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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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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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