Is it easier for men to stand out than for women in Dutch? The initial answer is yes, men always get all of the attention! But… if you are curious to know what the more nuanced answer is, then we’ll need to dive a bit into Dutch. There is one thing that will probably surprise you and it does not exist in English!
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Is Dutch a great language for love? If you ask this question to Dutch people, then they’ll probably start to laugh… Somehow the idea that Dutch is the ultimate unromantic language (maybe after German) is a very persistent idea. When it comes to romance, then many other languages seem to sound so much better. Like French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese. No wonder that it is very easy to come to the conclusion that when it comes to love, speaking Dutch will not give you so much love pleasure….
One of the favorite things that Dutch people love to say is: Nederlands is moeilijk (Dutch is hard). They love to tell you again and again why Dutch is one of the hardest languagest to learn.
So… what could happen if you tell yourself again and again that learning and speaking Dutch is really difficult and hard? Probably you’ll feel tired, right? But… before you start to believe this let’s start with another question…