Dutch loanwords in English

By Rodric Leerling

18 July, 2023

Dutch historic winter
Dutch is a Germanic language and the native language of The Netherlands. It is also spoken in several other countries, most notably South Africa (Afrikaans), Suriname, Belgium (Flemish) and some Caribbean islands such as Aruba and Bonaire. Today, there are...

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Dutch loanwords in French

Dutch loanwords in French
After a little linguistic trip to Indonesia, let’s go back to one of our European neighbours: France! Did you know the two countries actually share a border in the Caribbean? This time, Euro-Com International former intern (Matilda Gascon Delqueux)...

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Brands, language and culture

By Alicia Gonzalez

22 February, 2016

Branding and translation
You have probably read a lot about blunders from big brands entering new markets, such as Coca-Cola in China or Ikea's catalogue in Thailand. This is a common error among companies due to lack of knowledge of the language and culture of their target...

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