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Archive for September, 2011

Kip, Paard, Koe – Chicken, Horse, Cow Posted by on Sep 24, 2011

The other day I was doing some work with Radio 538 playing in the background, when a song came on that I hadn’t heard before.  The melody was pretty catchy in one of those “stuck in your head for three hours” type of ways.  It didn’t help that there weren’t too many words in the…

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Dutch Numbers: Becoming a Number Pro Posted by on Sep 7, 2011

If you are relatively new to learning the Dutch language, then one of the first things you probably want to learn is how to count.  A good goal, especially as knowing the numbers really does open doors.  For example, you’ll be able to understand how much something costs when the salesperson tells you the amount…

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Driest Spring, Wettest Summer Posted by on Sep 2, 2011

It is a regular conversation point to talk about the weather and now it seems there is a very good reason to do so. According to the national weather service, the KNMI, this summer was the wettest summer in the Netherlands since 1906. If your summer BBQ was rained out, it was probably because of…

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