https://www.duolingo.com/josephkt

why dutch?

why do people still learn dutch (I'm not saying don't learn it ) i'm just asking why do you choose to learn it

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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  1. Interest
  2. Love
  3. The sound of the language
  4. Secret language to hide things for others
  5. Fun :)

(And the obvious reason, for a trip to the Netherlands/Belgium/Suriname... :p)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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Because people speak Dutch? And people visit the Netherlands?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne
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It's a chance to take a break from German and cash in on 40% or so of the German lexicon. It's also full of gutsy, adorable words. Also, you can't communicate "Gezelligheid" without it. ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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^ pretty much all of this! Not to mention that Dutch has all the most weird and wonderful sentences on this site.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne
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Yes, a rhino will always be a neushoorn now and forever.

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https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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yes! haar kaas is mijn kaas... ik ben een een schildpad... and the fruit will talk, and some of the animals won't speak Dutch, but some of them will... seriously, who wouldn't want to study this?!? :D

I'm guessing the subtext for the OP's post is why learn Dutch when their English is usually so great, but that's never stopped me from wanting to learn a language before, so why would it now? ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JokoLelono
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Good morning, juice!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

Well, if you are good at German & English, there's no reason NOT to learn it. I learned the grammar in 55 days with Duolingo (completed the tree) and none of it was difficult for me. It helped me to make lots of Dutch-speaking friends.

Also, the Netherlands, despite what they may believe about themselves, have a lot more culture than most other countries

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/milansent

Wow that's really impressive, the fact that you learnt the Dutch grammar in 55 days. A lot of people have trouble with our odd grammar. Even some of my classmates don't fully master it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

It's just because I knew German to proficiency (but not fluency) before starting the Dutch course so it was either "Oh hey it's exactly the same in German" or "Oh my god this is like German but so much easier, why didn't the Germans do this?"

Literally right now though I'm actually like dying at Swedish lol. I think I only did Dutch so fast because I was super motivated and I never struggled with concepts/vocab.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/whukriede
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Essential for everyone who travels a lot or reads foreign literature.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/N0xxys

Because I'm an expat who lives in Amsterdam. I don't really need it to learn it since almost everybody speaks good English here, but I want to integrate at some point.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcarlosmjr
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Because I love its personality and the way it sounds. I don't have any practical reasons, I just love learning languages and fell easily for Dutch (why wouldn't I?).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mare_sargasso
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I don't think I ever wanted to learn Dutch, though I had learned a basic part of it from my Dutch relatives during the time they spent around me. But when I realized that many (hyper)polyglots know how to speak it, I changed my mind and started learning Dutch in order to add it too in my portfolio.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jezabel080

Well, for starters because I live in Antwerp, Belgium and secondly I'd like to finally feel a bit more integrated. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/twrist
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I'm hoping to 'convert' to Afrikaans at some stage, as my in-laws are Afrikaners, but in the meantime I'm just enjoying learning another European language and I've got quite into Dutch culture along the way. I always watch Dutch films on KLM flights now, and I love surprising Dutch friends with my terrible broken Dutch language skills ;)

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