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The woman dialed the number, and then sat patiently, waiting for someone to pick up.
"Hallo?" Came a man's voice.
"Hallo. Goedemorgen." The woman's lips parted slightly. "Ik ben een vrouw. Bent u...bent u een banaan?"
"Ah," said the man, his embarrassment clear. "Nee. Ik ben een appel. Het spijt me."
The woman frowned. "Heeft u een banaan?"
"Nee. Brood en rijst."
"Oke," sighed the woman. "Bedankt, en dag."
"Ja, tot ziens." The man's tone was unmistakably hopeful.
"Nee," said the woman firmly. "Dag."
And that is how I think I'll spend my time reinforcing the Duolingo dutch course lessons. Writing exercises devoted to the silly lines they have us translate.
I'm no designer, but I had a stab at it: http://imgur.com/qwSZsql Or, in hideous Dutch orange and ready for purchasing: http://www.spreadshirt.nl/t-shirt-ontwerpen-C59/product/122150151/view/1/sb/l
Why would saying I am an apple be an essential thing to learn you ask me in a question voice, well you silly billys stop asking because I am about to tell you. When you want to be weird you can say, "Pardon, ik ben een appel." (Quote from my sister: "Everyone is weird even if they don't admit it.")