How I Sound When Speaking Dutch

How I sound when speaking Dutch
How I think I sound when speaking Dutch. How the Dutch think I sound when speaking Dutch. How I actually sound when speaking Dutch.
This cartoon first appeared in the September/October edition of DUTCH:The Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine for Dutch descendants and expats living in Canada.

19 responses to “How I Sound When Speaking Dutch”

  1. Alison says:

    I’m not sure any Nederlander has ever found it “cute” when I speak Dutch. All I get are the corrections. :)

    Glad you had a good time at the fair!

  2. Roy says:

    “Cute… cute… cute…”

    Sure buddy. Just keep that thought ;).

  3. Vallypee says:

    Well done, Stu! That must have been fun at the show, and congratulations on coming third! That’s great!

  4. Jools says:

    No one thought it was cute when I asked for a tepel to stir my tea.
    The whole place was in hysterics :-)

  5. ealeganus says:

    They say to me that I speak like a Belgium person…From the look on their face,it was not a compliment…

  6. kisskoczka says:

    I am learning dutch from a three year old, his version of alsjeblieft is sound something like: albeliefd and of course I managed to say it that way in a shop, but somehow i got a different reaction than he does :D

    • Invader_Stu says:

      Hehe. That’s extremely funny.

      • kisskoczka says:

        Well, since than I got so surprised when a nice lady in shop sad me DUI instead of DAG, which they usually say around here, that in the middle of saying DAG my brain switched to DUI as a result i managed to say the combination of the two, as a result I said: DIE. I seriously losing my confidence with this language…

  7. Justilou says:

    I am an Aussie, and when I speak Dutch, the natives roll their eyes and answer in German. Imagine how confused they get when I tell them that I don’t speak it!

  8. I sometimes feel the same way with the French language. :P

  9. ben says:

    Dutch the Magazine is also read by Dutch people and their decendents in the USA, like me and my kids living in different places in Texas.

  10. Amanda says:

    Ugh, so true though…

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