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Mama, we houden van jou! – Mother’s Day in the Netherlands Posted by on May 15, 2017

Yesterday was a great day for many mothers in the Netherlands – their children gave them presents and thanked them for being such awesome moeders (mothers). You might ask the question “maar waarom alleen op één dag van het jaar?” (but why only on one day of the year?), and that is a legitimate question. Not one to focus…

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5 Things You Need To Know When Visiting Family! Posted by on Jul 3, 2014

When you visit your family in the Netherlands, on a Familiedag (family day) for example, you will meet many people. They all want something from you, you want something from them… What do you need to know? 5 things below. 1. First of all, you need to know how to address them. Check out these…

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Meet My Family Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

Knowing how to talk about your family in Dutch is not only useful for answering questions when put on the spot but is also handy as a conversation starter.  Of course to do that, you need to know some family related words and key phrases.  Let me introduce you to my family, as a starting…

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Family Members Posted by on Jul 20, 2009

Father – vader Husband – man Grandfather – grootvader Grandfather – opa Mother – moeder Wife – vrouw Grandmother – grootmoeder Grandmother – oma Son – zoon Boy – jongen Daughter – dochter Girl – meisje Brother – broeder Brother – broer Sister – zuster Sister – zus Now with these words you can say…

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