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by Dora
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Nouns & articles
Topic: Help Learning De and Het
Replies: 2
Views: 5629

Help Learning De and Het

Here is a new game that can help you learn de and het nouns. http://www.languagestudygames.com/ This is the first in a series of grammar games. They are designed primarily for native English speakers at beginner or intermediate level. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we would love to hear fr...
by Dora
Thu May 03, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Dutch radio
Replies: 22
Views: 25917

Re: Dutch radio

http://www.rnw.nl/nederlands/radioprogramme/klare-taal Just to inform everyone who is interested in Radio Nederland, they will soon cease broadcasting entirely. This is a shame, because it is a very useful learning tool. This program, Klare Taal, has already ended except for one more "best of" show...
by Dora
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: 'eu' klank
Replies: 10
Views: 12397

Re: 'eu' klank

I have noticed that for American speakers the difference between eu and uu is difficult to hear (and reproduce). The problem seems to be that American English does not have any vowel where you constrict your lips as strongly into a tiny circle as you do when e.g. you whistle. Both the uu sound and ...
by Dora
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: 'eu' klank
Replies: 10
Views: 12397

Re: 'eu' klank

The vowels eu, ee and oo change a bit before r, at least in some (most?) accents. Many native people are not really aware of this, but if you listen carefully to for example the oo sounds in boot and boor or beek and beer, you should be able to hear a difference. I'm not sure if this is also the ca...
by Dora
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Nouns & articles
Topic: de of het
Replies: 12
Views: 11714

Re: de of het

Joke wrote:
Dora wrote:If you like that, you might also like this.
Nice!
But it seems to work in IE only. In Firefox and Chrome, I get an empty screen.
There is a known problem with the HTML. Hopefully it will get fixed soon.
by Dora
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Nouns & articles
Topic: de of het
Replies: 12
Views: 11714

Re: de of het

jonasvsl wrote:Hoi Aladar,

Hier: http://lingo-buddy.com/index.php/en/gra ... your-dutch kan je de-het oefeningen doen. Misschien heb je er wat aan,

Jonas
If you like that, you might also like this.
by Dora
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Verbs
Topic: "geloofd" doesnt come under "pocket fish" ?
Replies: 4
Views: 7031

Re: "geloofd" doesnt come under "pocket fish" ?

Quetzal wrote:Pocket fish? I'd never heard of that one... nice. And really not even more random than the Dutch ones. :P
The pocket fish is introduced here: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=Verbs.Re09
by Dora
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: zijn and zijn: homonyms?
Replies: 4
Views: 5485

Re: zijn and zijn: homonyms?

I'm certainly no expert in Dutch, but I do know some things about database and data structure design. It seems to me that if a word has more than one meaning, and crosses more than one category, then it needs to either have multiple entries (one for each category) or a single entry with a list of al...
by Dora
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Resources and Reviews
Topic: Games
Replies: 1
Views: 5482

Games

I found some pretty good games for learning Dutch at http://www.digitaldialects.com/Dutch.htm .

They are pretty basic. Some have sound. They have a lot of other languages, too.

Enjoy.
by Dora
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Spelling Checking software?
Replies: 3
Views: 8237

Re: Spelling Checking software?

In firefox, you can have your spelling checked by adding this add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/nl/firefox/addon/woordenboek-nederlands/ And if you use this, you might wish to also add-on Dictionary Switcher, which lets you toggle easily between two languages, just in case you would like to someti...
by Dora
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: General support, questions & suggestions
Topic: Kwebbelhoekjedag
Replies: 47
Views: 32113

Re: Kwebbelhoekjedag

Sorry, I didn't see this before. I have no idea how to use the chat without logging into the forum, and I rarely log in anymore since it makes me try to decipher one of those evil images. Mostly I fail and it is too frustrating. So, you all will have to chat without me next time.
by Dora
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: General support, questions & suggestions
Topic: Kwebbelhoekjedag
Replies: 47
Views: 32113

Re: Kwebbelhoekjedag

Is it time for another one yet?
by Dora
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: General support, questions & suggestions
Topic: Kwebbelhoekjedag
Replies: 47
Views: 32113

Re: Kwebbelhoekjedag

Not sure how much I'll be there, but look for me with the nickname "verplantster".
by Dora
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: General support, questions & suggestions
Topic: Kwebbelhoekjedag
Replies: 47
Views: 32113

Re: Kwebbelhoekjedag

I can be there for part of the day. We have our holiday party at work that day.
by Dora
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: General support, questions & suggestions
Topic: Kwebbelhoekjedag
Replies: 47
Views: 32113

Re: Kwebbelhoekjedag

We should probably schedule it soon. Is during the week better, or the weekend?