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English vs Dutch

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Countries

Countries
Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Aruba, Belgium, Curacao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten, Suriname

Total No. Of Countries
33
2
6
9

National Language
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America
Aruba, Belgium, Curacao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten, Suriname

Second Language
India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore
South Africa

Speaking Continents
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Asia, Europe, North America, South America

Minority Language
South Africa
France, Germany, Indonesia

Regulated By
Not Available
Nederlandse Taalunie (Dutch Language Union)

Interesting Facts
  • Most of the English words begin with the letter S than any other letter.
  • English is third most commonly spoken language in the world.
  • Dutch language consist of extremely long words. The longest dutch word in the dictionary is 53 letters long.
  • There exists 75% borrowed words in Dutch language, and a lot of those are French, English and Hebrew.

Similar To
Not Available
German and English Languages

Derived From
Latin
Not Available

Alphabets

Alphabets in
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Alphabets
26
8
26
8
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Phonology

How Many Vowels
5
3
6
4

How Many Consonants
21
11
21
11

Scripts
Latin
Latin

Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
Left-To-Right, Horizontal

Hard to Learn

Language Levels
7
6
6
5
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Time Taken to Learn
6 weeks
3
24 weeks
6
📊

Greetings

Hello
Hello
Hallo

Thank You
Thank you
dankjewel

How Are You?
How are you?
hoe gaat het met je?

Good Night
Good Night
goede Nacht

Good Evening
Good Evening
goedenavond

Good Afternoon
Good Afternoon
goedemiddag

Good Morning
Good Morning
goedemorgen

Please
Please
alsjeblieft

Sorry
Sorry
sorry

Bye
Bye
vaarwel

I Love You
I love you
Ik hou van jou

Excuse Me
Excuse Me
pardon

Dialects

Dialect 1
American English
Gronings

Where They Speak
United States of America
Netherlands

How Many People Speak
225,000,000.00
3
590,000.00
32

Dialect 2
Hiberno-English
Low Saxon

Where They Speak
Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Denmark, Germany, Netherlands

How Many People Speak
4,500,000.00
15
4,000,000.00
16

Dialect 3
Welsh English
Limburgian

Where They Speak
United Kingdom
Belgium, Netherlands

How Many People Speak
2,500,000.00
14
1,300,000.00
18

Total No. Of Dialects
188
35
7
8
📊

How Many People Speak

How Many People Speak?
1,200.00 million
1
28.00 million
38

Speaking Population
5.43 %
4
0.32 %
38
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Native Speakers
400.00 million
3
22.00 million
35
📊

Second Language Speakers
400.00 million
1
6.00 million
24

Native Name
English
Nederlands

Alternative Names
Not Available
Hollands, Nederlands

French Name
anglais
néerlandais; flamand

German Name
Englisch
Niederländisch

Pronunciation
/ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/
[ˈneːdərlɑnts]

Ethnicity
Not Available
Dutch people

History

Origin
5th Century AD
AD 450-500

Language Family
Indo-European Family
Indo-European Family

Subgroup
Not Available
Germanic

Branch
Not Available
Western

Language Forms

Early Forms
Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and English
Old Dutch, Middle Dutch and Dutch

Standard Forms
Standard English
Standard Dutch

Language Position
3
3
48
35

Signed Forms
Signed English
Signed Dutch (Nederlands met Gebaren)

Scope
Individual
Individual

Code

ISO 639 1
en
nl

ISO 639 2

ISO 639 2/T
eng
nld

ISO 639 2/B
eng
dut

ISO 639 3
eng
nld

ISO 639 6
engs
Not Available

Glottocode
stan1293
mode1257

Linguasphere
52-ABA
52-ACB-a

Types of Language

Language Type
Living
Historical

Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
Subject-Object-Verb

Language Morphological Typology
Analytic, Fusional, Isolating, Synthetic
Synthetic

English vs Dutch Speaking Countries

There are plenty of languages spoken around the world. Every country has its own official language. Compare English vs Dutch speaking countries, so that you will have total count of countries that speak English or Dutch language.

  • English is spoken as a national language in: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America.
  • Dutch is spoken as a national language in: Aruba, Belgium, Curacao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten, Suriname.

You will also get to know the continents where English and Dutch speaking countries lie. Based on the number of people that speak these languages, the position of English language is 3 and position of Dutch language is 48. Find all the information about these languages on English and Dutch.

English vs Dutch Language History

Comparison of English vs Dutch language history gives us differences between origin of English and Dutch language. History of English language states that this language originated in 5th Century AD whereas history of Dutch language states that this language originated in AD 450-500. Family of the language also forms a part of history of that language. More on language families of these languages can be found out on English and Dutch Language History.

English and Dutch Greetings

People around the world use different languages to interact with each other. Even if we cannot communicate fluently in any language, it will always be beneficial to know about some of the common greetings or phrases from that language. This is where English and Dutch greetings helps you to understand basic phrases in English and Dutch language. English word for "Hello" is Hello or Dutch word for "Thank You" is dankjewel. Find more of such common English Greetings and Dutch Greetings. These greetings will help you to be more confident when conversing with natives that speak these languages.

English vs Dutch Difficulty

The English vs Dutch difficulty level basically depends on the number of English Alphabets and Dutch Alphabets. Also the number of vowels and consonants in the language plays an important role in deciding the difficulty level of that language. The important points to be considered when we compare English and Dutch are the origin, speaking countries, language family, different greetings, speaking population of these languages. Want to know in English and Dutch, which language is harder to learn? Time required to learn English is 6 weeks while to learn Dutch time required is 24 weeks.