Dutch and Deutsch

I went to the library this afternoon and checked-out a country profile book about the Netherlands called Holland by Mies Bouhuys. It's pretty dated, copyright 1971, but it's written in English, Dutch and German, so I couldn't resist. Though there are whole pages with text, most is in the form of photo captions, making it a good way to read some Dutch in small doses.
Here's a random example, showing English, Dutch and German...
~Giethoorn is a true water village.
~Giethoorn is een echt waterdorp.
~Giethoorn ist ein echtes 'Wasserdorf'.

It's interesting to be able to compare these three related languages, even if the translation is nearly never as straight-forward as the above.

Comments

  1. That IS interesting to see how the languages all compare. It's funny how so many languages really resemble each other.

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  2. That's why it's so tempting to try your hand at a new language after you've made a good amount of progress with another in the same family. :)

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