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Archive for June, 2013

The Best of Transparent Dutch: Grammar Posted by on Jun 29, 2013

Dutch grammar can be difficult to master, but over the years, the Transparent Language Dutch blog has collected a number of excellent posts that make the task of learning Dutch grammar not only a snap, but a heck of a lot of fun too. Here’s a master list of our top grammar posts that’ll have…

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Trees heeft een Candadees Posted by on Jun 19, 2013

The Netherlands was liberated in 1945. As you can imagine, after years of oppression, there was much dancing and partying and celebration. And it’s in these sorts of circumstances that boys meet girls. Young, foreign men in uniform swept Dutch girls off their feet and, often, back to Canada, America, or wherever else with them…

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Why English speakers have a one-up when learning Dutch… and it’s not what you think Posted by on Jun 17, 2013

English speakers have an easier time learning Dutch because they’re both Germanic languages, blah, blah, blah. But that’s not the only reason native English speakers have an advantage when it comes to learning Dutch. So what’s the other thing that gives English speakers the upper hand? A surprising amount of modern Dutch comes directly from…

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I’m just making a goat and other stupid mistakes I’ve made in Dutch Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

Every Monday morning, my husband gathers with his colleagues for their weekly office meeting. And every Monday morning, just before the meeting officially begins, they have what I like to call the “Stupid things Tiffany said this week” briefing. This is when my husband lists all the notable flub-ups I’ve made in Dutch since the…

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