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[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

Glorious Dutch speaking English :D

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Yes it reminds me of a co-worker I had long ago... I'm always impressed by how good the Dutch's English is. They also all know like 5 languages, it is very impressive how educated they are as a nation when it comes to languages. I guess they also need it more though, given their location. They actually use all 5 lol

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Most normal people only know Dutch, but higher education does give German, French and English. Frys and Flemish are 2 small languages one might know given ones family or location ties.

Russian, Spanish and Chinese are tracks you can do by choice on some highschools, ancient Greek and Latin are required for the highest education level on highschool.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I guess that's fair, most Dutch people I've met have been post-doc ex-pats, so they are more educated than the average Dutch person. One knew Flemish too heh. Apparently Flemish is the foreign language linguistically closest to English out of all languages. Too bad it's so rarely used.

[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Pretty sure you got Frysk and Flemish mixed up:

For English linguists, West Frisian is notable as being the most closely related language to English outside of Britain, the two being part of the Anglo-Frisian branch of the West Germanic family, and is therefore often considered to be "in-between" English and Dutch (Dutch itself is dubbed as being "in-between" English and German).

And back on topic, watched some more of his videos and it's rather semi-interesting and semi-relaxing, perfect for split-screening it with browsing the web.

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah I did, I got Flemish and Frisian mixed up. I meant to say all those things about Frisian instead of Flemish, my bad.

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's okay, just don't make those kind of mistakes in those respectable regions :p