Amsterdam calling - yes, the Netherlands. Heavily opressed by the Germans in WWII. Terror. Fear. The Works.
Do we hate Germans ? Sometimes. Whenever we have to play them in soccer. And although I’m sure there are enough ignorant Dutchies who will disagree, we (in general) have nothing against Germans per se. Sure, war criminals (if still alive) must be proscecuted with all possible means. The rest of the Germans are guilt-free and welcome in my country, my home and my heart if they prove worthy - just like anyone else. Hell, am I to be held responsible because my Dutch ancestors (actually, I’m 1/16th German, but that’s another story that dates back to WAY before WWII - it involves Napoleon) shipped Africans to the New World to enslave them ?
I think not.
As for people judging you because you want to learn German: never listen to ignorant twats whose IQ’s are less than room temperature (choose fahrenheit or celcius here, I don’t care ).
The German language is a beautiful one, and I enjoy to speak it very much - actually I’m quite good at it too. But, as a Dutchman, German is a pretty easy language to get started on.
Viel Erfolg, mein Freund. Vielleicht in ein paar Wochen koennen wir zusammen Deutsch reden.
“Better the pride that resides
in a Citizen of the World,
Then the pride that divides,
when a colourful rag is unfurled.”
Gotta love Neil Peart !
“You know how complex women are”