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Dutch vs. Afrikaans

Hello everyone! Welcome back our next challenge of the Versus Series is Dutch vs. Afrikaans!!!

In case you are unfamiliar with this challenge here is the discussion were we talked about it: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25125242


We are going to put each language to challenge each other in 3 categories. 1. How it sounds (spoken) 2. How is sings (sung) 3. How it looks (written)

Now, what you have to do is vote! Choose who's your winner in this round. DON'T FORGET: we would like you to write in great detail why you chose the language you voted for. Let's start!

Dutch -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/Qv53zmmpM5Q
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/KAF67QRje_A
  3. Written: Alle mensen worden vrij en gelijk in waardigheid en rechten geboren. Zij zijn begiftigd met verstand en geweten, en behoren zich jegens elkander in een geest van broederschap te gedragen.

Afrikaans -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/T_8snLihxWs
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/lgpRvmIPS6U
  3. Written: Alle menslike wesens word vry, met gelyke waardigheid en regte, gebore. Hulle het rede en gewete en behoort in die gees van broederskap teenoor mekaar op te tree.
November 16, 2017



I love seeing the similarities between Afrikaans and Dutch in the written category.

My vote goes to Dutch because it sounds like reversed English. Lol


Wow, this is hard, even harder than Swedish and Norwegian.

But I'll have to say Dutch.


Dutch, though I love both.


I actually prefer the sound of Afrikaans but prefer the look of Dutch in writing.


I think I like Afrikaans more!!

Also, I have a suggestion for the next comparison! (if you haven't already done it. I don't know how long you've been doing these!)

How about Finnish vs Estonian?


Hey AKicsiMacska! I basically just started this versus series and I haven't done Finnish vs. Estonian and this is actually a request that a lot of people wanted so this challenge is one to look forward to!

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    Dutch, it looks better in written form to me.



    edit: although the afrikaans video is better because piu-piu!


    I like both but I choose dutch! ^-^

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