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"Language" Brussels Favorite Tip by ZiOOlek

Brussels General: 440 reviews and 549 photos


Favorite thing: Brussels has two official languages: French and Flemish. All street names are bilingual. However, the region is largely (about 90%) French-speaking, a trend increasing as the grip of the EU tightens. Commuters increase the percentage of Flemish speakers during the day, but in the evening, the city settles down to speak French.

English is increasingly becoming the accepted language for business, not only because of multinationals or the presence of ex-pats, but simply because it is a neutral language. Some signposts even appear in Latin.

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  • Written Mar 29, 2006
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