Dutch - Ik spreek Nederlands



Another language challenge: Dutch. I have never thought before about learning Dutch until I encountered the opportunity. One of my classmates is Dutch and he works in the university as a Dutch language tutor, which means the tutoring class is free for students. Then, I thought, "Why not grasp the chance?"

I have gone through 1 week of the class and I have learned that my basic knowledge in German, which I acquired in high school has helped me in learning Dutch. At a glance, Dutch and German share many vocabularies and grammatical structures similarities. However, Dutch also shares similarities with Indonesian vocabularies due to the long historical relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands. Several Indonesian loan words from the Dutch language are as follow:


Do you know any similar words not listed above? Thanks for reading. Feel free to share this article if you like. If you have any opinions, please leave a comment. I love reading them.

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