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Meet some Flemish dialects & accents!

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Hi all! Many of you are learning Dutch to visit the Netherlands, een supergezellig land :), but with your Dutch skills you can also cross the southern border to Belgium. In the northern half of the country, Dutch is the main language, and with a little bit of practice, you will be able to understand most of our (for foreigners) weird dialects! :D I have 4 examples for you. :)

1. Aantwerps

Slongs Dievanongs –Lacht nor mij + Lyrics

Tourist leMC – Koning Liefde

Spoken in and around the city Antwerpen, and one you will hear often on tv.

2. Gents

Safi & Spreej – Voor u

Unique, and beautiful for lovers of a French r. Spoken in and around the city Gent.

3. Limburgs

MC Joël - Rijbewijs

This dialect/language is spoken in the far east of Flanders, and in the south east of the Netherlands and Germany too. It has its own Wikipedia.

4. West-Vloams

‘t Hof van Commerce - Stuntman

Gerrit Callewaert

The weirdest thing ever- Don't click if you're not fond of the strangeness of this mysterious language...

My dialect! The worst to understand according to the rest of the country :D We have our own Wikipedia too!

Bonus video: Imagine you arriving in West Flanders...

5. Test your knowledge!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Five lingots voor den Gerrit! X-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje
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Bedankt! Ik hou van Vlaams XD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rxfaelo
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I loved the second one :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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Ah Rutte 98... Moktje mo grjeed vo Rutte 10 ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Sank doe, moa kweenie of Gilberke d'r oek hrjid voor za si. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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Kpeist lik ni. :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/WordFitlySpoken
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That bonus video. I'm cracking up. And the guy who gets so mad in the Gerrit video...I don't even really get what he's saying (something about West Vloams being the best, maybe?) But it's hilarious.

Thank you for the little bit of new knowledge!

3 years ago

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It's about someone complaining that West Flemish speakers get subtitled on tv and people speaking other dialects don't. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WordFitlySpoken
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Ohhh, I see, haha! Thank you!

3 years ago
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