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The Top Dutch Posts of 2017 Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Dutch Language

2017 has been a great year for learning Dutch! The blog posts from this year covered a diverse range of topics some of which sparked great conversations! The most popular posts for this year are the following:

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Pronouncing the R in Dutch

Pronouncing the R when speaking Dutch is a challenge. On this post, Jake gives us a crash course of the four most basic and widespread pronunciations of the Dutch r.

Dutch Children’s Books for Bookwormish Beginners

Reading can be a great way to improve your Dutch and this post has some great suggestions of children’s books in Dutch.

Interviewing in Dutch

When you are looking for a job, it is important to be prepared for the interview. In this post, you will find very useful tips for job interviews with a good list of questions and related vocabulary.

Controversial Insults in Dutch

Learning insults in a foreign language is always fun! On this post, you will find a short list of controversial insults in Dutch so that no one catches you off guard.

6 Things to Know About Having Babies in the Netherlands

Having babies in the Netherlands can be quite different from your home country. This post covers 6 important aspects of having babies in the Netherlands including home births and midwives.

What Happens with Burn Out in the Netherlands

Burn out and the way it is dealt with in the Netherlands can be a bit controversial. This post covers some basic information about what happens if you feel you are overwhelmed and need to take some time off.

Ordering Drinks in Dutch

Whether you live in the Netherlands or are just visiting, ordering drinks is a basic necessity! In this post, you will find useful information about the types of drinks and how to order these.

Ordering Food in Dutch

Just like ordering drinks, being able to communicate your food choice to a waiter is very important. From the basic ingredients you might come across to food allergies and tips, this blog post will prepare you for your next Dutch lunch date!

5 Words and Phrases for your Everyday Dutch

There are a few words and expressions that can help you sound more local or native. This blog post covers 5 common words and phrases that you can easily add to your vocabulary to sound more native and make your conversation flow better.

Fun Ways to Learn New Vocabulary

Learning new vocabulary can be a daunting task. This post covers some fun and useful ways to learn new words and phrases so that you can start talking Dutch in no time.

On behalf of the Transparent Language Dutch blog team, I would like to thank you for continuing to read the posts and create a meaningful dialogue! We look forward to continuing this in 2018!

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About the Author: Karoly Molina

Since I was a little girl, I was fascinated with languages and writing. I speak English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and a little bit of French. I am a writer, reader, language teacher, traveler, and a food lover! I now live in The Netherlands with my husband Riccardo, our cat Mona, and our dog Lisa, and the experience has been phenomenal. The Dutch culture is an exciting sometimes topsy-turvy world that I am happily exploring!