Translation exercises

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Translation exercises

Post by Crecker » Wed May 28, 2014 8:26 pm

Hi there! :)

This is my "problem": I don't feel the real necessity to learn Dutch! My partner speaks Italian and, in the world where we live, English is the key for everything. So, unless my partner is going to ask me to marry and has bought two one-way tickets to Belgium with tomorrow as leaving date and wants to live happily ever after, it is absolutely necessary to find a way to keep studying this wonderful language.

Here another problem: my vocabulary is very very very small, so I was wondering if any of you knows any websites where I can find translation exercises (both English to Dutch and Dutch to English).

I have the will to keep studying, but I must find a stronger reason to do it! While I'm living in Italy, it just seems to be unnecessary and since university occupies already a big slice of my time I'm afraid that one day I'll drop.

Thank you for reading, understanding and helping! :)

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Re: Translation exercises

Post by Iouri » Wed May 28, 2014 8:30 pm

http://learnpractice.com/

This is a good site to learn new words

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Re: Translation exercises

Post by ngonyama » Wed May 28, 2014 9:47 pm

I don't think any site can convince your partner to abduct you to Belgium. :D

But one thing you could do is become active on nl.wiktionary.org and add some Italian there. I have been brushing up my Russian by adding Dutch words on ru.wiktionary.org and I am starting to read it more easily now. Of course the vocabulary I learn is rather linguistic, but you can pick and choose what you want to work on. Perhaps start with sapere or so? :P

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Re: Translation exercises

Post by Iouri » Wed May 28, 2014 10:03 pm

ngonyama

Skype me. I will brush your Russian
If you want to, my email is iboutchkine@gmail.com

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Re: Translation exercises

Post by Crecker » Thu May 29, 2014 11:42 am

Thank you everyone!! :) I will try both LearnPractice.com and the Wikitionary! :) You all are always very helpful!

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Re: Translation exercises

Post by Ruud » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:21 am

You can also make a free account here: www.wrts.nl
Then you can download (=overnemen) www.uxeley1.wrts.nl

Here you will find simple sentences with Dutch pronunciation.

Enjoy !

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