[March, 2011] Dutch people are famous for their height.
I used to have a Dutch pen friend and he was more than 190 cm and his female cousin was 210cm.
They are all big in frame, both height and width, but not so fat.
Dutch people are also very good at speaking English.
One time I asked why to Dutch people I met in Bali long time ago, and they said ‘Because nobody else speaks Dutch language’.
Well Japanese is the same, but….
This time, I felt that the sound of Dutch language is not too different from English.
The reason is that once upon a time, when the Netherlands’ main industry was fishing, fishermen spoke English with a fish bone stuck in their throats, and that became the standard Dutch.
A truth of a lie ?