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Learning Dutch

You've spent many hours reading up on the ancient history of the Roman Empire and have eventually decided to visit the Netherlands to see all the monuments and cultural heritage for yourself? Great idea, the Netherlands is a wonderful place and worth a visit, no doubt out about it!

The first thing you will notice on arrival is that Dutch speak "surprise" Dutch! So it would be a good idea to at least get a grasp of what people are talking about. With the ability to speak Dutch you will enjoy your stay so much more.

Tour Guides at important archaeological sites usually speak English well, however if you approach them in their own language (don't worry about not speaking Dutch perfectly and making mistakes) you will see a different, more positive attitude towards you.

Dutch is a West Germanic language spoken worldwide by around 21 million people. The variety of Dutch spoken in Belgium is also informally called Flemish. The Dutch name for the language is Nederlands or less formal Hollands and Dutch is sometimes called Netherlandic in English. Some speakers resent the name "Dutch", because it is derived from Dietsch (or Diets in modern Dutch), which resembles but does not have the same meaning as Deutsch (German for 'German').

Dutch is a fun language to learn and because there are many ways how to do it(by book, course, online, etc.) we thought it might be helpful to collect some interesting and useful information regarding how to learn the Dutch language.

Learning Dutch with Books

In Dutch Grammar You Really Need to Know, you will find every integral grammar concept simply explained, each illustrated with lots of examples. Even if you do not know the grammatical term in question This intensive course in Dutch is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the language. It is lively and fast-paced, offering students a wide range of activities, and drawing on an impressive selection of source material. This compact volume provides essential grammar-including word order, parts of speech, forms of usage-idioms, rules of spelling, guides to special constructions and problems. Lists of useful expressions and irregular verbs. A Comprehensive Grammar is a reference guide to Dutch. It presents a fresh description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Dutch. It is organized to promote an understanding of Dutch. Series: Teach Yourself Language - When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and speak Dutch easily? If so then you need to Get Talking

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