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Learning Dutch - Too much English

Hello, I want to learn Dutch. However, too often, at least from level 3, I only have to type sentences in English. It doesn't help me to learn and only wastes my time because of English mistakes.

Is there a way to type more in Dutch instead?

2 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/lksaltern
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If you haven't done so already, turn off the "word bank" feature. If you see a screen where you are asked to click on words to make a sentence, click on the "Use Keyboard" link at the bottom of the screen. This requires you to type the Dutch yourself, which is more of a workout. You might only be able to do that with the browser version of Duolingo, though.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum
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You could try the reverse tree, which is basically learning English from a Dutch perspective. The interface will be in Dutch. You might even learn new words because I have found that in the French reverse tree, I've seen words that weren't featured in the French course for English speakers.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
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Accordingly, you'll get to type more in the language you're learning as you go up in crown level, but I haven't always found that to be the case (at least for the Spanish from English tree). Maybe doing the reverse tree (English from Dutch) will give you more practice typing in Dutch.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feyMorgaina
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The reverse tree will definitely force you to type in Dutch more. However, the listening exercises will be English (since the course is for Dutch speakers learning English).

You could also try www.clozemaster.com which asks you to type the missing Dutch word in a sentence.

Or just be patient and go through it again. I'm working on getting all the skills to level 4 and 5 now. There's definitely more translating into Dutch required than before.

1 week ago
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