Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I met my first non-English speaker in Amsterdam...

Of course he was about 5 years old :-) I was walking home today and this little voice called out "Hallo frau" (Hello miss). I turned around and he said something that I think meant "I have a new skateboard." I said "I don't speak Nederlands. Do you speak Engels?" to which he replied "No." I told him his skateboard was very nice and he skateboarded away.

He must have spoken some English though because he either wouldn't have answered me or he would have said "no" in Dutch - which is "nee." So cute. I guess they start teaching them English early here. Very admirable. I was 15 before I started learning Spanish.

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