harteilijk bedank Koala and Sue, yes there is no space of the giving up but just go on and so on that one day I will get awake I find myself talking in dutch with my husband.. oh I wish that time will come soon, I would make my husband ang my mother in law happy about it. She once told me that I refuse to speak the language... ouch thats quite a hit, if it was only easy!!!!!! well, well, she have to practice her english with me hehehe Im just kidding!!!
You know, I notice people with less english or no english at all learns dutch fast! I dont know if you agree with me, I went to a summer taal Les in VIOZ, VertelingenWerk (sorry m not good at spelling) and my classmates there are from other countries, and those who do not speak english or have little english knows ducth quite well and learns fast. well i was thinking they should be or they will not be understood, because at least I have english quite most people here in the netherlands speaks english.
oh andrew that is quite true, my husband knows german and a little french. My native language is not english, english is just my second language and dutch hopefully will be my third.
I always laughs at this: "Hoe heet je?" because if you say that sounds like WHO HATE YOU, if my husband ask me that question for my dutch practice I will always answer him "no one hate me, do you?" and the words I always heared from my neighbors are hoi,doie and dag! and my husband asks me what I learn today, I always say hoi,doie and dag hahaha I cant help to laugh at it.
anyways, learning can be fun! right sue? we should always think they can speak it why cant we?