Learn Dutch one word at a time.

Discussion in 'Netherlands' started by FlyByNite, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. FlyByNite

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  2. psychocat

    psychocat Registered+

    Bedankt !
     
  3. psteve

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    Dank u wel!
     
  4. psychocat

    psychocat Registered+

    Ik ben Engels lol
     
  5. psteve

    psteve Registered+

    Ik ben uit de VS, maar Ik heb familielid en Nederlands.
     
  6. psychocat

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    Ik was vroeger woonachtig in Noordwijk aan Zee
     
  7. geonagual

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    Damn, they could of started me out on a easier word..geeeez
     
  8. iNHALE.xHALE.

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    "i was in former days a resident in the North sumthin sumthin sea"

    ?
    i cheated, but still didnt end up with the right sentance
     
  9. psychocat

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    The most difficult for most English speaking people is words with lots of G's or some place names like Scheveningen or S'Gravenhaag.

    The Dutch on the other hand sometimes have problems with the "TH" sound in English.

    Easy word 's to start with are
    Dank je wel ( pronounced dank yuh vel) it means thank you
    Alstublieft (als tuh bleeft) it means please (literal translation would be if you please)
     
  10. psychocat

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    Ik was vroeger woonachtig in Noordwijk aan Zee

    Translated

    I used to live in Noordwijk aan Zee (it's a place in Zuid Holland or in English South Holland (aan Zee mean by the sea))
     
  11. iNHALE.xHALE.

    iNHALE.xHALE. Registered+

    i didnt even come close LOL
     
  12. psychocat

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    You weren't that far out man,don't be so hard on yourself.

    You got the basic gist of it but the placename was unfamiliar and if you translate Noordwijk then Noord is North and Wijk is Area and of course Zee is Sea ,, so you didn't miss by far.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2007
  13. psteve

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    M'n vader woont en Den Haag.
     

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