The Dutch: The Netherlands or Belgium?

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  1. D_Jared Padalicki

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    Lately a lot of people are confused where people are located when they speak Dutch.
    To solve that mistery :rolleyes: I start this thread.

    When I chat with people on here and I tell them that my native language is Dutch, they immidiatly think that I'm located in the Netherlands.
    Now, here are some facts :biggrin1:

    If you look at the map of Europe, you will see that (suprisingly) The Netherlands are located next too Belgium.
    In The Netherlands they speak Dutch, but in Belgium we also speak Dutch, but because we have a different accent, we will say that we speak Flemish. But Flemish is Dutch.

    Belgium also have two big areas (one part in the north of Belgium and one on the south), those are Flanders and Wallony. Flanders is located in the north of Belgium and next too The Netherlands. Wallony is located in south of Belgium and next too France.
    The people who live in Flanders speak, read this well, Flemish or Dutch with an accent :wink:. The people located in Wallony speak French.

    Now we are also located next too Germany and Luxembourg so the east part of Belgiums speaks German.

    So if you see what our languages are in our country, you also see that we are multilingual. But our native language is Dutch, then French and then German and we also have to learn English (because we are located next too the UK if you forget the sea between us :wink:)

    Hope this will make things clear :smile:
     
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    Thanks Pieter...I already knew all of that, but you explained it very eloquently...I sure it will be a big help to many!
     
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    Sho shimple when you explain it to ush. Thanksh Pieter :biggrin1:
     
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    No. Now I'm even more confused. Take your clothes off and explain it all again. Slowly.

    In my bedroom. :flirt:
     
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    Pieter, Don't be ridiculous. Every American knows that the Dutch are from Pennsylvania, and make awesome pies. They dress funny, though.

    Nice try for your Leninist Euro-spin and intellectualism.

    Sparky
     
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    I hate geography lessons, when my mouth is being stuffed. Just get on with it . LOL
     
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    I noticed that in Brussels/Brussel/Bruxelles they speak money :rolleyes:
     
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    I like the Neanderthals better. :wink::biggrin1:
     
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    Been to both many times, so I knew that already (I still haven't managed to learn much Flemish though).
     
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    HEY there is no country named DUTCH! I see Belgium and the Netherlands. Everybody knows that in Belgium they speak Belgiumese and in the Netherlands they speak Netherlandish. :tongue:

    Basically Flemish is Dutch but the accent could be something like a heavy Scottish or Irish accent compared to oh, a SouthAfrican one? To some people they have to listen very attentively to actually know they are speaking English?
     
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    Nono, not much of a difference. In The Netherlands they use some different words and have a typical accent. Like Drifterwood used in his post here on this thread, the Dutch in The Netherlands use a lot of 'sh'-sounds. For example to use an easy word: we would say simple, in The Netherlands they would say shimple (I took this word because it's quite alike like the Dutch word) :smile:.
     
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    I'll remember that next time I go to Amsterdam. I don't wanna misunderstand when someone tells me to SIT. :rolleyes:
     
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    In Flanders Field the poppies grow,
    Between the crosses, row on row.
     
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    Well,both countries don`t want
    Serbia in EU,so.......I`f u Dutch weren`t that hot,I`d hate u :)
     
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    I really don`t understand what u wanted to say.....But u are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo HOT!!!!!! :)
     
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    all i know is, in Holland they like a smoke and a pancake
     
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    how far along are you to becoming a diplomat luka?
     
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    We know we're hot :biggrin1:

    And nick8 was referring too a very famous poem written to remember the victims of Word War II.
     
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    I only read serbian,arabic and some french poets....but being Dutch u wouldn`t know :)
    muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuah :)
    (u know i love u,though u dont let me go into EU without a fucking visa!)
     
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    Thank you, baby. I love you too.

    Pete's right, of course, about the poem.
     
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