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In this episode I talk about Dutch (Nederlands), a West Germanic language spoken mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. I talk about the language itself and its history, about my attempts to learn it, and related stuff.
English words of Dutch origin include: Santa Claus, yacht, yankee, wildebeest, wagon, wiggle, waffle, stove, stoop, snack, skate, scone, rover, poppycock, pickle, plug, mannequin, maelstrom, luck, landscape, knapsack, jib, gin, furlough and many more [source].
Dutch pages on Omniglot
- Information about Dutch
- Useful Phrases
- Silly Phrases
- Family words
- Weather words
- Tongue twisters
- Tower of Babel
- Dutch Learning materials
Tunes features in this episode
Hedge Cats / Cathod y Gwyrch
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Cats on the Shed / Cathod ar y Cwt
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