https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Corry140427

Relearning the dutch language

Left Holland at age 9 for Australia, am now 70. Going back for short trip 2018 and would like to be able to hold a conversation. Can understand a bit if the "dutchies" are not speaking at an all mighty rate of knots. Shame I let the language lapse. Duolingo is reminding me of words which are buried a long, long way in the brain box, very surprising considering I only had a child's mentality of the language. Wish me luck guys.

February 24, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Agnes558408

Good Luck Corry! You can do it!

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Corry140427

Thanks Agnes, need it.

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trilingual43

I hope it works out for you.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Corry140427

Thank you both for your words of encouragement.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E11a22

Good luck! I've had a similar experience since I went to a Spanish immersion when I was little. Currently, my school has an advanced Spanish curriculum that I am learning and it is refreshing my linguistics.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Corry140427

Lovely to receive so many positive comments. Thank you.

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fatty_wombat

Best wishes, you can do it.

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Corry140427

Thank you. Love the wombat.

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas.Heiss

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Good luck with your "mission"!

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deutschismus

Good luck

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keith_APP

It must have been an interesting experience for you to pick up a language used in childhood. Fingers crossed!

February 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Corry140427

Crossed Keith they are.!! A few acquaintances, when we see each other, speak Dutch to me, but at times I am absolutely "stumped" for the word to use. This is where I am finding through Duolingo, a wealth of vocabulary in the "brain box". Just need to get it to the fore.

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

Best of luck! By no means are you the only Duolingo user with such an aim. I find such stories particularly inspiring :)

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Owen5372

Good luck!

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexKarampas

Good luck, enjoy the trip. Hopefully it can inspire you to continue studying once you get back! You can't go wrong!

February 28, 2018
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