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Het alfabet – Z van zwartepietendiscussie

Het last letter of the Dutch alfabet is Z, pronounced as https://videopress.com/v/x6uTnQDX?preloadContent=metadata Every year as soon as Sinterklaas enters the Netherlands, the ‘zwartepietendiscussie’ starts again. It is a discussion about the black helpers of Sinterklaas (zwarte pieten). For many years ‘zwarte piet’ was part of Sinterklaas, just like the presents, poems and pepernoten. This changed … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – Z van zwartepietendiscussie

Het alfabet – V van vrijheid van meningsuiting

The V in Dutch is pronounced as https://videopress.com/v/Cvr8KrDP?preloadContent=metadata On of the most important things in the Dutch culture is the freedom of expression (vrijheid van meningsuiting). Everyone is free to give their opinion and to tell what they think. Giving your opinion is something that is completely normal in the Netherlands but can feel offensive … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – V van vrijheid van meningsuiting

Het alfabet – T van trein ergernissen

In Dutch the T is pronounced as https://videopress.com/v/TfxZ2STy?preloadContent=metadata On of the things that Dutch people like to complain about, besides the weather, is a trip by train. Some examples that cause annoyance (ergernis) by people are delays, crowded trains which make it impossible to find a seat and noisy fellow travelers. As soon as automn … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – T van trein ergernissen

Het alfabet – S van splitten

In Dutch we pronounce the S as https://videopress.com/v/hBQtkzfQ?preloadContent=metadata In the Netherlands is very common to split the bill after a dinner or drinks with friends. Sometimes the bill is splitted between the amount of people who are present, but it can also happen that everyone is just paying for the food and drinks he had. … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – S van splitten

Het alfabet – R van rookworst

Like the G, the R is also a difficult letter to pronounce. Watch the video below to hear how it sounds. If you have difficulties with pronouncing it, you can click here. https://videopress.com/v/BeiwcwSp?preloadContent=metadata ‘Rookworst’ is just as typical Dutch as ‘drop’, ‘stroopwafels’ and ‘bitterballen’. The most famous ones are the HEMA rookworst and the UNOX … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – R van rookworst

Het alfabet – P van plannen

The P in Dutch sounds similar to the B but there is a small difference. https://videopress.com/v/cqYvndGK?preloadContent=metadata If there is one thing you should get used to when you life in the Netherlands is ‘plannen’ (to plan). Spontanously visiting friends might be causing trouble because they already have plans for the day. They will tell you … Meer lezen over Het alfabet – P van plannen