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This Is How Dutch Letters Sound Posted by on Dec 9, 2019

The alfabet (alphabet) of a language is essential when you’re learning it. When you try to make yourself understood, but you mispronounce a word, it is helpful to be able to spell the word out – and knowing what the alphabet looks and sounds like is quite helpful! So here is a list of all…

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Spreekwoorden en Uitdrukkingen (Sayings and Expressions) 13 – Sinterklaas! Posted by on Dec 5, 2019

It’s December. A month full of long hours at work to meet that early end-of-the-month deadline, sitting in traffic on the way home in the dark, and trying to stay warm despite blazing up the fireplace. But it is also a month of coming together with friends and family, reminiscing the year past and looking…

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The New Family of Dutch Grocer Albert Heijn Posted by on Dec 4, 2019

Albert Heijn recently released its latest round of commercials or reclames depicting store manager Ilse juggling her personal life and work. While it is refreshing that Albert Heijn chose a female store manager to follow their previous “character” Henk van Dalen, this new round of commercials has stirred some controversy. Ilse van de Albert Heijn…

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Dutch Word of the Month November: Comakijken Posted by on Nov 25, 2019

It’s  November! Usually not a very exciting month. It’s the beginning of ever colder and ever darker days. Though in this dire month, something might just keep people’s hopes up: Apple TV+ and Disney+ launched, and on the other side of the pond only in the Netherlands so far! This leads to our word of…

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Recipe: The Oldest Dish in the Netherlands Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

I have lived in the southern-most region of the Netherlands for 6 years now, and I must say that there is one thing I absolutely love about it: zuurvlees! Zuurvlees literally translates to “sour beef,” but it isn’t as bad as the translation would have you believe. In this post, I will tell you a bit of…

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The Dutch Nitrogen Crisis: Explained Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

It was only in 2012 when the Dutch overheid (government) passed a wet (law) to allow 130 km/h (80 mph) on snelwegen (highways), up from 120 km/h (75 mph). And now, in a matter of days, a besluit (decision) was made to limit it to 100 km/h (62 mph) again, starting on January 1. A nieuwjaarsresolutie (New Year’s resolution), so to…

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How The Word Dutching Changes The Game Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

Dutching. If you gamble, you have heard of this term, perhaps. What does it mean, and where does it come from? How are the Dutch involved this time? Let’s find out! For other terms in this series of “Dutch” words, check this link. Splitting your inzet Dutching is a term in gokken (gambling) that refers to splitting…

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