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Archive for July, 2013

These Dutch Text Abbreviations Will Have You ROTFLOL Posted by on Jul 26, 2013

Ours is an age of abbreviations. No matter what we’re doing, we want the short cut. And one of the first places that was reflected was in our communication with one another. Can you imagine a time before LOL and BRB and L8TR and CU? It’s difficult isn’t it? If you’re anything like me, you…

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Think Learning Dutch is Hard? It Could Be Worse. You Could Be Learning English! Posted by on Jul 25, 2013

Have you seen the graphic making the rounds on Facebook? The one about all the reasons why English is hard to learn? It includes things like “the soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert” and “after a number of injections my jaw got number.” Pretty mind blowing, huh? Lots of Dutch language learners…

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It’s Not Easy For the Dutch Either Posted by on Jul 24, 2013

One of the biggest hang-ups for language learners is the fear of making a mistake and looking stupid. The fact is, you will make a mistake and you will look stupid. That’s a guarantee. It comes with the territory, simple as that. If you clam up to avoid making a mistake, you’re sabotaging your efforts.…

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The Top 5 Facebook Pages You Should Like if You Really Wanna Learn Dutch Posted by on Jul 3, 2013

Since my Top 4 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following if You Really Wanna Learn Dutch post went live, many of you have been saying “Yeah, but what if I’m not on Twitter? What then?” Well, awesome thing number one is that Facebook also has a wealth of pages created specifically with the Dutch language learner…

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