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3 Important Dutch Words On The Coronavirus Posted by on Oct 26, 2020

The coronavirus needs no introduction. If you really want one, we did write one before. But we haven’t really discussed the kinds of terms the Dutch use around the Coronavirus. Currently faced by one of the worst upturns in infections of Europe, the Dutch have come up with terms to deal with the dreadful situation. From Coronawaanzin to…

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Practice Dutch with these Tongue Twisters Posted by on Jun 24, 2020

When you learn a new language, sometimes you have to teach your mouth and tongue to move in new ways to get the right pronunciation. Tongue twisters or tongbrekers are a fun way to practice and in this post, I want to share a few. Knap de kapper The first tongbreker is about a kapper or hairdresser named Knap…

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Telling Time in Dutch: A Refresher Posted by on May 18, 2020

Let’s take a look at how to tell time in Dutch, and some useful sentences and information around the time in the Netherlands. Always useful to be able to figure out the time, especially if you don’t have a watch or phone on you! Here’s some tips, things to look out for, and how it…

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Valentijnsdag: Love The Dutch Way Posted by on Feb 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day – a day for love… Also in the Netherlands. But how did we get here? And how do we celebrate it? Let’s explore! Valentijnsdag in the Netherlands While it’s known that Valentijnsdag (Valentine’s Day) is named after some Sint Valentijn (Saint Valentine), it’s not really clear which one. There are different stories about the man who was…

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Mother’s cookie, children’s heads and other silly words in Dutch Posted by on Aug 28, 2019

Those who speak Dutch have a funny habit of stacking words together, creating very long and sometimes confusing for learners. These be as simple as kortingkaart (discount card), hondenbelasting (dog tax), and verkeersboete (traffic fine). Unfortunately, there are other words that might seem are part of these compounding nouns and make you wonder what the heck could they…

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August: A Stressful Month For Students In The Netherlands Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

It’s August. A month of sun and relaxation. It is a real komkommertijd. But for starting college studenten (students), it is quite a hectic time. They are often moving away from home, to another stad (city), since the next academic year is starting on September 1. De aankomende studenten gaan op kamers! Op kamers gaan Op…

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Car Parts and Other Car Jargon in Dutch Posted by on May 15, 2019

Just when I think I have a good grasp of Dutch, a new situation comes to show me that there is still more to learn. I recently took my car for the bi-annual change of winter and summer tires and was faced with new vocabulary. Below is a list of some useful words and phrases…

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