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Written on Oct, 28, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
future

‘Het Futurum’  is used to talk about future events and situations. In dutch there are three different structure to talk about the future. a) Het Presens (the Present Tense) is used to talk about the future when referring to a future arrangement, Appointment or Schedule. Example – Tim: Morgen heb ik een drukke dag voor de boeg! Maik: O ja? …

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Written on Oct, 16, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
articles

It looks pretty logical at the beginning. You’ll quickly notice from the below example that “een” is the correct Dutch translation of “a” and “an”. But what’s the correct translation of “the”? You see two different Dutch word for “the”, you see “de” and “het”, but which one is the right one? Answer is, Yes they both are right so …

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Written on Oct, 10, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
time

Telling time in Dutch can be very confusing, It took a bit of practice to get there. I’ll try to keep this as simple as possible and hope that it helps. Ik ga om 8 uur naar de bioscoop. –  I am going to the movies at 8 o’clock. om= at Ga jij om 11 uur naar de huisarts? – Are …

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Written on Oct, 09, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
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The verb `werken'(to work) can serve as a model for a group of so-called weak verbs which are all conjugated the same way and form the various tenses on the same principles. These verbs are called `weak’ because the stem of the verb, in this case `werk’, never changes. Words that have a k, f, s, ch, or p before …

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Written on Oct, 06, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
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Those of you who have already struggled with the Dutch word order probably know that the basic order of a Dutch main clause is as follows: subject | finite verb | time | manner | place | other verbs For example: subject finite verb time manner place other verb(s) Ik heb vanmorgen met tegenzin in de sportschool getraind met tegenzin = …

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Written on Oct, 06, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
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Jackie is op bezoek bij haar ouders. Jackie visits her parents. Jackie: “Hallo mama! Hoe gaat het?” Jackie: Hi Mom! How are you? Jackie’s moeder: “Met mij gaat het goed. Alleen wat rugpijn.” Jackie’s mother: I’m OK. Apart from the back pains. Jackie: “Hoe gaat het met papa? Geniet hij van zijn pensioen?” Jackie: How is Dad? Enjoying his retirement? …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
food

Going to a resturant and want to order your food in Dutch, here are few sentences that might be handy 1. Ik houd van bessen, speciaal van aardbeien. – I love berries, especially strawberries. 2. Ik heb momenteel niet veel honger. – I’m not very hungry at the moment. 3. Ik houd van Indiaas eten. – I like Indian food. …

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Written on Oct, 03, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
alphabet

The Dutch alphabet is the same as the English Alphabet (26 letters). Letter           Pronunciation                    A ah B bay C say D day E ay F ef G khay H hah I ie J yay K kah L el M em N en O oh P pay Q kuuh …

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Written on Oct, 01, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
spices

spices specerijen ginger gember cinnamon kaneel pepper peper coriander koriander basil basilicum turmeric kurkuma, koenijt mustard mosterd clove kruidnagel garlic knoflook cumin komijn mint munt sage salie rosemary rozemarijn mustard mosterd

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Written on Sep, 19, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
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1. Note that most of them have vowel changes, both in past tense and past participle. In that case: there is practically never -t(e)(n) or-d(e)(n) at the end,the past participle practically always ends on-en. 2. The list is far from complete. Listed the most current ones and skipped derived forms that go the same way. For exemple – kopen, trekken andstaan, …

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