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5W Questions Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

Asking a question is an important part of communicating. Questions are the means to how we get more information and help us understand our surroundings. This is why learning how to phrase questions in our target language is very important. We can ask for directions, for clarification, for explanation and for reasons. In the U.S…

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Shopping and Not Understanding Posted by on Jun 23, 2014

Speaking in your target language is the best way to practice. One of the suggestions from the integration material I’ve received from the Dutch government has been to go out and interact with people at stores. I agree that it is a great way to practice, but one of the challenges of the Dutch language…

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The “ui” Conundrum Posted by on Jun 10, 2014

The first time I came to the Netherlands, I was ready to get to know my future country and even more excited to learn Dutch. My significant other picked me up at the airport, and we began our drive to our “home” for the two coming weeks. On the highway, I spotted the first Dutch…

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Welkom (to me)! Posted by on Jun 5, 2014

Hello fellow readers and language learners! My name is Karoly and I am happy to be contributing to this blog! In case you are wondering from my name, I am not Dutch by birth, but I am by love. I recently moved to the Netherlands to live with Riccardo, the man I love, and Mona…

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Time to Say Vaarwel Posted by on Jun 1, 2014

Well, dear blog readers, here we are… my last blog post for Transparent Language. My family and I are relocating to the United States and with the upcoming move and the uncertainty of the future, a further commitment to the blog just isn’t doable. Sharing this Dutch language journey with you here has been an…

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Nederlands Leren on a Budget Posted by on Feb 23, 2014

I got an email today from a brand-spanking new expat in Gelderland. She’s been in the Netherlands about two months. She’s a bit isolated, no job prospects as of yet, few people to pal around with, and zilch in the way of funds to put towards her Dutch language education. She wanted to know what…

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The Top 5 Facebook Pages You Should Like if You Really Wanna Learn Dutch Posted by on Jul 3, 2013

Since my Top 4 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following if You Really Wanna Learn Dutch post went live, many of you have been saying “Yeah, but what if I’m not on Twitter? What then?” Well, awesome thing number one is that Facebook also has a wealth of pages created specifically with the Dutch language learner…

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