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Why can I only learn English from Dutch?

I'm Dutch, but practically fluent in English. I really want to learn French, but when I selected Dutch as my main language I saw I could only learn English. So now I have English as my main language to learn French, which makes it significantly harder to know what I'm doing because things like consonants and nouns and stuff... they're all new to me. I know what they are in Dutch, but I constantly have to translate hard words before I can use them.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Marianne408043

So maybe practising English is not so bad, of your English is insufficiënt for a Duolingo course. The same problem her, from English to Swedish is probably more difficult than from Dutch to Swedish.

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https://www.duolingo.com/JulievanderStaak

I suppose you're right, yeah.

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https://www.duolingo.com/GertieDD

I have the same problem. I am also Dutch and started a course Italianen. It is a little bit harder, but otherwise I try to practisch my Englisch better this way. It is the way it is. And when I really don't understand an Englisch word, I always use the translater (in an other app) Good luck

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https://www.duolingo.com/BrandonTweedly

hopefully they come out with some more languages from Dutch in the future, I am a native English speaker currently learning Dutch and after reading about the benefits of laddering I'm a little disappointed that I will have to wait to try learning a new language from Dutch

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https://www.duolingo.com/JulievanderStaak

Hey, good luck with learning Dutch :) Also, I sure hope they come out with more languages from Dutch.

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https://www.duolingo.com/ReinerWils
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I love your mentality. I am Dutch and I learned French from English. Now I am also learning Spanish from French. I'ts so much easier because the languages correspont better. I would like the same with Dutch - German. It's not the same to have to learn from English.

@JulievanderStaak: It's much more effective to learn French from English than from Dutch AND you will drastically improve your English in the process ... It might not be more efficient, but weerstand is leerstand ;-) That's what makes it so effective

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nathan_NL

Nou, heel simpel, de taallessen moeten ook gemaakt worden. Alle nederlanders hier zijn het met je eens, alleen tenzij we met z'n allen gaan vertalen komen er geen nieuwe vanuit Nederlands. Bedenk ook even dat vanuit sommige wereldtalen maar 2 of 3 talen beschikbaar zijn en dat we met zo'n 30 miljoen sprekers (als ik me niet vergis) blij mogen zijn met een Nederlands naar engels en vooral dat we in Nederland zo'n goede engels kennis hebben.

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https://www.duolingo.com/TomFootb
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Wel Nederlands-Frans moet zeker kunnen. Ook Nederlands-Duits. In Vlaanderen zijn zowel Frans en Duits verplicht. In Nederland moet je denk ik Frans en/of Duits toch enkele basislessen van volgen. Dus er zijn zeker genoeg taalvaardige mensen die deze taalcursussen in elkaar kunnen steken. Ook Turks-Nederlands en Nederlands-Turks; en Italiaans-Nederlands en Nederlands-Italiaans moet ook mogelijk zijn door de migratiestromen van de 20ste eeuw die nu heel wat perfect tweetaligen naar de Nederlanden hebben gebracht. ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Perry1808

I agree! Hope there will be other languages available soon for native Dutch speakers. Would be very much appreciated Duolingo! :-)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Joeri19273

me to, i'm dutch to and i want to learn german. but i can't. i have to learn english first an then i can learn german. why?

Sorry for my english, i'm not far.

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https://www.duolingo.com/love-fries

i am native dutch and learning italian i wish to get some more languages like french and german.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AnneSchop

hey dit is een leuke site oke that it is in the nederlands doesnt matter

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https://www.duolingo.com/KevinHeijsteeg

JulievanderStaak Kan kloppen, want er zijn nog heel weinig cursussen. De meeste cursussen zijn nog i de ontwikkelingsfase.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nina_BTSx

I am Dutch to! , but I really want to learn Koreaan.. But it its not possible here in Duolingo ;-; Why have Dutch only one :T

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