Posts Tagged "Flemish"

Dutch, the mythical unicorn of European languages.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 | 20 comments

Dutch, the mythical unicorn of European languages.

Let’s be clear, unicorns unfortunately do not exist and neither does Dutch, my friends. Perhaps you’re saying “no way” and typing “does Dutch really exist” into the google search bar right now. If you click search, Wikipedia will try to inform you that it does indeed exist, but I’m going to tell you why it doesn’t.

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Words of the Week – 17/9/12

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 | 9 comments

Throughout my blogging history I’ve always found the blog platform a healthy motivation and inspiration for language-learning. Since I’ve been living in Belgium I’ve had to begin learning Dutch. It is true that Dutch-speaking Belgians are quite talented with languages; as an English speaker, I could probably navigate Ghent for years with few problems while only speaking English. However, I do think it’s essential to learn the local language for many reasons.

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