The language we speak in The Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, South Africa, and the Netherlands Antilles. The Netherlands is also known as Holland.
"Dutch" In Dutch: Nederlands.
Anyone who says that Dutch is German for German is wrong and wouldn't even recognise Dutch.
So unlike a lot of US, UK or other native English-speaking people think, Dutch is NOT German! Dutch may be a little simmular to German, but it's more closely related to English.
Dutch is a Germanian language, just like German and English. (french, italian, and spanish are romanian languages).
Dutch is more closely related to English on the grammar, but the vocab is more Germanish. Dutch is in between English and German, but still is a whole language on its own - it's NOT English and NOT German.
Dutch is a lanuage, spoken by about 20 milion spread over The Netherlands, Belgium and the Netherlands antilles.
2) To be Dutch. A person from The Netherlands is Dutch.
3) To go Dutch: To split the costs of a purchase between several parties/persons.
4) Cape Dutch, the early European inhabitants of the Western Cape (South Africa) between the 17th and 19th centuries.
5) Cape Dutch architecture, an architectural style found in South Africa.
*Non-Dutch people often think that "Dutch" is German for German.
Dutch is NOT german for german, but Dutch for Dutch.
In Dutch: "Ik ben Nederlands."
In English: "I am Dutch."
Nederlands (=from The Netherlands] -> Nederland (The Netherlands).
2) I am Dutch.
3) To go out on a date and split the bill.
4) "Kaap the goede hoop." -> Cape of good hope. Place where the merchanting ships of the V.O.C (Dutch East Indian Trading Company) had her ships take pitt stops.) = Most Southern point of South Africa.
5) The way villa's were built in South Africa for the Dutch colonies.
Dutch is Dutch for Dutch. --> "Nederlands is Nederlands voor Nederlands."
Dutch is NOT german, just related to it, as well as its related to English.