Laura speaks Dutch #12: Special: Country without Government

This time we have a special podcast dedicated to the political situation in the Netherlands. The government stepped down over disagreement on the Asylumcase of a Somali-born lawmaker. Of course we learn some words as well:

  • Politics | Politiek
  • The Administration (Government) stepped down| De regering is afgetreden
  • Elections | Verkiezingen
  • Parliament | Parlement
  • Members of Parliament | Parlementsleden

Laura speaks Dutch #11: Grammar I/You/She/He/They and to be

This pub was all orange (oranje) now they have to repaintThis podcast is dealing with some grammar. Am I angry with you listeners that I do that? You bet! The Netherlands were kicked out of the world championships socker and that’s sad of course. So I take it out on you with some grammar. So hard work this time, not the most energizing but it has to be done. Still I hope you enjoy it. Read on to see what you learn.

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Laura speaks Dutch #10: Colors of the wind

This episode is one of several smaller ones that deals with certain words to beef up the vocabulary or some specifics. They don’t last as long and help you picking the language up a little bit sooner. This time we focus on the most famous colors and make up for something I forgot last time.

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Laura speaks Dutch #9: Talking to your sweetheart

In this episode we focus on the phrases that help loved to meet and of course to do the nescessary maintance on the relationship. You won’t learn explicit language here, but things you ought to know at least. Given the initial goal of the podcast this episode was long overdue. Here’s what you learn:

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Laura speaks Dutch #8: Check-in to the hotel

In this episode we’re going to check-in to our hotel. Asking for the room, etc. After that you’ll receive some general information on hotel in the Netherlands. Here’s what you learn:

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Laura speaks Dutch #7: The worldcup soccer

Many of you will be well aware that this week the world championships soccer start. For the Netherlands this is a big thing, especially since we qualified to play. Soccer is important and especially during these games. So it is useful to know some words, some phrases to make a good impression and of course I’ll tell you all about the background. Why are we all orange? Why do we need to win from Germany? Is it safe to go to the pub and watch a game?

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Laura speaks Dutch #6: Public transportation

This time we focus on public transportation. Even though we complain a lot about the public transport we actually have a good system that is quite reliable. Despite some small delays it covers the vast majority of our country.

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