Goedendag!

Here, you can introduce yourself. What is your reason to learn Dutch? Work or study? A Dutch-speaking loved one? Sheer curiosity? Share it with us!
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Andy Pandy
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Country of residence: United Kingdom
Mother tongue: English
Second language: Afrikaans
Gender: Male

Goedendag!

Post by Andy Pandy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:31 pm

Hey everybody! I'm Andrew, I live in the UK but I'm from South Africa and have a fascination with linguistics. I speak English, Afrikaans, some Zulu, and now a bit of Dutch. My goal is to be fluent by next year this time. I love the Netherlands and hope to spend a lot more time there.
Leuk om jullie te ontmoeten!

Teodor
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Country of residence: Belgium
Mother tongue: Dutch (Flanders)
Second language: Serbo-Croatian
Third language: French
Fourth language: English

Re: Goedendag!

Post by Teodor » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:46 pm

Hallo Andrew, welkom!

Knowing Afrikaans will certainly help you with understanding Dutch, especially when written. OTOH there's of course also the increased risk of encountering 'false friends'.

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