You can learn a lot of Dutch out of street names (straatnamen). A walk through Amsterdam Centre.
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“You might actually know a lot more Dutch than you think you do”. This is something I tell each student during the first lesson of the courses I offer.
If you have lived in Amsterdam for an extended period, you probably already know many street names in which Dutch words are present. Many people don’t even realize that they already know so many words.
Telegraph: Tuesday 14 January 2014 Dutch
Another West Germanic cousin of the English language, Dutch is both structurally and syntactically familiar for English speakers. In terms of pronunciation and vocabulary, it parallels English in many ways, such as groen (green) or de oude man (the old man). In addition to familiar Germanic root words, the Dutch language adopted many loan words from French, with familiar words like drogeren (drug) and blok (block).
Though some vowel sounds may be new for English speakers, Dutch pronunciation follows the English model of syllable stress, so […]