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LearnFrisian Q & A
Do I need an account?
No, you don’t need one, but it’s recommended when you want to save your progress.
What about the leaderboards?
You need an account in order to participate in the leaderboard (De Wrâld League), because your awarded points will be displayed in the leaderboard. The number one will sit on the throne as you can see on the leaderboard page.
Is LearnFrisian for free?
Yes, all the LearnFrisian programs are free to use and it will stay like that. We are not here to make money.
Do you need internet to use LearnFrisian?
Yes, unfortunately you do, perhaps this will change in the future.
Is there an LearnFrisian app or a mobile version?
Unfortunately there is no LearnFrisian app (yet), but we’ll work on it. You can use LearnFrisian on your mobile phone, but that’s unfortunately not that good as your computer screen.
Is Frisian easy to learn?
Yes, comparing to other languages, it doesn’t have a lot of grammar. Only the spoken part can be tricky.
Can English speakers understand Frisian? This question is difficult to answer, but let’s say that native speakers could understand some words here and there. Reading would probaly be easier than hearing. Old-Frisian would even be easier.
Were Frisians vikings?
Yes, they were.
Is Frisian Dutch?
We understand the confusion, but Frisian is not Dutch at all. Unfortunately it has a lot of Dutch influences, but fact is that Frisian is way older than Dutch. If one of those two would be a dialect, Dutch would be the dialect of Frisian.
How old is Frisian?
That’s hard to track down, but one thing for sure, it is before Christ (BC)
Which Frisian language is closest to English?
Of course that would be Old-Frisian, but that’s kinda dead, so I suggest we should talk about a spoken version. As far we know it would be the (west) Frisian taught here on this website. Sater Frisian is also a good candidate.
How many speakers does the Frisian language has?
(West) Frisian: Around 400.000 Sater Frisian: Around 1.000