Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands and is called Nederlands by local speakers. It is also an official language of Belgium, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Indonesia and Suriname. It is very closely related to English and German, and is the next most spoken Germanic language after them. The majority of its vocabulary is Germanic but it has also borrowed from Romance languages such as French and Latin.Learn Dutch with uTalk
There's a great Dutch word, gezellig, which means cosiness, fun, friendliness and comfort all at once.
Dutch is the mother language of Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa. At least 90% of Afrikaans vocabulary comes from Dutch.
There's a phrase, 'doe maar normaal, dan doe je al gek genoeg', which means 'act normal, as that’s crazy enough'.
English gets the words cookie and yacht from Dutch.
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