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Het alfabet – G van grachten

The G is one of the most difficult letters to pronounce for foreigners learning Dutch. It sounds like this https://videopress.com/v/WZGeQlLA?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata Amsterdam is famous for its canals. In Dutch we call this canals 'grachten'. Not only in Amsterdam you will find 'de grachten' but also Utrecht, Amersfoort, Alkmaar, Leiden, Leeuwarden and Groningen have beautiful 'grachten'. It's … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – G van grachten

Het alfabet – E van Elfstedentocht

The E in Dutch is pronounced like the A in English, so like this https://videopress.com/v/2thSBDGy?controls=false&preloadContent=metadata Every year when the winter in the Netherlands starts and the temperature becomes below 0, the people start to talk about 'de Elfstedentocht'. This is, if possible, a big ice skating event where people ice skate a 200 km route … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – E van Elfstedentocht

Het alfabet – D van Doe maar gewoon..

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..

Did you know that…? The official languages of the Netherlands

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

Het alfabet – C van cadeautip

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

Het alfabet – B van boterham

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