Languages of Belgium
The Kingdom of Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French, and German. A number of non-official, minority languages and dialects are spoken as well. English is widely spoken throughout Belgiu...
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The 20 funniest French expressions (and how to use them)
The French don’t tell you that “you’re grumpy”...they tell you that “you’re farting sideways” (Avoir un pet de travers).
Communities, regions and language areas of Belgium
Belgium is a federal state comprising three communities, three regions, and four language areas. For each of these subdivision types, the subdivisions together make up the entire country; in other wor...
Communities, regions and language areas of Belgium - Wikipedia
French Community of Belgium
In Belgium, the French Community (French: Communauté française, Dutch: Franse Gemeenschap), also controversially called the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (French: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxel...
French Community of Belgium - Wikipedia
German-speaking Community of Belgium
The German-speaking Community of Belgium (German: Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft Belgiens [ˈdɔʏ̯tʃˌʃpʁaːxɪɡə ɡəˈmaɪ̯nʃaft ˈbɛlɡi̯əns], DG; French: Communauté germanophone de Belgique; Dutch:...
German-speaking Community of Belgium - Wikipedia
Dutch language
Dutch ( Nederlands ) is a West Germanic language and the native language of most of the population of the Netherlands, and about sixty percent of the populations of Belgium and Suriname, the...
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Dutch phonology
Dutch has a similar phonology or pronunciation to other West Germanic languages.
The following is a table showing the consonant phonemes of Dutch.The final 'n' of the ending -en (originally /ən/, ...
Dutch phonology - Wikipedia
French language
French (le français [lə fʁɑ̃sɛ] or la langue française [la lɑ̃ɡ fʁɑ̃sɛz]) is a Romance language, belonging to the Indo-European family. It descended from the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire,...
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German language
German (Deutsch [ˈdɔʏtʃ]) is a West Germanic language. It derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. A number of words are derived from Latin and Gre...
German language - Wikipedia
Limburgish language
Limburgish, also called Limburgian or Limburgic (Limburgish: Lèmbörgs [ˈlembœrxs] Dutch: Limburgs [ˈlɪmbʏrxs], German: Limburgisch [ˈlɪmbʊʁɡɪʃ], French: Limbourgeois [lɛ̃buʁʒwa]), is a group of East L...
Limburgish language - Wikipedia
Low Franconian languages
Low Franconian, Low Frankish, sometimes equated with Istvaeonic, is a group of several West Germanic languages spoken in the Netherlands, northern Belgium (Flanders), in the northern department of Fra...
Low Franconian languages - Wikipedia
German phonology
The phonology of Standard German is the standard pronunciation or accent of the German language. It deals with current phonology and phonetics as well as with historical developments thereof as well ...
German phonology - Wikipedia
Sittard dialect
The Sittard dialect (Zittesj) is a Limburgish dialect spoken mainly in the Dutch city of Sittard. It is also spoken in Koningsbosch and in a small part of Germany (Selfkant), but quickly becoming exti...
Sittard dialect - Wikipedia
Low Frankish
Low Franconian, Low Frankish, sometimes equated with Istvaeonic, is a group of several West Germanic languages spoken in the Netherlands, northern Belgium (Flanders), in the northern department of Fra...
Low Frankish - Wikipedia
Standard German
Standard German (German: Standarddeutsch or Hochdeutsch) is the standard variety of the German language used in formal contexts, and for communication between different dialect areas.Regarding the...
Standard German - Wikipedia
French grammar
French grammar is the grammar of the French language, which in many respects is quite similar to that of the other Romance languages.French is a moderately inflected language. Nouns and most pronouns ...
Old Dutch
In linguistics, Old Dutch or Old Low Franconian denotes the Franconian (or Frankish) dialects spoken in the Low Countries during the Early Middle Ages from around the 5th to the 12th century. Old Dutc...
Old Dutch - Wikipedia
Minister-President of the French Community
The Minister-President of the French Community is the head of the Government of the French Community of Belgium.
Franconian languages
Franconian (German: Fränkisch; Dutch: Frankisch) is a number of West Germanic languages and dialects possibly derived from the languages and dialects originally spoken by the Franks from th...
Franconian languages - Wikipedia
Flemish Sign Language
Flemish Sign Language (Dutch: Vlaamse Gebarentaal; VGT) is the deaf sign language of Belgium, a country in Western Europe. It and French Belgian Sign Language are varieties of the same language. ...
Codex Mariendalensis
The Codex Mariendalenis is a manuscript on vellum containing the epic poem Yolanda vu Veianen or Yolanda of Vianden. It is believed to be the work of Brother Hermann von Veldenz who probably wrote th...
Frenchification of Brussels
The Francization of Brussels is the transformation of Brussels, Belgium, from a majority Dutch-speaking city to one that is bilingual or even multilingual, with French as both the majority language an...
Frenchification of Brussels - Wikipedia
Parliament of the French Community
The Parliament of the French Community (French: Parlement de la Communauté française or PCF) is the legislative assembly of the French Community of Belgium based in the Quartier Royal. It consists...
Southeast Limburgish dialect
Southeast Limburgish (Dutch: Zuidoost-Limburgs, Ripuarian: Süüdoß-Limburjesch), also referred to as Southern Meuse-Rhenish, is a subdivision of what recently has been named Meuse-Rhenish. Both terms d...
Southeast Limburgish dialect - Wikipedia
German grammar
German grammar is the grammar of the German language. Although some features of German grammar, such as the formation of some of the verb forms, resemble those of English, German grammar differs from ...
Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium
The Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium is celebrated on November 15 each year. It is a public holiday for the German-speaking Community of Belgium but it is not celebrated elsewhere in Be...
Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium - Wikipedia
Dutch Braille
Dutch Braille is the braille alphabet used for the Dutch language in the Netherlands. It is apparently not used in Flanders.
In the Netherlands, braille was introduced in 1890. In Belgium, braill...