Dutch: A language with countless dialects

Dutch is the official language in the Netherlands. It is also spoken in the northern half of Belgium and in the South American country of Suriname. There are mainly two Dutch dialects. These are very similar and are spoken in the same language areas where standard Dutch is spoken. One very prominent variant is Flemish.


3 interesting facts about the Dutch language

Many are not aware that the Dutch language is a very old language that originated around 1100.
The Dutch language has many long compound words. Some would say even more than most languages.
Interestingly, most of the slang words in the Dutch language have originated from Hebrew.

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Origin of the language

Dutch originated in the Netherlands.


History of the language

The earliest documents in Dutch are from the 12th century.

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Learning the language

An English speaker needs about 600 hours to learn Dutch.

How to say ten common words and phrases in the Dutch language

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Fun facts about the Dutch language

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The first evidence of Dutch text

Hebban olla vogala nestas hagunnan hinase hic anda thu, wat unbidan we nu?, is the first evidence of a written Dutch text ever found. It comes from a medieval love song and means “All the birds are already nesting, except for me and you. What are we waiting for?”


Dutch spelling guide

In 1804, the first official Dutch spelling guide was written.

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Other language influence

The Dutch language was influenced by the French language for a long period of time.


Word Of Wisdom!

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

Author and Diarist


Word Of Wisdom!

Seen from the moon we are all the same size.

Eduard Douwes Dekker, pen name Multatuli

Novelist and Author


Word Of Wisdom!

If you write it down, it is immediately on paper.

Gerard Reve


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