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According to many, the word order is one of the hardest parts of the Dutch language. If you are also struggling with subordinate clauses, inversion and the like, this is the place to be.
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Post by Fabiola » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:16 pm


'I love listening to Nirvana' is in Dutch 'Ik hou van luisteren naar Nirvana'
or 'Ik hou naar Nirvana van luisteren' ?

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Post by Joke » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:40 pm

The first option is grammatically correct, the second is not. However, I'd rather say it differently. The combination houden van + other verb + object sounds a bit clumsy.
Without object, it's ok:
Ik hou van lezen.
Ik hou van dansen.

But in a sentence with a direct object I'd rather phrase it differently:
Ik luister graag naar Nirvana.
Ik lees graag historische romans.
Ik dans graag de tango.

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