vijayjohn wrote:Yeah, I've found that I can understand (mostly written) Dutch somewhat well mostly just because I speak German, and the trickiest thing for me is all those weird words I've never seen in German like "mooi" and "leuk" and (the adverb) "net" (I thought "net" could mean 'soon', but maybe that's just my imagination?).
linguoboy wrote:Mooi shows up in the colloquial German of northern Germany, where the greeting "Moin Moin!" functions as a marker of local identity. Speakers of Standard German sometimes mistake this for a contraction of Morgen, but the source is actually a clipped and reduplicated "Moien dag!"
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