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Back to Basics: D and dt endings Posted by on Apr 6, 2016

NTR: SchoolTV recently released a very catchy song explaining the use of -d and -dt when conjugating verbs in Dutch. For the section Snapje? meaning Do you understand?, SchoolTV teamed up with the Dutch alternative rock band De Staat to create a catchy tune to help us all figure out when to use just a -d ending or…

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On Wednesday, The Dutch Have To Make A Big Decision Posted by on Apr 4, 2016

On April 6, 2016, it is happening. The referendum over de wet tot goedkeuring van de Associatieovereenkomst tussen de Europese Unie en Oekraïne (referendum about the law on approval of the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine). The referendum is raadgevend (consultative), so the kabinet (government) is not obliged to follow the uitslag (result). It came after the GeenPeil (NoPoll) campaign, organized by news…

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