Re: What's wrong with Dutch?
If I want to learn French or whatever language, it's not to read newspapers or literature in the original language. I know some French just because I studied it a school, and the same applies to Spanish and English.
Originally Posted by Eric
It would be great learning new languages, but I haven't got the time. Also because before reaching a certain level of proficiency that allows you to read novels or poetry in a language you'll have to study hard for a lot of time, unless you happen to spend months in the country where that language is spoken.
Anyway, why shouldn't they study Italian, Portuguese or Icelandic as well?
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.