https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca953854

Hallo! Ik ben leren Nederlands!

Hallo, ik heet Rebecca! Ik ben eenentwintig jaar oud. Ik kom uit Engeland, en ik studeerde zoölogie. Ik leer tien dagen nederlands. Ik leer nederlands omdat mijn vriendje en zijn familie nederlands zijn. Ik houd van mijn vriendje, en nederlands is interessant. Ik houd van het sinterklaasfeest leuk. Ik houd van leuuwen omdat zij groot, sterk en zacht zijn. Leeuwen komen uit Africa, en ik wil naar Africa en studie leeuwen in het wild. Ik houd van dure wijn en kaas - zij lekker zijn! Mijn vriendje houd van eten en koken. Hij is een goed kook, hij cookt lekker maaltijden.

How did I do? As I said I haven't been learning very long, so please go easy on me! However all criticisms and corrections are greatly appreciated. :) Dankjewel!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Multitaal
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For just ten days your Dutch is very good! And I can easily understand what you mean.

Hallo! Ik leer Nederlands!

Hallo, ik heet Rebecca! Ik ben eenentwintig jaar oud. Ik kom uit Engeland, en ik studeerde (did you mean to use past tense here?) zoölogie. Ik leer sinds tien dagen Nederlands. Ik leer Nederlands omdat mijn vriendje en zijn familie Nederlands zijn. Ik houd van mijn vriendje (no comma before en) en Nederlands is interessant. Ik vind het Sinterklaasfeest leuk. Ik houd van leeuwen omdat zij groot, sterk en zacht (are lions soft?) zijn. Leeuwen komen uit Afrika, en ik wil naar Afrika en leeuwen in het wild zien. Ik houd van dure wijn en kaas - zij zijn lekker! Mijn vriendje houdt van eten en koken. Hij is een goede kok: hij kookt lekkere maaltijden.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca953854

Thanks for the corrections!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chilvence
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I'm not Dutch, but I am also very impressed :) Um... I like lions too, and stuff!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca953854

Haha thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celineernest

hey this is great, I am dutch and I am impressed. What you wrote is really good for your 10th day of learning dutch. However some stuff you wrote does not really make sense, as dutch is not accurately translated into english and vs.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca953854

After showing this to my partner he said the same thing. I think where I fall down most is the order of placing words because I try to do literal translations almost word for word. I know this isn't how is works though so I'm trying to practice.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helen_Marsh

Hi Rebecca - Ik ben onder de indruk. Ik heb leren Nederlands voor een paar weken. Ik leer omdat mijn vriendje heeft een dochter wonen in Amsterdam en kleinkinderen die nederlands spreken. Mijn vriend en ik wonen in Nieuw-Zeeland, maar we Amsterdam bezoeken heel vaak. Ik ben vreemdgaan Ik heb dit geschreven in het Engels en wordt gebruikt Google Translate.

I am interested though that I do know most of the words - I just wouldn't be able to recall them and put them together. How did Google Translate do?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca953854

Google translate didn't do too bad! But it is definitely cheating :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helen_Marsh

Yes, but I find it really hard to think of anything that I have the skills to say - my mind just goes blank - but this has given me an idea for a different way to practice. Getting Google to translate things that I have written for other reasons and then reading it back to myself. It is practice and it helps me to see that I do already know most of the words that I want to use or can understand the words as they are made up of ones I already know. It is a bit like reading material written in Dutch - newspapers or whatever but it is hard for me to find that kind of material and in a way, because this is my own words it is a bit nearer to getting the confidence to speak or write in Dutch.

"Economen hebben in het te hard mandje "waarde" te zetten, maar om te werken zoals het hoort geld nodig heeft om een bepaalde waarde."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca953854

I understand, I sometimes do something similar too. However Google translate isn't always accurate. I converse with my partner on a daily basis (and sometimes his mother too); they are both native Dutch speakers and can always tell if something I am saying I have picked up from google - it's often not correct! What I'm saying is just be careful with using it - take it with a pinch of salt for practice as you may be learning things incorrectly. (This can be highlighted by translating what you wrote there in Dutch back into English via google. It's not a coherent sentence and only just about makes sense. "Economists have in the too hard basket " value " position , but to work as it should needs money to a certain value.")

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helen_Marsh

Talking to native speakers is obviously the best practice but not all of us have people around we can practice on. I went to look for online newspapers in Dutch but they were much too hard. Next I looked for childrens stories in Dutch but even they had a lot I did not know.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/endergamming

quoi tu dire? parce que je quoi que je pas parle ta langue!?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgeMaxw3
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I've been at this since March and I'm still not brave enough to write this much without a more specific and urgent need, good on you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca953854

Thanks! I just wanted to practice and have some native speakers (other than my partner or his mother) check it to see how I'm doing :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoeyLavalliere

Dat was goed! Ik leren vijftien dagen. Succes!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca953854

Dankjewel! Vijftien dagen is goed, ga zo door!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WordFitlySpoken
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I understood it pretty well, as a fellow Dutch learner for about a year now. :)

Goed gedaan, ga zo door!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rebecca953854

Dank je!

2 years ago
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