"Is Nederlands makkelijk?"
Translation:Is Dutch easy?
Apparently there is no difference, but "makkelijk" is more commonly used in spoken language, and "gemakkelijk" in writing.
I was born in the Netherlands and lived there till the age of 11, when we moved to Canada, many years ago. Somehow the language stuck although I seldom speak it. When I do speak it it's with a heavy English accent, my language is "old-fashioned", and, when I speak it on rare visits to the Netherlands, Dutch people answer me in English. What made you learn Dutch?
Interesting. Had I known that I might have tried the Norwegian course instead of the Swedish one. You'll find that knowing Dutch sentence structure will help you with the German.
I was saying the same thing to a friend of mine! Dutch is quite similar to Norsk!
They're all northern germanic languages. And most of them are level 1 in comparison to English (meaning they're sister languages and take the least amount of time compared to other languages).