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Danish and Dutch

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Do you guys think learning Danish and Dutch at the same time would be too confusing? I'm taking German classes at university and I've been doing dutch with my professor and I haven't had any issues so far. What do you guys think?

3 years ago

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Personally, I think Danish is different enough from Dutch to be perfectly doable (especially if you are doing okay with not confusing Dutch and German, which are much more similar to one another than Dutch to Danish). There's definitely no harm in trying for a few days and seeing how it goes

3 years ago

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Thanks for the advice, do you think adding Swedish when that comes out would be okay to try as well?

3 years ago

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From what I have heard, Swedish and Danish are similar so that's up to you to decide.

3 years ago

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Having not learnt any Swedish, it's hard to tell, I know the two languages are incredibly similar, definitely more so than between Dutch and German, but I think if you get a solid foundation in one, then it should be safe to move to the other without too much confusion

3 years ago

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So probably start with one, then after I finish move to the next would most likely be the best course of action?

3 years ago

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Swedish is similar to Danish. I think that you should try after you at least got through Danish.

3 years ago

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Not necessarily finish, but at least get to a level where you're comfortable recognising it as a separate language (if that makes any sense at all). But definitely no harm in trying the first few lessons of the Swedish when it comes out, even if you're not too comfortable with the Danish

3 years ago

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Thanks everyone for the helpful advice. This was my first discussion post and the answers have been very informative and incredibly quick. I really appreciate the help.

3 years ago

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    Yes, it is a good idea, German Dutch and Danish are all closely related

    EditDelete3 years ago