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I’m just making a goat and other stupid mistakes I’ve made in Dutch Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

Every Monday morning, my husband gathers with his colleagues for their weekly office meeting. And every Monday morning, just before the meeting officially begins, they have what I like to call the “Stupid things Tiffany said this week” briefing. This is when my husband lists all the notable flub-ups I’ve made in Dutch since the…

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Be normal! and other reasons why the Dutch are plain as appeltaart Posted by on May 22, 2013

The Dutch are all about blending in. Funny since, as some of the world’s tallest people, they tend to stick out like sore thumbs when they travel outside the Netherlands. The goal is to downplay achievements and possessions so as not to appear “better” than anyone else. For all that they love to leave their…

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The Top 4 Twitter Accounts You Should be Following if You Really Wanna Learn Dutch Posted by on Apr 3, 2013

So, you really want to learn Dutch, huh? If you just found yourself nodding enthusiastically or blurting out “Why yes, yes I do!” then you’ve probably adopted one or more of several excellent practices for learning Dutch, like… taking a Dutch language class watching Dutch films and television reading Dutch books, magazines, and newspapers meeting…

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10 Tips for Learning Dutch Posted by on Dec 27, 2012

New Year 2013

It is almost the start of a new year and for many people, learning a foreign language (or improving the one they are working on) will feature somewhere on the New Year’s resolution list. If that foreign language is Dutch, here are ten mini-tips about the language to get you started. 1. Dutch nouns have…

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Dutch Immersion Day Posted by on May 23, 2012

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On the Transaparent Language blogs we have been talking about language immersion days – a dedicated way of helping you with your goal to learn Dutch by spending the whole day using and doing things in Dutch. What might a Dutch Language Immersion Day look like for you? Here are some ideas: Read the news…

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Happy New Year and Learning Dutch Resolutions Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

It was a bit odd realising that today’s post would be my last post in 2011 for the Transparent Language Dutch blog.  The year has really gone by very snel (fast).  Today I wanted to tell you about some of the things that happen in the Netherlands for the New Year’s celebration and hear about…

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