Is dutch a country or a language?
Dutch is a language spoken in the Netherlands.
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Dutch people are from The Netherlands, also known as Holland or thelow countries. The one exception to this are the "Pennsylvania Dutch," becausethat name came from a misinterpretation of the word "deutsch,"which means German. So Pennsylvania Dutch people are from Germany.All the rest of the Dutch …are from Holland. (MORE)
The Dutch language is a Germanic language mainly spoken inthe Netherlands, northern Belgium (Flanders), Suriname and theDutch Antilles. Small pockets of Dutch speakers also live inNorthwestern France (around Calais) and western Germany, around thecity of Cleves. In South Africa, Afrikaans is spok…en. Afrikaans is a language whichderives from the Dutch spoken by Dutch settlers. The two languagesare mutually intelligible, and for that reason are often groupedtogether by linguists. Dutch is related to English, Frisian, German and the Scandinavianlanguages. Is incorrectly considered to be one of the hardest to learn. (it'sactually one of the easiest for English speakers. Yes, Dutch. (MORE)
You will also find Dutch speakers in Aruba, Bonaire, and CuraÃ§ao (known as the "ABC Islands"), Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (known as the "SSS Islands"), and Surinam, collectively known as the "Netherlands Antilles."
the netherlands and some of its former colonies like surinam, the dutch antillies and the flemish part of belgium.
By pasting Dutch text on websites like Babelfish(Yahoo) or google translate. Hit the translate button and its done. Be careful, translations generated with this sort machines are never a reliable one.
The Netherlands, Belgium, French Flanders, Indonesia (amongst older people), some communities in South Africa who refuse to recognise Afrikaans, the Congo and Suriname. In northern Germany very similar languages are spoken, for example East Frisian, Mecklenburggish and Pomeranian Platt. Westphalian… is also similar, as is North Frisian. The dialect of Hamburg is particularly similar to Dutch. (MORE)
Papiamento, or Papiamentu, is the language spoken on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and CuraÃ§ao (the so-called ABC islands).. Papiamento is a creole language with roots in primarily African, Portuguese and Dutch and to a lesser extent Spanish, and Native Indian languages. The biggest m…enace to the existence and the further development of Papiamentu is that native speakers tend to deviate from its origins by replacing original African, Portuguese and Dutch words with Spanish equivalents.. Papiamento has two main dialects: Papiamento in Aruba and Papiamentu in CuraÃ§ao and Bonaire. Although the Papiamentu in CuraÃ§ao and Bonaire are significantly the same, there are still minor differences.. Papiamento sounds much more Spanish. The most apparent difference between the two dialects is given away in the name difference. Many words in Aruba end with "o" while that same word ends with "u" in CuraÃ§ao and Bonaire.It is the same as the letters c and k.. For example:. Papiamento: Palo (tree) Cas (house) Papiamentu: Palu (tree) Kas (house). THIS INFORMATION IS DIRECTLY FROM WIKIPEDIA, MORE INFORMATION ON THIS LANGUAGE CAN BE FOUND THERE* (MORE)
\nAccording to the "Dikke van Dale", the most respected Dutch dictionary, there are approximately 240.000 words (translated from http://www.ikhebeenvraag.be/vraag/7996). \n. \nThe director of Dutch institute of Lexicality estimates more then 5 million words are ever used in the Netherlands. The l…anguage Databank, a computer that registers all words and word-forms, registered 60 million words - including conjugations of verbs. (translated from http://taalunieversum.org/taal/vragen/antwoord/9/).\n. \nHowever the amount of combinations and new words is infinite, and therefore it is difficult (if not impossible) to give a correct estimation. (MORE)
Suriname is the South American country in which Dutch is the official language. Specifically, Suriname is South America's smallest independent country. It used to be a colony of the European Kingdom of the Netherlands. During its colonial period, the country's name was Dutch Guiana.
Aruba Belgium CuraÃ§ao Netherlands Sint Maarten Suriname Luxembourg Dutch is also a former colonial language of Indonesia, and many older people there can speak it. Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa, is very similar to dutch, and many Afrikaans speakers can understand Dutch.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands. Also reffered as Holland in many countries. Generally people just use the term Netherlands. The kingdom of the Netherlands is used when they include the islandgroup near south america.
Dutch is a very hard language to learn. Most people think it's likeGerman but it's not. I'm a native speaker and I know many Englishpeople and I try to learn them a little bit Dutch but it's too hardfor them. It's grammatically very hard and very hard to pronounce.Spanish, German, French are easier …to learn. I am a native speaker and I also speak English, German, French anda little Spanish. French is grammatically speaking not too hard andthe language makes a fair bit of sense. If I compare Dutch toGerman then I'll conclude that grammatically speaking German isharder because it has lots of cases and such, BUT the languagemakes sense. The phrases are actually never very complex (well, youCAN make them hard but that goes for any language). So it takes abit of time to learn. But the language makes sense. Dutch on theother hand doesn't.. grammatically speaking it's harder thanEnglish, Spanish and French and easier than German. But the language doesn't make sense at all. So many exceptions (thepronunciation for an English speaker is harder to learn thanGerman) and weird phrases. Probably because Dutch is a germaniclanguage influenced by both Spanish and French. And nowadaysEnglish. For example: the Dutch word for again is 'opnieuw'.Literally translated that means on new.. makes no sense in English.But compare it to the Spanish translation 'de nuevo' literally thatmeans on new as well. So odd. Conclusion: yes Dutch is hard and so is German, Spanish or Frenchis much easier. Answer ^That is one perspective, but it is impossible for any nativespeaker to give a reliable critique on the difficulty of theirlanguage. Most Dutch speakers find their language to be terriblydifficult, while most English speakers who attempt to learn Dutchdon't find it to be overly challenging. As stated previously, alllanguages are challenging to some degree, but the actual challengeof learning Dutch is not as great as native speakers believe it tobe. Before learning Dutch, decide whether or not it is worth it. It isnot uncommon for native Dutch speakers to refuse to speak theirnative language with Anglophones - this may be one of the biggestchallenges in improving on your Dutch language skills. Also, most places where Dutch is spoken you will find a largenumber of people with strong English speaking ability. I think ifyou are outside of a large metropolitan area, it is worth it tolearn, but you will likely be discouraged from speaking by nativespeakers if they can speak English. Perhaps if you're planning onliving in a Dutch speaking country you will get the chance toperfect upon your Dutch. However, the most difficult aspect of thelanguage is the pronunciation for English speakers. On a scale from 1-5, in difficulty, I would give Dutch a 2.5 or a3. (MORE)
No . Portuguese is a member of the Romance family of languages. For its origins trace back to the ancient interactions between the Latin language of the ancient Roman conquerors and the ancient languages of present-day France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. In the case of Portuguese, that in…teraction took place on the Iberian Peninsula. And so Portuguese is related to Spanish, but even more so to the Galician language of northwestern Spain. In fact, Portuguese is a member of the Galician-Portuguese linguistic group within the Romance family of languages.. Dutch is a member of the Germanic family of languages. And so it's related to German. (MORE)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is the name of the country where Dutch is spoken. Specifically, Dutch is the official and most widely spoken language there. But the people of the Netherlands tend to be multilingual. So Dutch isn't the only language that the country's people know. In fact, it isn't …unusual for people in the Netherlands to know English, French, German, Italian or Spanish in addition to their own language! (MORE)
Suriname is a Dutch speaking country in South America. It is the smallest country on the continent. However, it is larger than French Guyana, which is a territory in South America that belongs to France.
There are only six Dutch speaking countries in the Caribbean. Thiscountries are Saint Martin, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Aruba, Curacao,and Bonaire.
Yes, Dutch is the language spoken in The Netherlands. In Dutch the language is called Nederlands.
There are no 12 countries that speak Dutch... There are 12 provinces, Surinam and the Antilles
Fok in the Dutch language means Foresail Or breeding, when you are talking about a verb.
The Netherlands is the source of the official language of Suriname. Dutch speakers from the Netherlands began settling the subsequent Republic in the 17th century. The area previously had been explored by speakers of Spanish, French, and English in the 16th century. But it was English and then Dutc…h language speakers who settled the country which they linked to their respective homelands by way of plantation economies. In the aftermath of the Treaty of Breda of July 31, 1667, the Dutch lost their foothold in the subsequent state of New York and gained it in Suriname. As a consequence, the official language of Suriname came to be Dutch, and not English. (MORE)
The Netherlands is a country and the people living there are called "Nederlanders" (the Dutch translation) or Dutch. The Netherlands lies in Europe, next to Germany and Belgium and the North Sea.
This question is just about language. Flemish apparently is a dialect of Dutch. It is said that the two are written the same, but not spoken the same.
The Netherlands Belgium (spoken by about 60% of the population) Suriname Aruba Sint Maarten CuraÃ§ao (spoken by about 10% of the population) In addition, Afrikaans, which is a daughter language of Dutch, is spoken in South Africa and Namibia.
In the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Most Dutch people live in The Netherlands, a country in mainland Europe.
The Dutch language in its colonies never became as dominant and generally spoken as for instance the Engish language became in Britain's colonies. It was mostly spoken by the Dutch themselves living there and by the "educated" or ruling local people, either because they had attended Dutch-language s…chools and universities or because of very frequent contact with the Dutch. Only in Surinam and the formerly Dutch Caribean islands - until very recently or even now part of the Dutch commonwealth - is Dutch still generally understood by the local people. Even there the spoken language is usually the local language. (MORE)
Holland, some parts of Belgium, Suriname, Certain places in South Africa and Nambia, Netherlands Antilles, French Flanders, Germany's Lower Rhine. Also small groups of notable minorities that speak it in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, US and Indonesia.
No. French is the Official Language of French Guiana. However, Dutch is the official language of Guyana.
Not sure, but Hottentottententenbouwtentoon stellingsterreinafsluitingsmaterialen voorraads verzendingskosten berekeningsstatenadministratie boekhoudkundigen has to come close. (Without the spaces, I added the spaces because the site automatically shortened it.) And it absolutely makes no sense and …it means nothing. It just a funny 'word'. (MORE)
The Dutch settled in what later became South Africa. There was no"country" as such when they arrived.
Dutch is a West Germanic language with about 20 million speakers mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are small Dutch-speaking communities in northern France around Dunkerque and Dutch is also spoken in Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles, Suriname and in Indonesia. Dutch is a language, not a c…ountry. (MORE)
Yes , Suriname belongs to the Dutch Language Union. Suriname became an associate member in 2004. The Dutch Language Union [Nederlandse Taalunie is an international institution for standardizing the Dutch language. The NTU was founded by the Netherlands and Belgium on September 9, 1980.
Got 2 answers for you, if you mean the language as in where in theworld are people speaking dutch as language i know of TheNetherlands (ofcourse) and around The Cape in South Africa, itscalled Cape-Dutch. Essentially if you would be dutch and listenvery carefully to every word you can communicate ha…ha. And if you litteraly meant which countries are dutch, well, onlyThe Netherlands ofcourse. Thoug centuries ago the dutch weresettled in pretty good around New York NY(New Amsterdam), JerseyNY, Albany NY (near Albany there is even a town called Rotterdam,same as in The Netherlands) Hope this helped! (MORE)
That the Dutch language remains an official and important means of communication within a Dutch culture laden context is one way in which language reflects Dutch heritage. In the case of the Netherlands, Dutch is the Kingdom's official, most important, historic and enduring language. That means …that everywhere one looks to make sense of modern and historic happenings, one does so by means of Dutch ways of saying and doing things . The same may be said of the Caribbean island of Aruba and the South American country of Suriname. Dutch remains the official language in the autonomous Dutch region of Aruba and in the former Dutch colony of Suriname. At the same time, Aruban and Surinamese creole languages are important ways of explaining and perpetuating local and native customs, preferences and traditions. In each case, creole ways of saying and doing things co-exist peacefully with Dutch ways of saying and doing things. So the legacy of a Dutch cultural heritage remains alive and well. It does so through the continued use of the Dutch language and by the consent of Arubans and Surinamese. (MORE)
Basically they're two completely different languages with a similar origin, only that if you can speak one of them you will most likely be able to roughly understand written texts in the other (since spoken they sound completely different).
Pronosticatie van den jare 1514 uten overlantschen ghetrocken in den nederlantschen. It's 497 years old.
All three languages; English, German, and Dutch are West Germanic languages. All three are related . But, Dutch is the closer than German. For example: English- I baked these tomatoes and croissants to give to our neighbors. Dutch (Nederlands)- Ik gebakken deze tomaten en croissants te geve…n aan onze buren. German (Deutsch)- Ich backte diese Tomaten und Croissants, um unseren Nachbarn zu geben. There are however, exceptions. The Dutch g sounds like a harsh kh, while the German g and English g are practically the same. Both Dutch and English use more loanwords than German (Dutch uses more romance loanwords than German, and less romance loanwords than English). In German, you may see the Ã (ss), Ã¼, Ã¶, and Ã¤. In Dutch there is an occasional Ã© and Ñ, but the only recurring challenge is the ij (AY), which more or less represents y (or i). On an added note, I would not say that Frisian is closer to English because Frisian is a whole branch of languages! You have West Frisian and additional languages in the same subfamily, North Frisian and additional languages in the same subfamily. East Frisian, etc. In conclusion, Dutch is closer to English than German. (MORE)
It's "Ik mis je" or when you have to be polite (for example becauseyou barely know someone or that person is an adult and isn't fromyour family) "Ik mis u".
No offence, but that's a weird question. Why do all countries have a different language? We speak Dutch because that's how it developed thousands through hundreds of years ago. And because we learned it from our parents. Just like you.
There is only one "English language" and that's English. English and Dutch belong to a family of languages known as the Germanic languages. These also include German (obviously!), Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Afrikaans (which is very similar to Dutch). Dutch is probably the second-closest re…lative to English. It is sort of part-German and part-English, but sounds closer to German. It also has many features of its own, such as the weird vowel sounds ("ij" and "ui") and guttural consonents. The Frisian language, which is spoken in the northern part of the Netherlands, is the closest relative to English. (MORE)
The two languages closest to Dutch in sound would be Afrikaans and Flemish. English and German are the next closest.
Nobody found out the Dutch language. It evolved over thousands of years, just like most other languages.
Dutch is an Indo-European, West Germanic language, a descendant of several Frankish dialects and some elements of Frisian merging into Low Franconian, known in the language itself as Nederlands. A typical characteristic of this language spoken by 22 million native speakers (mainly in The Netherlands…, Belgium (as Flemish/Vlaams) and the former colony of Suriname) and over 5 million speakers that consider it their second language is the guttural fricative [x] (especially in the North of Holland) and its palatalized vowels, making it sound (quoting an English observer) like "Irritated ducks in need of Fisherman's Friend". Another prominent feature is the use of the diminutive suffix -(t)je to make every object as small as the miniatures shown in Madurodam. (MORE)
The country were Dutch people live is called The Netherlands or in the Dutch language 'Nederland'.
The Netherlands Belgium Suriname Aruba Netherlands Antilles Afrikaans is an official language of South-African language and it is closely related to Dutch. Many older people speak Dutch in Indonesia, but it has no recognized status there.
The Dutch language is younger than the English language. However we must not forget that the English language we know nowadays is not comparable to the old, ancient English those days. This is the same as with Dutch. Early modern English language began its rise after the eleventh century (French, …Norwegian influences). Early Dutch, experts have recognized in the Middle Ages around the 14th century. (MORE)
The Mother Trade (de Moedernegotie) is between the Dutch and Baltic states. Germany, USA, China, UK and Italy as well.
Aruba, Belgium, Curacao (being part of the ABC-islands), the Netherlands, St. Maarten, Suriname, Indonesia little bit as well.
Dutch is a Western Germanic language. Meaning it originated from The German language. Usually it originated in Germany or the Netherlands itself.
Taal is the dutch word for language. een taal = a language the word "language" is "taal" in Dutch. taal
The name of the country is the Netherlands, and the people who live there are known as Dutch