My six year old son announced this morning from his sick bed,
“Mama, there are some Dutch words you can’t say properly because you’re English.”
One topical example is sneeuw. Unless I pull a funny face and attempt to say ‘snow’ like the British Queen I can’t quite get the right sound in Dutch. I also have a real issue with moeite.
I didn’t ask him for a comprehensive list. Having my Dutch language skills corrected by my child is not on my parenting bucket list but it is a fact of life. What is really fun to think about is that in a couple of years I will have three little language critiques to deal with……