Learning a foreign language in the Netherlands, particularly in Dutch, has several benefits, both personal and professional.
Firstly, Dutch is not spoken widely outside the Netherlands and Belgium, so learning a foreign language such as English, French, German, or Spanish can greatly improve communication with people from other countries. It can also increase your employability in international companies that require employees who can speak multiple languages.
Secondly, learning a foreign language can improve cognitive skills, including memory, problem-solving, and critical thinking. It can also enhance cultural awareness and empathy by exposing learners to different cultures, customs, and perspectives.
Foreign Languages in Dutch
|French||Comment ça va?||Hoe gaat het? (How are you?)|
|German||Ich verstehe nicht.||Ik begrijp het niet. (I don’t understand.)|
|Spanish||Adiós||Tot ziens (Goodbye)|
|Italian||Buongiorno||Goedemorgen (Good morning)|
|Portuguese||Obrigado/a||Dank je wel (Thank you)|
|Swedish||Tack||Dank je wel (Thank you)|
|Danish||Undskyld||Excuseer me (Excuse me)|
|Finnish||Kiitos||Dank je wel (Thank you)|
|Russian||Спасибо||Dank je wel (Thank you)|
|Polish||Dziękuję||Dank je wel (Thank you)|
|Czech||Dobrý den||Goedendag (Good day)|
|Slovak||Ďakujem||Dank je wel (Thank you)|
|Hungarian||Köszönöm||Dank je wel (Thank you)|
|Arabic||شكرا||Dank je wel (Thank you)|