Dutch, Expat, Parenting Dutch Style, The Netherlands

Dutch Language Lessons from My Six Year Old

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……

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