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Archive for November, 2008

The Stairs of Equation Posted by on Nov 17, 2008

  I’m not sure if the title is a known concept in the English language. It’s a literal translation of:   De trappen der vergelijking = literal: The Stairs of Equation = Comparative and Superlative Adjectives.   Every Dutch adjective can take three forms to convey the amount of strength of the word.   We…

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Deze, die, dit, dat Posted by on Nov 10, 2008

As I was browsing – again- on the internet, I noticed a little problem some people have with the Dutch language. I’m talking about the pronouns dit/deze and die/dat. I think in English both pair of pronouns would be this/that. Of course, in Dutch we have common gender words and neuter gender words that’s why…

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Love and Marriage Posted by on Nov 5, 2008

I am a romantic at heart. When watching television; tv shows, movies, soap operas… my one guilty pleasure is swooning over romantic marriage proposals. From the carefully planned dinners with the ring in a piece of ice cream, to the spontaneous proposals in the spur of the moment, with nothing but a piece of string…

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Dutch Consonants Posted by on Nov 2, 2008

In Dutch we have about twenty consonants. These consonants are categorized by way of articulation in five different ‘sound’ groups. I’m not sure if there are official English translation for each of the sound groups, so I’ll just give you the Dutch term and I’ll try to describe the sounds as best as I can.…

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