Are you trying to learn the Dutch language? Then you probably have find yourself confused about some of the terms the Dutchies refer to commonly. Dutch is a stranger language then most people think. Thankfully you can learn the Dutch language in a way that it is easy to comprehend and put to practice by Katakura WBLC. Katakura WBLC Allows you to attend classes at each level! The courses range from a beginner to advanced level so that everyone can start their lessons at the level that they are at. In this article we will talk about some facts about the Dutch language that most people that know!
Dutch is easy to learn for English people
Both English and Dutch find its roots in the German language. Dutch is somewhere in the middle between English and German. While Dutch people also enjoy leaving verbs at the end of sentences, it doesn’t have the cases that the German language has. This makes Dutch a lot more like the English language. Where the English language only uses 1 (nominative) definite articles, The Dutch language uses two. The Dutch use “de” and “het” where the English use the word “the’.
Dutch dialects are heavily influenced by the standard Dutch language. Some of them stand out though. The areas in which these dialects are spoken correspond with the former mediaeval countries that were found in the Netherlands. For example, Gronings dialect is considered a variety of the Dutch low Saxon regional language but it is in fact very different from a lot of the rest of the dialects due to the Frisian substrate the language is spoken in. The use of dialects is decreasing though. In 1995, 27% of the Dutch inhabitants spoke a dialect on a regular basis. In 2011 this figure declined to a stunning 11% of dialect speakers.