Bioskop, Towel/Handdoek/Handuk, Coat/Jas/Jas, Refrigerator/Koelkast/Kulkas, and many many more.

  • The dutch grammer is really easy, but if you are going to learn really deeply the grammer becomes really hard so if dutch is your first lanquage the grammer is going to be hell

  • If you speak Dutch you can have a conversation with:

    Flemish speakers.
    Dutch-Antilles speakers.
    Surinam speakers.
    Afrikaans speakers.
    Bushmen whom speak a dialect of Afrikaans.
    Luxemburgish speakers whom speak a childish form of Dutch 60% German 30% and 10% French mixed together.

    You'll find some Afrikaans speakers in both Australia and New Zealand.
    Colonial Dutch in Michigan US.
    Some small pockets in Indonesia and the Molluken speak an old Dutch dialect.
    Canada there a considerable sized Dutch speaking community.

    And with Germans,…but they've got "trouble" understanding you the other way round;).

  • Okay so Dutch grammar is the most difficult thing(I'm Dutch, by the way). It has so many exceptions to every grammar rule there is and there are a lot of 'weird' sounds

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