Only a few hundred years ago, the only people to live in New York, were Native Americans - the Algonquian Indians. They lived in a forest on an island
which they called Mannahatta Then Giovanni da Verazano, an Italian explorer, discovered New York harbour in 1524 and in 1609 an Englishman, Henry Hudson, found the Hudson River. But it was the Dutchman called came to live in New York in 1624. In 1624 a Dutchman called Peter Minuit bought Mannahatta island from the Algonquian Indians for $24 - today the island is called Manhattan. The Dutch name fot their town ang changed the name to New York after the English town of York.
But people continued to speak Dutch in parts of New York well into the nineteenth century. Many words in American English came from the Dutch who lived in New York. These include: boss, Yankee, cookie (=nonsense). They question How come? (meaning Why?) also comes from a Dutch word, hoekom. The but the vocabulary is often trousers, but in British English pants are what you wear under trousers.
Proszę o przetłumaczenie. :) Dzięki z góry.