https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl

I wrote a compendium on dutch modal particles a while ago, but it went unnoticed

apgdl
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Kinda depressing, but ok, I can live with that. I'd like to ask the community a favor though: could some native speakers please have a look at it? I'd like to have some feedback on the matter: suggestions, additions, reports of mistakes... things like that. The fact is, information on this topic is hard to come by — some dutch books don't even talk about it, and yet these particles seem to be essential to understand spoken language. Knowing I'm on the right track would help me a lot. Here's the page, thank you very much.

Edit: there seems to be an issue with the link, just keep clicking it until the page loads correctly.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
Dutchesse722
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It may have gone largely unnoticed because you posted it under the topic Dutch, which makes sense since it's about the Dutch language. Anyway, I just found out that when I was in my Spanish for English speakers course, I could not access your link, it gave me the error message, like stripedkitty experienced. However, when I switched courses to Dutch for English speakers, then I was able to access the link. I'll take a better look at it when I have more time, but I quickly scrolled through it and did not see obvious errors. I think they don't do modal practices on Duolingo because it's too advanced. You learn these things when you have the chance to speak Dutch on a daily basis with native speakers, not in an online language course.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
apgdl
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Thanks for your feedback. I imagined there was some kind of error involved, but I have never personally experienced it, not even by accessing the page while having another course (EN -> FR) in the background. I understand your concern about the fact that the topic is a bit too advanced, nonetheless I think it's a good read for users like me who have finished the course long ago and would fancy something different.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
Dutchesse722
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Als je meer Nederlands wilt leren, kun je misschien meedoen aan deze site: http://communitytranslation.freeforums.net/. It was recently started by some Duolingo users who wanted to be able to keep translating, after Duolingo took away Immersion.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
apgdl
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Tof! Wanneer ik een beetje oefenen wil doen, gebruik ik meestal lang-8, maar bedankt voor je suggestie, ik zal ernaar kijken.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stripedkitty
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Your link is coming up with an error notice. There was a Dutch modal particles / separable verb post last week under a different name- was that yours?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
apgdl
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No that wasn't me. My thread is about two months old.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
pentaan
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The link to your post gives mostly an error and sometimes not.
This is a well known glitch in the Dutch forums. Fortunately I could read it now.
"[Lesson] Dutch modal particles: eens, even, maar, misschien, hoor, nou, toch, wel, gewoon, soms" (two months ago https://www.duolingo.com/comment/20758565)

I'd like to have some feedback on the matter: suggestions, additions, reports of mistakes... things like that.

Unfortunately my English is not good enough to give any feedback. And I agree with Dutchesse722: It is too advanced for Duolingo students.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
apgdl
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Your English is actually very good! And by the way, English is not my native language either, so don't feel shy, we're all on the same boat. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
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Thanks for the compliment.
But I could not recognize, that English is not your native language.
You have to be very good in languages for to be able writing a compendium about Dutch modal particles.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
apgdl
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Dank je wel. Het is altijd moeilijk om in een andere taal te schrijven - speciaal als je over nog een andere taal spreekt! -, maar door veel inspanning kan iedereen beter worden, nietwaar? ;) Doei!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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I think it's a really good overview, the sentences look normal and common to me. Also the translations look good.

Well done!

A few more sentences that came to mind when reading your post:

Kom nou! (calming sentence, disbelieve, telling someone to cool it, or letting them know they're telling nonsense)

Wat nou! (aggressive tone, basically telling someone to back off with their words or actions…or else...)

Heb je die taak al gedaan? Nee? Nou dan! = Did you already do that task? No? Get on with it! (or: Well then!)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
apgdl
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Thank you so much Susande! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Am_Robin
I_Am_Robin
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I viewed the page the other day and it was really useful to me, I just tried to view it again to learn some more and I got 404 error, did you delete it?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/apgdl
apgdl
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No, it's because of this buggy forum. Try clicking the link a few times until it works again.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/I_Am_Robin
I_Am_Robin
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It worked thanks! (I submitted it as a bug ages ago for different posts but bugs got dismissed as the pages were probably deleted)

1 year ago
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