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25 Dutch sentences to help you speaking

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Dutch sentences to help you speak

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Dutch sentences for learning the language.

 

How to start speaking Dutch?

Do you feel helpless? You really don’t need to. Don’t think you need a good Dutch course first or at least study at home before you can say a word. When you are as lazy as I am you don’t study at home and you’ll keep postponing, something that makes you feel bad about yourself. And this is what you don’t want to feel, so you’ll ‘stick your […]

The Dutch word ‘druk’

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The Dutch word druk. How to say: I’m busy in Dutch? Here a video about one tough frequent mistake English leaners make when speaking Dutch. You’ll never make it agian.


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Use ‘even’. It sounds sweeter

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Image courtesy of Tina Phillips / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Strange words that don’t mean a lot, but are used a lot: sentence fillers

The Dutch word ‘even’ literally translated: just a moment

Phonetic: [ˈevə(n)]

NL: Wacht even – EN: Wait a second/minute

BUT it’s also used for politeness; it makes the sentence more polite, sweeter

Ik zal even in zijn agenda kijken – EN: I’ll check his diary/schedule
Kun je me even helpen? – EN: Can you help me? … and even more polite: Kunt u me even helpen?

NL: Wil je even mijn tas pakken? – EN: Could […]