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AIIy wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:43 am
I just said it perfectly. Attested by a Nederlands.

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Brit Exiters.

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Flipping heck Nifty are you posting in batco?
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Sur la val de Adour.. .

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jsks wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:55 pm
Dutch is an odd language. Because I speak German I can read Dutch and get a pretty good idea what I'm reading. However, spoken Dutch is a whole different thing and quite unintelligible to me. It sounds a bit like a cat with a fur ball in its throat.
So is Danish (which I speak) - odd that is! They also have some wonderful compound words!

I am (well was - would be too rusty these days) the same with being able to read enough of headlines in Dutch between English and Danish.

It seems I'm doomed to getting used to Dutch around for ever more as my eldest now lives there with his Dutch gf and her family! He is already pretty fluent in his spoken but just needs to improve his writing before starting at uni. He is working and will start studying to be a English and French teacher there. I'll possibly even need to make an effort to learn some when we go to visit as some of the family don't speak English!

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Talking of German . . . The Swiss have a word that apparently flummoxes Germans - Chuchichäschtli (a kitchen cabinet).

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Re: New Dutch word

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niemeyjt wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:19 pm
Talking of German . . . The Swiss have a word that apparently flummoxes Germans - Chuchichäschtli (a kitchen cabinet).
Is the 'chcuhichäs' part of it Swiss for kitchen?
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:23 pm
Is the 'chcuhichäs' part of it Swiss for kitchen?
I think it is Küche like in German. Normally it is French words that get adopted by Swiss Germans - like ein Glace instead of eir Eis and ein Velo instead of ein Fahrrad.

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