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Dutch Quick Question

Hii my new family on duolingo im loving every moment of this site i was wondering does this site charge you for anything in terms of learning and can you become fluent at dutch using this ??

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

Duolingo can get you to a nice beginning level, but will never get you to fluency.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celayyshah

thanks thats ok as long as i get to grips with my basics for now(:

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NM168
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Hoi, welkom op de site! I'm glad you're enjoying your experience on Duolingo. To answer your question everything here is completely free; however, becoming fluent really depends on what your definition of fluent is. Whether you want to make small talk, or talk business. I would say Duolingo would take you to a level where you can have a few in depth conversations, but not to the level of a native speaker. Of course duo will teach you a lot, and if you're not satisfied with that there are lots of ways to continue learning.

Good luck with your studies!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celayyshah

thanks for taking your time answering, yes i will hope to become a native speaker, do you have any suggestions of other websites where i can fulfill this?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
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I think duo helps on building very good vocab.. You'll be able to read and understand many things (by guessing half of it).. It's really great.. But after that you'll have to use that base and build on top of it, with watching tv/listening to dutch/reading/talking..

Even people who move to another country and have to deal with a new language everyday, all day, need many months before they start to talk easily and understand what's said around them, reaching native-fluency level can take more than a year with daily practice (imo)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celayyshah

thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NM168
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When I first started with Dutch, something that helped me a lot was listening to music in Dutch. Find a song you like, and the lyrics, then learn the words. It let's you put the words you're learning into context which will help you remember the words, and know how to use them. Another great way to practice outside of duolingo is by reading the newspaper. If you live in a culturally diverse part of the world, you can probably find a newspaper in Dutch quite easily, and if not, you can always go online. A simple google search of 'Het nieuws' (the news) will give you tons of great reading options and videos. You'll hear common words and slang, and correct grammar. And of course if you don't understand something search for it or ask here on duolingo, someone will always have the answer to your question. Also, don't get frustrated if you have a hard time learning something or understanding grammar principles. If you persevere, eventually it will become natural. Good luck!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celayyshah

Yes definitely i think music will help me ..bedankt!

2 years ago