Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Just wanted to introduce myself...I'm Sadie. I'm pretty new to this website; I only started today.
Dutch might be a difficult language to learn. At least it is our reputation. ;-) I do think that there are many similarities between the German and the Dutch language. Yet I've been told that it is harder for a German to learn Dutch than for a Dutchman to learn German. I am not so sure about that though. There are some similarities to English and French too. I think the major difficulties when learning Dutch are word order and pronunciation (especially the hard 'g' and combinations like 'sch..' 'spr..' and 'ui'). Overall, I think learning Dutch is not more difficult than learning French or German.