Hi, so for starters, I love both your blogs; they're pretty fantastic. Secondly, I recently became enamored with Dutch after having a layover in Amsterdam and sitting next to a Dutch lady for 10 hours, and I was wondering, since it appears you've self taught yourself Dutch, what are some excellent resources for pursuing the language? Free ones would be great, but I'm also not afraid to shill out a little coin for something that's pretty effective.
Thank you! I feel so appreciated! As for your question, I never know how to answer this. I have a degree in German and since Dutch is so similar, I just picked up some Dutch books and read them. I also just started watching Dutch tv. I slowly learned the differences between the languages (still learning btw). I currently live in Holland and soon expect to take Dutch courses. I speak a little Dutch everyday in my daily interactions so all I can say is the little things build up. It is not about one big book all the time, but persistence with small things.