Reading Dutch books

Ideas for learning Dutch. What have you tried? What worked for you? What did not work for you?
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Reading Dutch books

Post by fabriciocarraro » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:04 pm

Hallo allemaal!

Recently I've received 3 Dutch books for my birthday, since my friend knows that I'm learning Dutch. I've been studying Dutch for about 5 months, and my level is not above the basics, but I think this will be a great experience and that it'll help me so much!

Have you guys ever read a Dutch book with a dictionary on the side? Did you succeed? Wasn't it boring, or overwhelming in some way after some time?

Dank jullie wel! =)

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Re: Reading Dutch books

Post by Grytolle » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:50 pm

I always found it too overwhelming to read such long texts thoroughly with a dictionary. When I wanted to do extensive reading, I'd stick to a longer news article. I used books for extensive reading though: I only looked up the words that were essential to the story, or that interested me particularily

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