To me dutch sounds like I should be able to understand it fully but I cannot so it’s very confusing when I hear it😂!
It’s very confusing because I live in the german speaking part of Switzerland and besides of German we speak Swiss German and when it comes to the pronunciation, we have a lot of similarities with Dutch.
I remember when I was in Amsterdam people kept staring at us because they probably felt like they should be able to understand what we were talking but they couldn’t And we felt the same towards dutch. I understand quite a lot when I read it but not as much when I hear someone speak it.
I wonder how Swiss German sound to other people though
My native language is portuguese (I’m originally from Mozambique) and since I don’t have the brazilian or portuguese accent, I think my portuguese sounds like a mess to other people, even when I change my way of pronouncing. I sound very different when I talk to my relatives and to non relatives. Some people sometimes think I‘m speaking a mix of french but I’m actually not my portuguese just doesn‘t sound cute lmfao