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Dutch songs

Olga451165
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Hoi! Iemand hier gebruiken Nederlandse lieden om Nederlands te leraren? Anybody uses dutch songs to learn dutch?

I'm looking for nice songs that are slow and have easy lyrics for beginners (not rap) .

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/pprins
pprins
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Some suggestions:

Marco Borsato, Afscheid nemen bestaat niet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRKw3MCjLLM

Trijntje Oosterhuis, De zee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0GhjmffnZo

De Dijk, Als ze er niet is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhRJpbidjTA

Bløf, Alles is liefde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRM_LIC7v-0

Acda en De Munnik, Niet of nooit geweest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP1Liv0qY6A

Fluitsma en van Tijn, 15 miljoen mensen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6wQBFeP4X0

Paul de Leeuw, Ik heb je lief: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW5SvzjHUSY

Claudia de Breij, Mag ik dan bij jou: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu6Uge1wSLQ

Guus Meeuwis, Brabant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myPDjxPeAms

Sadly there are some errors in the lyrics...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theluji
Theluji
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Some more suggestions:

Marco Borsato, rood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEIU_mdHVIg

Guus Meeuwis, het is een nacht: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3A7i6-tKMA

Andre Hazes, met bloed zweet en tranen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4os9Xa1uvKk

Nick en Simon, pak maar mijn hand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi39TGgIeFs

Glennis Grace, afscheid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qa1UM9C9l4

K3, je hebt een vriend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7q5ASc_cZo

Ben Cramer, hij was maar een clown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsXQJMceCjQ

Frank van Etten: leef als een zigeuner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwaRIy7SGoo

Jeroen van der Boom, jij bent zo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQTWQ6IBoFU

Gerard Joling, het is nog niet voorbij: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=474cCFXY67U

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pprins
pprins
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As a footnote: K3 sings in Flemish. In the song above it is barely noticeable, but it is something to keep in mind if you listen to more of their songs for learning Dutch.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RG710
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I just listened to the song and look for its translation and it's truly a beautiful song.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis_Domingos
Luis_Domingos
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My favourite Dutch singer (so far into my learning language) is Eefje de Visser - here are some of her songs:

Good luck with your studies :){@style=color: #FF4F00}

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
Olga451165
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VERY nice!! There's a chance I'll get addicted to her songs once I'm done with my Borsato-faze :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cfreund7
cfreund7
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I clicked on "Hartslag" casually because I was bored at work but holy hell...this girl is talented. I've been listening to her non-stop for the past week.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FurvusVulpes

I'd suggest some children's songs if you're a real beginner.

  • De wielen van de bus (be warned, this song will be stuck in your head for all eternity)
  • Kabouter spillebeen
  • Twee emmertjes water halen
  • Stille nacht (not a children's song, it's the Dutch version of Silent night, but it's slow which might help)
  • Hansje pansje kevertje (personal favorite lol)

And as pprins stated, K3 is indeed Flemish, though the words are still Dutch I don't have a lot of songs but oh well. I hope it still helps.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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In general, if you search Youtube for 'Kleinkunst', you will find quit some good songs. Mostly from the sixties and seventies, however... :-)

(In case you don't mind, your Dutch sentence above should be: "Gebruikt hier iemand Nederlandse liedjes/liederen om Nederlands te leren?". :-) Good luck!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
Olga451165
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Bedankt voor de verbetering :) I learn more from my mistakes than from my correct sentences :)

what kind of a special case is it, that "1 song" is "lied" but many is "liedEREN" and not "liedEN" like every other word I know (or lieds). and how come (i checked in google translator) that "lieden" is "people".. Whaat??

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pprins
pprins
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There are more words like that: bladeren, eieren, gelederen, gemoederen, goederen, hoenderen, kalveren, kinderen, lammeren, raderen, runderen, volkeren en beenderen.

Long ago, when German and Dutch were still one language, these words had a plural on -er. These plurals still exist in dialects from the eastern part of the Netherlands. In standard Dutch plurals on -er are not recognised anymore, so for some reason they added an extra -en. It is called 'een stapelmeervoud' (stacked plural).

'Lieden' for people is very old-fashioned.

'Liederen' is usually not used for modern songs. For example in a church people sing 'liederen'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
LucBE
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Wikipedia gives another example of the stacked (or double) plural: the word Blini, which is singular in Dutch, has the plural blini's. Blini however originally was the plural of the Russian блин... :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
Olga451165
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Haha who knew dutch uses the word "blini" :P it's the second Russian word i noticed in the language so far..

Thanks for the explanation, the only word i know from that list is kinderen.. And being so used to the word "kinder"(garden) i never noticed the ploral is different..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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Bistro is another one, it's the name for a pub or small restaurant, which came into Dutch via French. There were quite some Russian emmigrants in Paris in the 1920's, and apparently a number of them opened cafés. They shouted to their waiters to work harder and faster: "быстро! быстро!". :-) Anyway, that's what my Russian teacher told me... :-)

Anyway...

I also recalled that Lieden has the same origin as лю́ди...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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:-) There are some words that have -eren as a plural, in stead of -en: lied(eren), rad(eren), kind(eren). They are remnants of the old germanic roots. The -eren in kinderen is actually the same as the -ren in English children! Also compare with the German Lied(er) and Kind(er). I don't know if there is a rule for this, you will just have to remember... :-)

Lieden indeed is 'people', but it is quite old-fashioned now. We usually say mensen (or lui, but that also means 'lazy') :-). Lui is mostly used in plurals: 1 koopman, 2 kooplieden/kooplui... (another exception, that you don't really have to know at this moment..) :-) (See also German Leute...)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
Olga451165
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Bedankt allemaal! Ik ga alle liedjes proberen :D Ik vind Marco borsatos' liedjes en stem heel mooi, ik hoop dat ik anders goed zangers zou vinden.

BTW can anyone native confirm for me that Marco has no Italian accent in his songs? It'd be funny if I'll find out I've been mimicking the wrong accent xD I heard f few songs you suggested and all the singers had a much stronger R pronunciation than him :O

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pprins
pprins
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Marco Borsato has no Italian accent at all.

There is quite a variety of R's in the Netherlands. Don't worry too much about that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
Olga451165
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Great to hear so! And actually there isn't a day when I don't think \worry about the Dutch R.... It's very confusing cause sometimes it sounds like the American R and other times it's a more hard-russian-like R.. And I don't get it when to use which :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pprins
pprins
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You can choose one and use that one all the time. The difference is partly regional, partly physiological in the sense that not everyone can pronounce the hard R. I'd suggest to use the Russian-like R if you can.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
Olga451165
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Hmm interesting... I actually thought there are 2 R's.. The American one for words ending with R .. Like maar,waar,klaar.. And the hard one if it's in the middle or beginning of the word.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pprins
pprins
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You're right: That's one (common) regional variety. It's up to you whether you want to add that extra difficulty. Sticking to the Russian R is fine, sticking to the American R is also fine (but people probably think you're an American speaking Dutch). I can imagine that it's confusing if you listen to different sources and try to derive a general R-rule.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pprins
pprins
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A nice song, sung with hard R's:

Klein orkest, Over de muur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CY8gpbuhvI

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
Olga451165
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Thanks for clearing that up for me :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RoxanaPopa7

cutest one I know, a bit of rap, but it should work :), Gers Pardoel - Ik neem je me : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyTazPPWIKk

I'd also recommend Marco Borsato (eg Ik Leef Niet Meer Voor Jou -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udv86haTu10 ) and Herman van Veen (more folk-ish, eg Toveren https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QObZCmp46eY)

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