Worldwide there are millions of people that speak Dutch. The Dutch language has an interesting relation with the French, English and German language. The Dutch language loans a lot of words from these languages. Are you interested in learning Dutch? Katakura WBLC is the best place in Amsterdam to attend Dutch Courses. At Katakura WBLC you will learn the Dutch language in a way that will make you comprehend and put the language into practice right away. The oldest written Dutch piece is a Poem. It was written in the 12th century to test a writing instrument. Others think the oldest sign of the Dutch language was form the 6th century. In this article we will talk about more facts about the Dutch language that you probably didn’t know!
The difference between Dutch and German
Till the 17th century both the Dutch and German language were referred to as Dutch. The English Term Dutch referred to all the languages that were spoken in the countries south of Scandinavia. Dutch people are known to understand the German language very good. The reason for this is that many of the words both languages use similar. In addition to that, the Dutch and German culture is intertwined because they are neighbouring countries.
The Dutch word: “Gezellig”
The Dutch people know a word that is known as “gezellig”. This word is not found in any other language! The word says a lot about the Dutch culture. The word is often used to describe a moment of pleasure of a nice feeling.
The longest Dutch word
The Dutch language uses a lot of words that are attached together. The longest Dutch word consists of a stunning sixty letters. This word is: kindercarnavalsoptochtvoorbereidingswerkzaamhedencomitéleden. This word refers to the members of a committee that prepares activities for children during carnival. In 2011 this word is included in the Guinness book of records for the first time as the longest Dutch word.