Parts of the speech

[Read in Dutch/Italian] Today I wanted to write a post about pronouns and corresponding personal adjectives, to tidy up my grammar a little. When I was still taking courses, I was extremely careful to the grammar rules as I was trying to speak Dutch. But now I notice that these rules are slowly vanishing with … Continue reading Parts of the speech

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10 reasons to learn Dutch

[Read in Dutch/Italian] Some time ago I have written a post with tips to get to speak Dutch (how do I start speaking Dutch, by real?). "Why should you want it? You can perfectly survive in the Netherlands without speaking Dutch." That's absolutely true, but I am still convinced that speaking the language of the … Continue reading 10 reasons to learn Dutch

7 free resources for Dutch self-study

Learning Dutch, for free. Here my selection of free resources: [read in Italian] http://www.dutchgrammar.com here the Dutch grammar is complete and comprehensive - even better than a book in my opinion. http://www.learndutch.org/online-dutch-course/ analogous to a basic language course: each lesson presents a video, a list of 25 words to memorize and some exercises. Perfect for beginners. … Continue reading 7 free resources for Dutch self-study

De or het?

[Available also in Dutch/Italian] Due to a renewal of the Dutch language started in the 19th century, knowing the gender (masculine/feminine) is no longer necessary [1]. However, it remains the distinction between the neuters (het words) and other words (de words), and its knowledge is not just a matter of fashionable use of the language: the … Continue reading De or het?