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

Little Netherlands in Minecraft! Gaming Helps the Learning!

I joined a Dutch Minecraft server a little while ago, and it really helps with the learning process! I already finished my tree and have been chatting almost daily in Dutch with native friends since week 2 or so of learning Dutch, so this hasn't made a HUGE impact, but for someone who doesn't have Dutch friends this could be really helpful!

I made this completely in survival in the past week, if that tells you how much time I've spent lol... I just tried to make something Dutch-ish...

The chat is purely in Dutch so it's super helpful, and I thought I'd share so that others can get some practice talking to natives too! The IP of the server is play.mcdutchcraft.nl:25565 if anyone is interested in practicing, the chat is purely in Dutch but they understand English too. There's usually 20 people on at a time during the daytime in Europe and it's good for colloquial practice.

January 31, 2015

12 Comments


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

Wow, that looks pretty nice! You must have played for several hours every day to finish it in one week. :D I like your village, maybe I'll join that server!

Continue practicing Dutch, German and Swedish!

MfG

January 31, 2015

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

I played for like 8-10 hours in two days to finish it loooool.

January 31, 2015

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

You also inspired me to make a Dutch like world too.

January 31, 2015

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

Awesome! :D

January 31, 2015

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

How wide are your canals? I made mine 4 bricks wide.

January 31, 2015

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

The water is 4 blocks wide, but I had to dig a 6-wide hole because I wanted the walls to be cobble. The water itself is 4x2 blocks.

January 31, 2015

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

This brings me back to my Minecraft obsession in 2012... I just may get onto a server in French, or try out the Dutch server you gave. Thanks :D

February 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/connorhay12

I know this is not really related to Duolingo, but how did you make the blades of the windmills in survival?

January 31, 2015

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

Same way I made this picture, I climbed up on a stack of dirt lol. The fans are just spruce logs, fence posts and white wool, btw.

January 31, 2015

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

I would join although I don't know much Dutch.. :L

January 31, 2015

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

Thanks a million.

January 31, 2015

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

Good thinking with the everyday immersion opportunity. Nice village too btw.

February 3, 2015
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