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Nederlands vs Belgie Accent

I found this video on Youtube that teaches Dutch. Personally, I like the Belgie accent better than the Nederlands accent because it is softer spoken and easier to speak. What do you guy's think? Here is the link: https://youtu.be/PDXAq05Ak4c

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sasha88467

You can also learn standard Dutch (as opposed to Flemish) and still speak with a soft g. :) That's how we Dutch people from the South of the Netherlands talk. ^^

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AzadehTa

Thanks for the link it's so good for improving listening and learn some words :) About the accents, in Amsterdam there is a lot of variety of accents, although Amsterdam accent is quite fun and has lots of words with Jewish heritage. But I think everyone who knows Dutch can understand the Flemish accent. So then it comes down to your taste which one of these accents you prefer. Also I suppose if you are in Belgium rather than Nederland, then Flemish is probably best.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mapple2002

Keep in mind that there is a difference in the vocabulary and how the things are said between the two 'dialects' . Example: to say 'I love you' in the Netherlands, you say: 'Ik houd van jou'. But in Belgium you say: 'Ik zie u graag'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Well, I just asked a Flemish person, and they said "Ik zie u graag" doesn't really translate as I love you -- it's less intense than that. Whereas "Ik hou van u" is the same in Flanders as "Ik hou van jou" in the Netherlands.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mapple2002

Well, they teached it to me like that. But still, there are alot of other things you have to say differently. You can compare it like American and British

2 years ago

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Flemish people are also often less emphatic and more careful in their statements than Dutch people. :-)

There are of course indeed many differences between Flemish and Dutch from the Netherlands, but also many different dialects within each. Just like within the UK and the US.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mapple2002

That is true (here, a lingot :-) ), but there is a much greater barrier in the use of the Dutch language between the Netherlands and Belgium.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mapple2002

So in the Netherlands you say literally 'I love you' and in Belgium 'I like seeing you'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julschamps

Yeah, the belgian "g" has a softer sound , but personally I think I like the Nederlands accent a bit more... probably that's just because my dutch teacher is from Groningen though.

1 year ago

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i can understand your opinion. In the netherlands we say that there are 2 ways of pronouncing the lettre G. Hard G and soft G, Belgians use the soft G which is easier for most foreigners.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joey473

I agree! I can get the soft G.

2 years ago
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