While we were opening the package for Nikolaj, I noticed that most of the presents he got had this cute character bunny on them.
“Who is Nijntje?” I asked pronouncing it as neyn-che out loud.
“Nijntje (nayn-cha).” My husband corrected me again.
So, I said it wrong. Really wrong. Sigh. I am never ever gonna learn how to pronounce proper Dutch words. 😒
“It is a very famous rabbit known worldwide.” He added.
I really don’t have any idea who Neynche or Nayncha was. 😆 Actually, I never heard of it. I read that it is called Miffy in English. Nope. Still never heard of it. According to my Dutch husband, Nijntje is a popular character made by a Dutch artist, Dick Bruna. (Yup, I researched that!) Children in The Netherlands grew up knowing Nijntje and it has become part of the Dutch culture.
Though we are not in The Netherlands, at least Nikolaj will be familiar with the things that his Dad grew up with.
It’s nice to meet you, Nijntje! 🐰
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