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The Top Dutch Posts of 2017 Posted by on Dec 27, 2017

2017 has been a great year for learning Dutch! The blog posts from this year covered a diverse range of topics some of which sparked great conversations! The most popular posts for this year are the following: Pronouncing the R in Dutch Pronouncing the R when speaking Dutch is a challenge. On this post, Jake…

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Trema’s: ë, ï, ü, ö, ä Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Dutch is a pretty straightforward language when it comes to letters available. There’s just the simple 26, no special letters such as å or æ. Easy from A to Z! But… There are instances where a trema (diaeresis, the famous Umlaut in German) appears in Dutch. Where and why, though? eu, oe, ui, au, ou First, there are the tweeklanken that you should know…

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Curious Words In Dutch 2: Voorkomen Posted by on Dec 11, 2017

There are many strange words in a language. Words that are just not used much, words that are pronounced in a weird way… Just words that have something curious about them! And those are the ones we look at in this series. Today, we look at voorkomen. Previous posts in this series: Curious Words in Dutch…

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Chocoladeletters – Letters of Chocolate for Sinterklaas! Posted by on Dec 5, 2017

‘T heerlijk avondje is gekomen (The wonderful evening has come)! It is December 5, the day on which Sinterklaas and his helpers, the Pieten distribute the presents they wrapped for all the Dutch. But there is more than just gifts: A lot of snoepgoed (sweets)! Today, we will look at a particular one: Chocoladeletters (Chocolate letters). Bread Letters Nowadays, these yummy…

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