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Dutch words for public transport Posted by on May 28, 2010

In Holland public transport is key if you want to get around. People travel a lot by train and bus, and if you want to avoid traffic jams it is often the best way to travel. But what do we Dutchies call all those types of transportation? Hereby a vocabulary list to help you get…

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Dutch conversation in a restaurant Posted by on May 26, 2010

Pointing on things on a menu is one way to order your food and drinks, but being able to have a normal conversation with the waiter or receptionist feels less awkward. Hereby some sentences that help you prevent such embarrassment. Hello. I would like to make a reservation for two at seven o clock tonight …

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Dutch Ordinal Numbers Posted by on May 25, 2010

Along with knowing the basic numbers, there are also numbers for sequences.  These are called ordinal numbers, meaning that they give an order to things.  Have a look at the list below, and look carefully.  There actually is a sort of order to these things, and it has to do with the ending of the…

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The Dutch and Houseboats Posted by on May 20, 2010

Holland wouldn’t be Holland if it didn’t had such a close relationship with water. See the dikes, the canals, the rain… It’s not a surprise the Dutch decided to build their homes on water as well, with Amsterdam as the main spot.  So what’s the deal exactly with those house boats, or as we call…

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How to Write a Dutch Cover Letter Posted by on May 19, 2010

In my previous posts I gave you vocabulary for writing a CV, and information on how to write a Dutch CV.  The last step you need to know is how to write a cover letter.  The cover letter is possibly even more important than the CV itself, so take your time and think through what…

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How to write a Dutch Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume Posted by on May 18, 2010

In the last post, I gave you some vocabulary to get you started with on your Dutch CV and cover letter.  I’ll be using a lot of that vocabulary in the example CV below, so if you missed it, take a moment to review it. A Dutch curriculum vitae is a lot like the culture…

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Dutch Vocabulary for a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter Posted by on May 17, 2010

In the next few posts, I’m going to cover how to write a curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter for when you finally apply for a Dutch speaking job.  But before we get there, I will be using some vocabulary you will want to get acquainted with first.  So have a look at the…

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