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Archive for August, 2010

Dutch Music: Onderweg, door Abel Posted by on Aug 13, 2010

This song was a big hit a few years ago, and you can see that with more than 2,000,000 hits on YouTube. It’s really very pretty to listen to, a bit sad, and the singer enunciates clearly (always helpful).  Below you will find the video and lyrics.  As always, try to sing along and pronounce…

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Sesame Street in Dutch: Sesamstraat Posted by on Aug 11, 2010

As a kid I was absolutely in love with Bert and Ernie.  They were my favorite characters from Sesame Street.  So what a pleasure it was to find out that Bert and Ernie spoke Dutch too!  And as it turns out, watching Sesame Street in Dutch is actually a great way to begin learning Dutch. …

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De Fabeltjeskrant Posted by on Aug 10, 2010

Take a bunch of puppets in the shape of forest animals, let them talk, film them, bring the show out on TV and there is De Fabeltjeskrant. Okay, it took a little bit more than that, so let’s take a look back at the history of this popular children’s TV show, which was really for…

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Kikker Posted by on Aug 9, 2010

A fun way to start learning the language is by beginning simple with children’s books.  The benefit of this is that you will start to see simple language structure in use and basic but vital vocabulary.  And it’s fun! A series of books I really like are the Kikker books by Max Velthuijs.  Kikker is…

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Dutch Music: Groot Hart, door De Dijk Posted by on Aug 6, 2010

Dokter kunt u even komen, breng uw beste medicijn ik heb er nu al jaren last van. ook al doet het niet echt pijn maar ik val voor alle vrouwen alle vrouwen op dit bal dat is veel te veel om van te houden dokter, ik heb een spoedgeval Ik heb een groot hart mijn…

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Why learn Dutch? Posted by on Aug 5, 2010

I am the first one to admit that you almost have to find Holland with a binoculair on the map. But this doesn’t mean our little country and our language doesn’t matter. For everyone who has no idea why people would want to learn the Dutch language, let me give you some reasons. It looks…

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Learn Dutch with Native Dutch Speakers Posted by on Aug 4, 2010

It can be very hard to find native Dutch speakers to practice Dutch with if you don’t live in a Dutch speaking country.  Luckily for us in this modern age we have the internet.  There are even a few websites dedicated to pairing up people for language exchanges that some of our Facebook readers posted…

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