Quote: Originally Posted by Kari
it's surprisingly often when the answer is this one word. Nein.
It is also surprisingly often I've heard the answer "Aber warum? Ich bin doch Deutsch!" (But why? I am German!")
Nein in Dutch is "Nee"
"Aber warum? Ich bin doch Deutsch!" (But why? I am German!")
"Maar waarom? ik ben nederlands!." (but why? i am dutch!)
Very similar, though some Dutch words are pronounced differently.
Use the word school, for example
English = School (skool) ch sounds like a "k"
German = Schule (sjule) ch sounds like a soft "j"
Dutch = School (sgool) ch sounds like a very harsh "g"
I haven't spoken Dutch since 1964, so forgotten most of it.