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...
Languages of Belgium - Wikipedia
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...
Dutch language - Wikipedia
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,...
French language - Wikipedia
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
Wallonia
Wallonia (French: Wallonie [wa.lɔ.ni], German: Wallonie(n), Dutch: Wallonië [ʋaːˈloːni.ə], Walloon: Walonreye [walɔ̃ʀɛjɜ]; Luxembourgish: Wallounesch) is the predominantly French-speak...
Wallonia - 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 ...
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
Plautdietsch
Plautdietsch, or Mennonite Low German, was originally a Low Prussian variety of East Low German, with Dutch influence, that developed in the 16th and 17th centuries in the Vistula delta area of Royal ...
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. ...
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
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...
Pella Dutch dialect
Pella Dutch is a dialect of the Dutch language spoken in Pella, Iowa. It is derived from South Guelderish, a dialect spoken in the Netherlands.
Pella Dutch dialect - Wikipedia
Pennsylvania German
The Pennsylvania Dutch (Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch) are a cultural group formed by early German-speaking immigrants to Pennsylvania and their descendants. This early wave of settlers, which would eventua...
Pennsylvania German - Wikipedia
French language in Canada
French is the mother tongue of about 7.3 million Canadians (22 % of the Canadian population, second to English at 58.4%) according to Census Canada 2011. Most native French speakers in Canada liv...
French language in Canada - Wikipedia
Low Dietsch dialects
Low Dietsch (Dutch: Platdiets, Limburgish: Platduutsj, French: francique rhéno-mosan or platdutch) refers to a handful of transitional Limburgish–Ripuarian dialects spoken in a number of t...
Low Dietsch dialects - Wikipedia