https://www.duolingo.com/EveAdelle

Dutch(Netherlands) Speaking Group

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Is there anyone learning Dutch or learning English from Dutch that would like to start a talking group with me so that we can practice our skills?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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Hi guys! Practicing Dutch with each other is a great idea, I fully approve of this thread.

Unfortunately this message board is not an appropriate place to exchange Skype addresses or any other personal information. We have been asked by the Duolingo staff to delete all posts containing such information.

Also, please try to keep your language a little polite. There are many children using Duolingo. If you want to learn Dutch swear words, a quick Google search should help you out.

Learn on!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ryan.richa

Ik ben Nederlands. Als jullie hulp nodig hebben of handige televisieprogramma's in het Nederlands hoor ik het graag! Veel succes met deze mooie taal!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cdbest
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Zijn er websites voor Nederlands televisieprogramma's??

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KwintenF.
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http://m.nos.nl is the Dutch national television. http://m.deredactie.be is the national news website from the Dutch speakers in Belgium.

On both sites you can find little (news)video's. I think it's good to try to understand them.

Good luck!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cdbest
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Ik heb naar de radio geluisterd en veel over Zwarte Piet gehoord. Ik versta sommige dingen dat zij hebben gezegt maar niet alles. Waarom zijn sommige mensen "boos" (is dat de juiste woord?) Is niet Zwarte Piet een "helper" met SinterKlaus?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaraMulder
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Mensen zijn boos (angry) omdat zwarte piet blackface heeft. People think that's racist and them being assistants of Sinterklaas reminds people a lot of slavery. It's kind of a big discussion here, it's all over the news.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KwintenF.
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What LaraMuder said is right! It would be a symbol of the black people being the slaves of the 'good' white people.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaraMulder
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Mensen zijn boos op de koning (boos op, not boos met, though i understand the confusion with "being angry with someone") omdat hij geen kant kiest in de discussie. He refuses to say whether or not he agrees with pieten being stereotypes and racist.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cdbest
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Bedankt voor jouw antwoorden. Ik heb veel gehoord over deze dingen. Waarom zijn mensen boos met de koning over Zwarte Piet? Dat ook begrijp ik niet.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cdbest
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Ok. nu begrijp ik het. En bedant voor de hulp met " boos op".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcarlosmjr
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Het is altijd een uitstekend idee! Ik vind het leuk.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KwintenF.
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Hi guys!

I am Kwinten and I live in Flanders, Belgium. In my country is Dutch, with about 6 million speakers, the most-spoken language. The other official languages are German and French.

I want to tell you that you can ask me all questions concerning Dutch, which is considered as a difficult language. I think it is hard, but not impossible though!

A first tip I can give you: When learning Dutch, always try to find the 'etymological' background of a word. That's the word's history: It can help you a lot, surely if you know English or German, which are closely related to eachother. But not only languages of the 'German' family are related to Dutch, also the Roman languages, derived from Latin, have their influence in Dutch.

Good luck!

Je mag me altijd hulp vragen!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EveAdelle
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Awesome! Thank you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EveAdelle
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Hey everyone, I found this awesome playlist of Disney songs in Dutch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deJug2ZOEDw&list=RDR8J8bQju9YM&index=3

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EveAdelle
EveAdelle
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Yay! Ik ben halverwege de nederlandse boom.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Geocub
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Mijn naam is Michael, ik ben negentien, en ik woon in Pennsylvania. I fell in love with the Netherlands and I've been working on learning her language. It is a trying task at times, but at least I'm very close friends with a Dutch person. Still, I'd like to befriend more people who speak or are interested in speaking it.

I see that the Danish group has a Skype chat which meets every Saturday. Why couldn't we do something like that for Dutch? Instead of using a personal Skype account, one of the Danish admins created an independent Skype account strictly for their group. If you'd like to see, this is their thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4318599

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EveAdelle
EveAdelle
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Sounds like a good idea, but I wouldn't know where to start.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Geocub
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One of the Dutch administrators would have to volunteer to arrange it and inform their superiors. So if one of them is willing to, I think I can speak for the community when I say we'll be very grateful for that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dinnernugget
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Ik ben heel geïnteresseerd over dit. Laten we proberen in het Nederlands te praten?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/somelauw
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Het moet zijn: "Ik ben hier heel geïnteresseerd in" of "Ik heb hier interesse voor"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dinnernugget
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Bedankt! Gebruiken "in/er" etc. is niet te makkelijk. Ik heb meer ervaring nodig ermee.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/somelauw
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"Het gebruik van "in/er" is niet (ge)makkelijk. Ik moet hier meer mee oefenen."

Ik ben het met je eens dat het gebruik van voorzetsels als "in/er" vaak wat moeilijk is als je een nieuwe taal leert. Geen zorgen, na een tijdje zul je de patronen vanzelf oppikken.

I agree that the use of prepositions when learning a new language can often be quite a challenge at first. Don't worry, after a while you'll pick up the patterns automatically.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EveAdelle
EveAdelle
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Ok . Welkom op de langzaam groeiende club . hardop laughen(Lol)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pschatten
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Ik ook!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EveAdelle
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How do I know whether to use "De" or "Het"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcarlosmjr
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I think there is no general rule to define the correct article. However, there are some hints. This thread by the Dutch team is very instructive: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3732938

You can also use this site to verify if the word you're using is a de-word or a het-word: http://woordenlijst.org/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SJBlood
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From what I understand, het is used for singular neutral nouns and de in any other place. Duolingo doesn't say this, though.

You can't actually know when to use which - you pretty much have to learn them ...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KwintenF.
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Actually, in most of the time you need to use 'de'. 'Het' is like the German 'sächlich'. You use it for a minority of words.

You always use 'het' for a diminutive form, but I do not know whether you've learned that already.

Good luck!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cdbest
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wat is "a diminutive form"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KwintenF.
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That's what we use when something is small or to expres our contempt. It is basically formed by adding 'je' to the stem of a word (+S for plural).

E.g.: Hond (Dog) Stad (City) Hondje (Little dog) Stadje (Little city) Hondjes (Little dogs) Stadjes (Little cities)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EveAdelle
EveAdelle
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Thank you all for your help and answers, I really appreciate it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/M_lucho

I would love to practise my dutch too. But unfortunately my dutch is very poor :( I'm a simple begginer...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meegsdg

Hi everybody! English is my first language and I'm learning (trying to learn) Dutch. I'm finding everything very confusing, haha.

Can anyone tell me the difference between 'eet and eten', 'drinkt and drinken' het and de' 'wij and we' and last but not least 'je and jij'

Thank you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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Hello there! I think this page will be very helpful, it has links to many grammar explanations. Here is one on verb conjugation ("eet", "eten", etc) and here is one on pronouns (jij/je, wij/we).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaraMulder
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Ik ben een native speaker, als iemand hulp nodig heeft hoor ik t graag :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/substate
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Aangenaam, Lara. Ik heet Chris en ik zou uw hulp graag! Bedankt! Woont u in nederland of belgie? ik woon in Arizona, Vereingde Staten.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaraMulder
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Ik woon in nederland. Waar wil je graag hulp bij?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TeresaDavi7

Hello..I'm from Texas USA and am fluent in English. I am wanting to learn Dutch so I look forward to being helped and helping others learn English. I am very new to the Dutch language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EveAdelle
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Hey, I'm from TX ,too. Welcome to the group.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/southsidered

Jaja, ik hou van dit idee. Ik gebruik al verscheidene maanden Duolingo. Vorige oktober heb ik Amsterdam bezoeken, waar bijna iedereen spreekt Engels! Maar als ik er terug, ik wil meer Nederlands te spreken. (En betere Nederlands ook.)

3 years ago
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