The D in Dutch is pronounced as https://videopress.com/v/7jEZos4x?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata 'Doe maar gewoon, dan doe je al gek genoeg' is a Dutch expression that describe the Dutch character. It means behave normally, that's already crazy enough. As long as you do what meets the standard and how people expect you to behave, you will be safe from … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – D van Doe maar gewoon..
Even if the Netherlands is a small country, Dutch is not the only official language. The Netherlands has a second official language which is called Frisian. This language is spoken in the north of the Netherlands, in the province Friesland. In this province, Frisian is thaught at most primary schools and also on the streets … Meer lezen over Did you know that…? The official languages of the Netherlands
The next letter is the C. You pronounce the C as https://videopress.com/v/fftKGBuC?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata If a Dutch person is organising a party, it is nice to bring a present, 'een cadeautje'. Dutch people make sure the get the present they want and help you with giving the present of their wishes by writing 'een cadeautip' on the … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – C van cadeautip
Nex Monday is Kingsday in the Netherlands. On this day we celebrate the birthday of the king Willem-Alexander. Normally his birthday is the biggest party of the year, but unfortunately this year will be a bit different. But there is a plan to celebrate and honor the king: sing the Dutch anthem all together at … Meer lezen over Did you know that…? The Dutch anthem
The second letter of the Dutch alfabet is the B. You pronounce the B as https://videopress.com/v/dbXgG7ZN?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata Another thing Dutch people eat a lot is 'de boterham', a slice of bread. In general, we eat it for breakfast and lunch. Most of the time 'de boterham' is topped with cheese, hagelslag of ham. Maybe this is … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – B van boterham
Carrots are on the menu for ages. But originally carrots didn't have the orange color that they have right now. Back in the Middle Ages carrots were mostly puple, white and yellow. In the 17th century the orange carrot became more popular. At that time, Willem van Oranje got the power in the Netherlands. As … Meer lezen over Did you know that…? Carrots and their orange color
The Dutch alfabet consists of 26 letters, starting with the A. Every week you will find the next letter with the right pronounciation and an explanation of the word related to the Dutch culture. Click on the video below to hear how you pronounce the A. https://videopress.com/v/FC1emoSC?preloadContent=metadata In the Netherlands we eat a lot of … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – A van aardappels
Today and tomorrow is Easter and this comes together with some traditions. In Dutch we say 'Pasen' if we talk about Easter. Because we have two days of Easter we have 'eerste paasdag' on Sunday and 'tweede paasdag' on Monday. With Easter a lot of children are looking for eggs that are hidden in gardens … Meer lezen over Vrolijk Pasen!
This time a long tongtwister with a lot of 'Frans'. In Dutch 'Frans' is a name but it also means French, so the language. Frans zei tegen Frans: "Is Frans in het Frans ook Frans?". "Nee" zei Frans tegen Frans in het Frans. "In het Frans is Frans Francois". In this case, 2 people with … Meer lezen over Tongtwister Tuesday
From February 22 till March 1 thousands of Dutch women will travel to the Amsterdam RAI to visit the 'Huishoudbeurs'. Literally the 'Huishoudbeurs' means 'Household Fair' so originally it was organised for retailers to show and promote their newest household products to their customers, the housewives. Nowadays the 'Huishoudbeurs' is thé event of the year … Meer lezen over A women’s day out – Visit the ‘Huishoudbeurs’