https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165

Do you use dutch words here and there?

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Just wondering, do you sometimes say stuff in dutch to people around you (who don't speak dutch), or is it just me?

I say goedemorgen, dankjewel, nee I'd say more but then I'll get strange looks for sure :P

And do you feel like you start 'thinking' some stuff in your head in dutch instead of your native language?

I think I have many of these, and I consciously try to do it.. phrases like: Ik weet het niet, waarom doe je dat, dat kan ik, ik wil iets drinken, goed idee, waar is de.., wie is dat, denk ik

How is learning dutch affecting your brain? :P

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/emak02
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Haha dit is echt grappig om te lezen als Nederlander zijnde maar ik doe het zelf ook in andere talen !

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JochemBos
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Als Nederlander of Nederlander zijnde. Kunnen de meeste Nederlanders zelf nog niet uit elkaar houden. Maakt niet uit hoor, je bent dus lang niet de enige ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emak02
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Ach ja, niemand is perfect...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lelieblad

Native English speaker here. My standard greeting is now Hallo, and I have to really resist the urge to say Dank je instead of 'Thank you' to every person on the planet. I also say 'ja' instead of 'yes' and sometimes 'nee' instead of 'no'.

Also, when I watch the news ( http://jeugdjournaal.nl/ is an amazing news site and app for kids--and Dutch learners--by the way.), whenever an English person is interviewed, it often sounds like complete nonsense unless I focus on what they're saying and realize they're speaking English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/holographicleah

Same here! I'm finding myself wanting to say a couple of words in dutch, especially 'dankjewel' as well as yes and no.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/himynameismv

You're not alone. I totally use it at home! (Only my parents can tolerate, haha.) Mostly expressions or phrases close to English which they can decipher. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LZendan
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I do it as well. I am German and almost every word in Dutch is similar to the German language. As you said expressions like goedemorgen, bedankt, helemaal goed or ik weet het niet. But I do it with other languages as well. For example, I got used to say "merde" instead of saying "crap".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
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Lol i learned a week ago "godverdomme".. Having a lot of fun yelling it at work from time to time XD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LZendan
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Yeah I came across with that as well. I heard it in movies and it's funny to say "verdomme" instead of "verdammt".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bramdec

yes

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Sometimes I do it, but with German, and Spanish. I'll say things like Buenas Noches, or Gute nacht (good night) to people, along with other basic phrases. And I can sort of force myself to think in other languages, like when it's cold I may think es ist kalt, which is it's cold in German. But, again, I have to force myself into it. Also when doing German I find myself capitalizing all of the English nouns, which you do in German, but not in English. And would it be affecting my brain if I thought I was doing German, but was actually doing Spanish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dmz22
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I've been living in the Netherlands for 3+ years now and I am still resisting to start using Dutch. At least I have forced myself to begin learning it. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ashbolt
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I tend to accidentally use Dutch words that sound similar to English ones like 'goed', 'dank je', 'hallo', 'nee' etc.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trebach

I use Dutch at work when I want to write notes for myself...or vent onto paper so no one else can read it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brad_777

In my family we tend to say 'niks' instead of nothing, which I never really noticed until I started learning Dutch.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Papa942415
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Native English speaker. My wife and I are learning Dutch together using Duolingo. We will use Dutch at home or while shopping. I sometimes dream in Dutch. I even once scolded a dog that was being impolite with a strong "nee!" without even thinking about it. Although I have a long way to go, I think those are good indicators that I am learning the language

1 month ago
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