[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
[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
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
[Read in Dutch/Italian] Since I came to the Netherlands, I wanted to learn Dutch to use the Dutch language in everyday life. Of course, you think. But really, knowing Dutch, does not imply directly speaking Dutch. After three years of Dutch courses, in which I dared to speak only in the class, I finally started … Continue reading How do I start speaking Dutch, by real?
[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 . 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?