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What do the Belgians Speak? Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

We’ve talked about the differences between Dutch and Flemish before. Words and pronunciation are quite different between Dutch dialects and Flemish ones – but where does that leave us? Flemish is not a language; the official language is Nederlands (Dutch). So what gives? A tussentaal? Vlaams as an official language does not exist; It is Nederlands. In 1980, Belgium and…

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The Wonders of Belgium Posted by on Mar 23, 2016

In the wake of the terrible attacks in Brussels, I would like to dedicate this post to Belgium. There are many ties between the Netherlands and Belgium. Belgium is not only the southern neighbor of the Netherlands, but was also part of the Netherlands until the Belgian revolution which lasted from 1830 to 1839. Living in the Netherlands…

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