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by estarling
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: uitkijken
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: uitkijken

Hello K. The case is simple. When you follow a Dutch language course in a school or university you get the support of your good teacher. But here online you get an unconditional support from these wonderful volunteer language experts. ''Chatting'' with them it is already a great achievement. Belive ...
by estarling
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: uitkijken
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: uitkijken

But why couldn't I find a similar one in the several grammatical sites (neither in "dutchgrammar.com" and neither in his "How flexible is a Dutch sentence" section - http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=WordOrder.66 !) and grammar books? Or was I only not indefatigable enough? The poor dutch student c...
by estarling
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Exercises
Topic: What is the correct preposition?
Replies: 10
Views: 3241

Re: What is the correct preposition?

Hallo Ruud, Ik moet zeggen dat je vertaling meer fijner dan de mijne is. Maar ik ben het niet totaal met je eens over de zevende zin. Voor mij, vertalen 'groot' als 'great' is hier een beetje overdrijvend. Wat vind je over deze variant? 7.Suddenly, to the deep shock of the man, a bird flew up with a...
by estarling
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Exercises
Topic: What is the correct preposition?
Replies: 10
Views: 3241

Re: What is the correct preposition?

Bedankt Ruud. Ik waardeer je moeite.
Ik zal je vertaling deze dagen analizeren.
Maar nu, heb ik bijna geen Internet verbinding
vanaf mijn heden positie op zee.Tot straks.
by estarling
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Verbs
Topic: Subjunctive
Replies: 10
Views: 6797

Re: Subjunctive

Ik vind jullie gesprek en de ontleding heel nuttig en interessant.
Af en toe komen we zulke uitdrukkingen tegen.
by estarling
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Uitdrukkingen
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Uitdrukkingen

Dankuwel Frank. Alles heel duidelijk en behulpzaam.
by estarling
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Uitdrukkingen
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Uitdrukkingen

Hallo, Niet lang geleden heb ik een roman gelezen. In die tekst zijn er enkele uitdrukkingen en woorden die ik niet volledig kon verstaan. Hieronder enkelen van ze. Kunnen jullie ze hier een beetje uitleggen? 1. Kat bedwong zich en antwoordde niet. 2. Je gedraagt als een verwend nest . 3. ‘’Denk je ...
by estarling
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Why Dutch?
Topic: Hallo
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Hallo

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by estarling
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

Well, I pushed it a bit too far. :-)
How is going with your Dutch learning process?
Have you completed it, or was not your case?
by estarling
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

... being a 'grafisch-technicus' I always liked how design can be used to get a message across (although I hate Neville Brody's work: more about art than about the message). Van Ostayen's "Boem paukenslag!" http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tA7MIar2zn0/TSUOa_YqzpI/AAAAAAAAABE/R6KIUrIadTE/w1200-h630-p-k-no-...
by estarling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

OOTE, door Jan Hanlo Oote oote oote Boe Oote oote Oote oote oote boe Oe oe Oe oe oote oote oote A A a a Oote a a a Oote oe oe Oe oe oe Oe oe oe oe oe Oe oe oe oe oe Oe oe oe oe oe oe oe Oe oe oe etc. Oote oote oote Eh eh euh Euh euh etc. Oote oote oote boe etc. etc. etc. Hoe boe hoe boe Hoe boe hoe...
by estarling
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

I was thinking about this yesterday and my conclusion was that everything goes as long as it makes sense. Yes, nice said: Everything goes as long as it makes sense. On the other hand a total freedom of expression leads not always to a logical result. A poem comes out partly as an enigma, partly as ...
by estarling
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

Hello Ngonyama. This is because you pushed the subject towards poetry... :-) Writing poems in various languages, I guess, you may have some flexibility in overruling the word order for the sake of rhyme, rhythm or pace. I wonder if doing poetry in Dutch you may take some liberty of expression for ab...
by estarling
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: General principle of Dutch word order
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: General principle of Dutch word order

Perhaps, this makes communication in Dutch more effective.
You can't afford to interrupt your interlocutor at any point,
you have to follow the speaker till the end of his statement
thus to be able to get the right meaning and give back a proper answer.
by estarling
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Why Dutch?
Topic: Why Dutch?
Replies: 500
Views: 338408

Re: Why Dutch?

Hoi! Wat is de reden om jouw vriendin te verrassen?
Is ze uit Nederland of Belgie, of is ze daar aan het studeren?