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First time Dutch!

Hi there, I have just started learning Dutch, and It's not too bad! So to help me, does anyone have any tips?

Can anyone recommend any Dutch resources? Thanks very much, I look forward to learning more! :)

August 5, 2019

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

I recommend going to YouTube for the pronunciation of some of the sounds. Dutch has a lot of vowel sounds/combinations, some are a bit tricky and it’s hard to recognize/reproduce them if you don’t know the difference I find.

Good luck with this language :) I personally love it so far!

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Du0Wh0

Thank you! Dutch sounds a lot like Welsh, so I'm kind of used to it! To some extent Dutch has some similar words to English.

August 5, 2019

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

"Dutch Grammar" is one of my favorite websites: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Du0Wh0

Thank you!

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RosyZe1

Another great resource i would recommend is learndutch.org, especially "heb je zin?" (a soap opera for learning dutch)

August 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ramzy1288911

The University of Groningen has a playlist of YouTube videos to help you get started with the pronunciation. You can find it here: https://www.rug.nl/language-centre/about-us/news/archive/pronunciation-videos

If you're interested in text books, Prisma's 'Dutch for Self-Study' course might be worth to have a look at. I've been using their Spanish and Russian self-study courses and I think they explain grammar very well. https://www.prisma.nl/producten/dutch-self-study-9789000351312

Good luck! Veel succes!

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Du0Wh0

Thank you! I'll be sure to check it out!

August 6, 2019

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

I like the Podcast de correspondent. https://podcastluisteren.nl/pod/De-Correspondent

They speak langzaam en deutelijk (slow and clear). And it's about interesting topics - even if you understand just the half or less in the beginning.

August 5, 2019

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Sounds great! Thanks!

August 6, 2019

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

It's 'duidelijk', not 'deutelijk' ;)

August 6, 2019
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