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by Dave114
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: General support, questions & suggestions
Topic: Are more Dutch TV stations now region-restricting content?
Replies: 6
Views: 8715

Re: Are more Dutch TV stations now region-restricting content?

Hi Dave, I`m able to watch all of the links and i`m in the Netherlands (have you accepted cookies) Cookies are on. There was a notification about the website making use of cookies at the top of the page which I dismissed. Still no luck. The ads play, but below is the message that I see when the act...
by Dave114
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: General support, questions & suggestions
Topic: Are more Dutch TV stations now region-restricting content?
Replies: 6
Views: 8715

Are more Dutch TV stations now region-restricting content?

I was trying to watch Dutch television to help improve my ability to understand the language, but noticed that for the past while some of the shows that I was watching no longer seem to be available - their websites are available but I get an error attempting to view any episodes. uitzendinggemist.n...
by Dave114
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Dutch grammar
Topic: Writing out numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 6842

Writing out numbers

I'm trying to figure out counting in Dutch, and the way that the wordlist that I'm learning counting from is written is leaving me confused. (Numbers are only a subset of that list). If I want to write 1013, is it "duizenddertien" or "duizend dertien"? Is 1012 "duizendentwaalf" or "duizend en twaalf...
by Dave114
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Dutch grammar
Topic: Questions about food and cooking related words
Replies: 8
Views: 11403

Re: Questions about food and cooking related words

Thanks everyone for all the help. Bloem is very fine, dusty, meel can be a bit coarser Would I find something called cakemeel in a Dutch grocery store then, as I'd expect that to a fine, dusty flour? What's the difference between "de selderij" and "de bleekselderij"? Bleekselderij zijn de jonge, lic...
by Dave114
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Dutch grammar
Topic: Questions about food and cooking related words
Replies: 8
Views: 11403

Re: Questions about food and cooking related words

A few more questions: "paneermeel" vs. "broodkruimels" - are these interchangeable, or do they represent slightly different things? (The original explanation I received was that paneermeel is slightly more finely ground - not sure if this is true or not). "meel" vs. "bloem" - are these generally int...
by Dave114
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Dutch grammar
Topic: Questions about food and cooking related words
Replies: 8
Views: 11403

Questions about food and cooking related words

I've been trying to work on a list of all sorts of words related to food and eating at memrise, and am trying to debug the resulting list to ensure that there are no errors left in it. "de zwarte boon" or "de zwarteboon" (or is this the wrong translation for a black bean?) "de paprika poeder" or "de...
by Dave114
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Dutch grammar
Topic: When to use accent marks?
Replies: 3
Views: 8852

Re: When to use accent marks?

Interesting. So taking a close look at my dictionary, in the Dutch->English side, when I looked up "een", I couldn't find a version with that possible accents added, but now that I looked up "one" in the English->Dutch side of the dictionary I did find it there. (For the moment I'm defining accents ...
by Dave114
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Dutch grammar
Topic: When to use accent marks?
Replies: 3
Views: 8852

When to use accent marks?

I've got a copy of the New Routledge Duction Dictionary - both the only dictionary listed on this site's "Books" page and the highest ranked Dutch<->English dictionary that I could find on Amazon. Just noticed when looking up "ene" to figure out if it was actually a word that "een" and "een" are bot...
by Dave114
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: A few words I'm trying to clarify the differences between
Replies: 5
Views: 5717

Re: A few words I'm trying to clarify the differences between

MemRise works fairly similarly to flashcards, with an algorithm guessing at how often each word needs to be repeated to ensure that you grasp it. It's based off user-contributed cards, so there's not necessarily a lot of context and not all wordlists are as good as others. The flashcard for volgend ...
by Dave114
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Dutch subtitles
Replies: 6
Views: 10804

Re: Dutch subtitles

Given that the news broadcasts on Uitzendinggemist don't seem to have subtitles actually working, are there any other Dutch news broadcasts that have subtitles available?
by Dave114
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: A few words I'm trying to clarify the differences between
Replies: 5
Views: 5717

Re: A few words I'm trying to clarify the differences between

The differences are not great. "Volgend" kan be used for other things than "aanstande". The latter is pretty much limites to days, weeks. But you can say: "zijn volgende boek zal gaan over ...". Gelukwensen and feliciteren are pretty much synonyms. Feliciteren is bit more posh, but not by much. "Me...
by Dave114
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Different spellings for same word
Replies: 10
Views: 11180

Re: Different spellings for same word

Is the difference between "ongelofelijk" and "ongelooflijk" that one of those is an archaic spelling or is there some slight difference that I'm missing?
by Dave114
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: A few words I'm trying to clarify the differences between
Replies: 5
Views: 5717

A few words I'm trying to clarify the differences between

I've been trying to build up my Dutch vocabulary using MemRise and have found it quite helpful for picking up a fair bit of vocabulary in a hurry. However there are a few similar pairs of words listed there that I'm trying to figure out whether they're interchangable, or if there are some difference...
by Dave114
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: "Language Immersion" voor Chrome - is het waard de tijd?
Replies: 4
Views: 6409

Re: "Language Immersion" voor Chrome - is het waard de tijd?

Just a tip, in Dutch we say "is het de tijd waard?" A related expression is "is it worth the effort" which translates as "is het de moeite waard?" or simply "is het de moeite?" But, I think the last one might only be said in Flanders. Thanks for the advice! I've definitely got a long way to go figu...
by Dave114
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: "Language Immersion" voor Chrome - is het waard de tijd?
Replies: 4
Views: 6409

"Language Immersion" voor Chrome - is het waard de tijd?

A few days ago I came across Language Immersion for Google Chrome which allows you to select a level of fluency and, based on that, it'll partially translate webpages into the selected language for you (and allow you to restore the original language of a portion by clicking on it). I'm curious if an...