Are there other Americans on the forum that have learned the Dutch language? Although everyone that we have ever come across on the island knows English (with the exception of the asians that run some of the smaller grocery and convenience stores ) I've also been in the presence of a lot of locals that are communicating in Dutch and I obviously can't understand.
Is it a hard language to learn? If I learned some German (as I have a lot of German friends) is it similar enough that I could understand or does it make more sense to try to pick up Dutch, or even some Papiamento instead? Any good resources that one can recommend to pick up some tips on the language? Being that the plan is to begin staying on the island extended periods of time I'm sure it would be helpful to learn. Thanks.