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Archive for April, 2010

Learn Dutch: A conversation with the cashier Posted by on Apr 15, 2010

A lot of things in our world get replaced by machines. When you go to the cinema, buy tickets online or in some countries even when you go to a supermarket, you don’t have to talk to anyone. You just click and type in what you want. But since the cashier is (for now) not…

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Learn Dutch: Using Television and Radio as a Resource Posted by on Apr 14, 2010

In my last blog I gave you a list of places to watch Dutch television and listen to Dutch radio.  But what should you be doing with those resources?  Well, what you do depends significantly on your own level.  In this post I’m going to give you a few tips and pointers for using Dutch…

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Learn Dutch : Dutch Television and Radio Resources Posted by on Apr 12, 2010

In my last post I introduced you to all the major Dutch newspapers to help with your reading comprehension.  In this post I will provide you with plenty of resources to help with your listening skills.  Listening skills are important for two reasons.  The first is obvious: you need to know what people are saying…

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Colors in Dutch Posted by on Apr 8, 2010

Imagine meeting a really attractive Dutch woman or man. You date, you have fun and then you want to buy them flowers. You are standing in front of the flower lady and are desperately pointing at the flowers you want in your bouquet. You don’t want to end up making it a whole adventure with…

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How to Use Newspapers to Help You Learn Dutch Posted by on Apr 6, 2010

Now that you have all these newspaper resources from my last blog, you might be wondering how to start using this information.  There are many ways to use newspapers to further enhance your learning, but here are a few things I’ve done that helped me along the way: For Beginners If you’re a beginner, start…

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Learn Dutch : Popular Dutch Newspapers Posted by on Apr 5, 2010

I find myself saying this a lot on this blog: you must, Must MUST get access to actual spoken and written Dutch if you want to take your Dutch language skills to the next level.  I can’t emphasize this enough.  I know that a lot of you might find this hard, especially if you live…

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Dutch Numbers 1-100 Posted by on Apr 2, 2010

One of the most basic skills you will need to learn is how to count. Take a look at the Dutch numbers, and see if you notice anything different from English… 0 nul 1 een 2 twee 3 drie 4 vier 5 vijf 6 zes 7 zeven 8 acht 9 negen 10 tien 11 elf…

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