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Archive for March, 2009

A new schoolsystem in Waterrijk Posted by on Mar 15, 2009

Someone made a comment about a new school system in the Netherlands… since I had never heard of it before, I looked it up on the internet and for those interested, here is the information about a new school in Waterrijk. Their child vision is the base of the new school system. Their beliefs are…

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diminutives Posted by on Mar 15, 2009

In the Netherlands everything is small! At least that’s what you might think when you hear us using so many diminutives. Even though most diminutives in Dutch end with –je, there are still different ways to ‘make a word smaller’. Some words get extra letters besides –je. Also, most diminutives are used for nouns. Many…

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Omdat and doordat, revisited Posted by on Mar 12, 2009

In response to a few comments and questions on my ‘Omdat and doordat’ post, I would like to shortly revisit the topic again. The reason why this topic seems so difficult, is because the topic itself is difficult, even for native Dutch people. That’s the reason why the word ‘omdat’ is also more and more…

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Peter R. de Vries, misdaadverslaggever Posted by on Mar 9, 2009

Already a celebrity in the Netherlands, because of his crime-reporting skills, a man became world famous for ‘solving’ the Natalee Holloway case. Of course, I’m now talking about Peter R. de Vries, misdaadverslaggever (the crime reporter). For some people, he seemed to appear on tv out of the blue… a wannabe celebrity taking undercover cases…

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