may i ask what's the difference between bedankt and dank je? Is there any?
Learner here. As far as I've understood, bedankt comes from 'je bent bedankt', which literally means 'you are thanked', and dank je/u comes from 'ik dank je/u'. In essence, they both mean 'thanks/thank you'.
That is 100% correct.
Dank je wel!
no, there is no difference
you may use what you want.
I thought that doei was goodbye
Doei is VERY Dutch.. Not used in Vlanderen. But it is another way of saying it.. Use tot ziens
doei is more something you say to friends at the end of a day, or if you see someone who you already know (like a teacher)
so is Bedankt informal and Dank U is formal?
Think. Bedankt is like thanks. And Dank U is thank you, the U makes it more formal, dank je is what I generally use in the south for anyone.
Bedankt is what I generally use amongst friends and family.