Laura speaks Dutch 28: Meeting family in the Netherlands

In this episode we do something very difficult. I got an e-mail with a problem I know only tooThe mills at Kinderdijk well: you have family abroad and you have never met them before. How do you survive that? We’ll get you started on the conversation followed by a touristy tip that I did with Laura as well during her last visit.

Here are the things you’ll learn in this episode:

Shaun:

Hello. How nice to finally meet you. | Hallo! Wat leuk jullie eindelijk eens te ontmoeten (plural)

Hello. How nice to finally meet you. | Hallo! Wat leuk je eindelijk eens te ontmoeten (single)

My name is Shaun| Mijn naam is Shaun

 

 

Brenno:

Hi Shaun I’m Brenno. I think it is very nice to meet you too. | Ha Shaun ik ben dus Brenno. Ik vind het ook heel erg leuk je te ontmoeten.

Did you have a good trip? | Heb je een goede reis gehad?

 

 

Shaun:

Oh sure. Everything was easy going and pleasant. | Oh zeker. Alles liep eenvoudig en plezierig.

 

Brenno:

Nice! | Fijn!

 

 

Shaun:

I did see the pictures, but seeing you in real life is much more fun. You look good! | Ik heb de foto’s gezien, maar in werkelijkheid is dit veel leuker! Je ziet er goed uit!

 

 

Brenno:

You can say that for sure | Dat mag je wel zeggen

What would you like to do? | Wat vind je leuk om te gaan doen?

 

 

Shaun:

I’d love to see some windmills | Ik zou graag wat molens bekijken.

 

 

Brenno:

Then I have a good plan: Let’s go to Kinderdijk. | Dan heb ik een idee: laten we naar Kinderdijk gaan.

 

 

Shaun:

Good idea I read about it. Sounds like fun. | Goed idee! Ik heb erover gelezen en dat klinkt leuk

 

 

Brenno:

Absolutely! Hop in my car and let’s go! | Absoluut! Stap maar in mijn auto, dan gaan we.

 

3 thoughts on “Laura speaks Dutch 28: Meeting family in the Netherlands”

  1. hi i just started listening to this and i think it is absolutely wonderful and very very helpful! i have one suggestion though. i think it would help alot if you broke up a sentence such as “Hallo! Wat leuk jullie eindelijk eens te ontmoeten” into different parts. for example, there is no way i could learn that sentence just by listening. i had to look at the sentence so i could follow each individual word and get the pronunciation right. otherwise it was like trying to say one long sound without knowing the different words.

    it would help to say the sentence once in its entirety and then say the individual parts with their meaning and then the whole sentence again.

  2. Hi! I just found your podcast today and it’s totally helpful! The way you pronounce things slowly and clearly is very good for beginner like me (and the others!) 🙂

    I’m going to be in The Netherlands and Belgium for a few months. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderul source. I can’t wait for next episode.

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