@esureL I've always assumed that German just sounds intimidating. Everywhere.
I am not a native speaker of either, but I I listen to Dutch pirate radio (which plays tracks in Dutch, German and English) to try and improve my language skills. I find Dutch *slightly* easier than German, but one surreal thing I notice is Dutch piratenhits seem to be more often about relationships collapsing in various ways whilst the more romantic tracks are in German 😆 (also they really love yodelling and songs in Boarisch dialect)
@vfrmedia Can't get over "Dutch pirate radio plays Bajuvarian music with lots of yodelling in it"...
You probably won't hear that North of the 'white sausage equator' but the Dutch tend to be (positively) crazy people.
Now I have to listen to FNM's Das Schützenfest:
@esureL I'm both german and dutch, and I sound silly no matter what language I speak.
This doesn't help, though! :P
@esureL I don't have an answer, but I've heard several Germans say this before!
@esureL german is dutch when everyone sobers back up
i mean come on, no sober person would drain the ocean to build on it
@esureL I'm a Dutch speaker (although I learned German first). To me German feels more rule-based and sounds more dissonant (not in a negative way though!)
To me, German sound either sounds serious or tasteless/cheesy/"fout", but not silly. Afrikaans or Flemish dutch sound silly.
@esureL It really depends on the dialect. For me Low German sounds more serious than High German. Also Flemish (Dutch dialect in Belgium) and Limburgs sounds for people from the north funnier. So maybe you are confused with the southern Dutch dialects. Thinking about that, maybe the serious-funny-dialect-line goes through both Dutch and German. 😉
@esureL When I lived in the Netherlands, the Dutch people imitated German a lot in one of two ways; either moany-hyper-porny or shouty-angry-nazi.
Thanks for this!
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