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Nederlandstalige woordpuzzels! (Dutch-language word puzzles!)

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Hoi,

Als je je Nederlands wil oefenen, hier zijn enkele puzzels die je kan proberen :)

(If you want to practise your Dutch, here are some puzzles that you can try :))

<h1>Elke dag een gratis puzzel (each day, a free puzzle)</h1>

Kruiswoordraadsels (crossword puzzles)

Zweedse raadsels (arrow-words)

Cryptogrammen (cryptic crosswords)

<h1>Puzzelboeken</h1>

Op deze website kan je puzzelboeken bestellen. (On this website, you can order puzzle books): http://www.magvilla.nl/puzzels

(Sorry for any Dutch language mistakes in this post!)

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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If you like this kind of thing, for sure go for it. But a warning beforehand: this probably isn't easy, my English is pretty good, but I find these kind of puzzles in English very difficult, because I'm still too far away from a native speaker level.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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Not only people who are learning Dutch find this difficult. I've never finished a Zweedse puzzel once without help. :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ueueueueue
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Yes, you're right - I should have mentioned: I find them very difficult indeed!

I try to solve as many clues as I can by myself, then I use Google Translate and Wiktionary to help me get further (looking up synonyms, for example), and usually I need to use http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/puzzelwoordenboek/ to solve the last few clues.

I think it might be useful for learning how synonyms overlap, which is one of things I find hardest when learning languages (other than prepositions, which are evil in all languages :P)

Edit: on the other hand, these puzzles tend to have a set of really obscure words that they use frequently because they are short - like "ai" (a kind of sloth).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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That's a very nice idea to practice your Dutch! :D

(I've spotted only one mistake: 'hier zijn enkele puzzels die je kan proberen'. 'Puzzels' is plural, and therefore 'die' is used. ;) )

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ueueueueue
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Dank je wel - nu gecorrigeerd :)

3 years ago

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hi, an easier puzzle is the so called woordzoeker. You look for specific words in a maze of letters. There are ones for kids, ones aimed at wordgroups (birds etc) Have a look here if you are interested: http://kids.flevoland.to/puzzel/puzzel-fruit.shtml

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ueueueueue
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Some more available here: I think these ones are based on a different topic each day: http://www.denksport.nl/online-puzzelen/speel-gratis-woordzoeker

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rebekasto
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Mercikes. I like these because they are major vocabulary builders. I have a helpful tool I use: if you don't know a word you can do a google image search rather than looking it up in the dictionary. For the many kinds of fruit and other basics, it can be a real timesaver, although you don't learn het/de. I left Belgium when I was ten and have to build a vocabulary that is stronger than, "Moe, ik willllllll wortels nie eten!"

3 years ago