Grytolle wrote:Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:Grytolle wrote:I assumed all Dutch people had to learn it passively a bit in school, just like we do with Norwegian and Danish
Oh, you're online, I was still changing my post (I never use this preview option...).
Ah, so it's not part of the normal Dutch curriculum thenHoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:Oh, but that's interesting. How does that work, how do you passively learn Norwegian or Danish? I guess Dutch children mostly passively learn English because that's used on television and on the Internet a lot, but Afrikaans...? South-Africa is also much farther away than Danmark & Norway. And I think the differences are also bigger but I'm not so sure about that, actually.
Yeah Afrikaans is probably a bit more different. As I recall, I had to read some texts and listen to tape, and then we talked a bit about the differences. It wasn't a major part of my education at all, just barely enough to get a fair idea of what it sounds like
Ah, that reminds me of what we did with American English and British English
I got used to all your 'hej'-ing, I said 'hej' to my neighbour who said very friendly 'goedemorgen' and that felt just wrong