Why Dutch?

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Why Dutch?

Just out of curiosity
96
20%
Settling in Holland / Belgium
58
12%
Work in Holland / Belgium
53
11%
Study in Holland / Belgium
33
7%
Preparing for the Inburgeringsexamen
6
1%
Dutch speaking parents
17
4%
Dutch speaking partner
105
22%
Other
101
22%
 
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Re: Why Dutch?

Post by estarling » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:26 am

Hoi! Wat is de reden om jouw vriendin te verrassen?
Is ze uit Nederland of Belgie, of is ze daar aan het studeren?
***** De onderlijning van fouten en de kritiek over deze tekst zijn welkom.

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Re: Why Dutch?

Post by Out of Touch » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:32 am

estarling wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:26 am
Hoi! Wat is de reden om jouw vriendin te verrassen?
Is ze uit Nederland of Belgie, of is ze daar aan het studeren?
Gewoon om haar echt te verrassen. Ze is geboren en opgewekt in België.
Ik ben je schild. Ik ben je zwaard.

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Re: Why Dutch?

Post by BrutallyFrank » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:15 am

Out of Touch wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:32 am
estarling wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:26 am
Hoi! Wat is de reden om jouw vriendin te verrassen?
Is ze uit Nederland of Belgie, of is ze daar aan het studeren?
Gewoon om haar echt te verrassen. Ze is geboren en opgewekt verwekt in België.
'Opgewekt' means 'happy, delighted', 'verwekt' means 'conceived'. Usually people just mention that someone is born somewhere, but they don't mention where they are conceived. May be a bit prude, but we're not interested where people have sex. Not a taboo, just saying ...

But I'm happy to see that you wrote 'verrassen' correctly! =D>
"Moenie worrie nie, alles sal reg kom" (maar hy het nie gesê wanneer nie!)

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Re: Why Dutch?

Post by Out of Touch » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:59 pm

BrutallyFrank wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:15 am
Out of Touch wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:32 am
estarling wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:26 am
Hoi! Wat is de reden om jouw vriendin te verrassen?
Is ze uit Nederland of Belgie, of is ze daar aan het studeren?
Gewoon om haar echt te verrassen. Ze is geboren en opgewekt verwekt in België.
'Opgewekt' means 'happy, delighted', 'verwekt' means 'conceived'. Usually people just mention that someone is born somewhere, but they don't mention where they are conceived. May be a bit prude, but we're not interested where people have sex. Not a taboo, just saying ...

But I'm happy to see that you wrote 'verrassen' correctly! =D>
It was supposed to say "born and raised."
Ik ben je schild. Ik ben je zwaard.

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Re: Why Dutch?

Post by BrutallyFrank » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:06 pm

Born and raised = geboren en getogen
"Moenie worrie nie, alles sal reg kom" (maar hy het nie gesê wanneer nie!)

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Re: Why Dutch?

Post by Ablaeuqud » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:36 pm

Well... Why not? :roll:
Dunno, I have sympathy for Dutch people, always looked so nice to me... I can't promise I will learn, but I'll try to understand better the culture through language!
And I don't know where I'll be tonight
But I'll always tell you where I am...
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