Today is April 1st and it is not possible to deal with a serious subject then. So let’s start off with a whole different subject: fairy tales or sprookjes in Dutch. It’s a fun subject and off course I throw in as many useful words as I can. Thank you Martin Lewison from New York for bringing this to my attention! So read on and see what you really must know about that. Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #46: Do you believe in fairy tales?→
Sorry for keeping you waiting a bit, but here is a brand new Laura speaks Dutch. In this episode we talk about speaking English, intimate (gezellig), food and other important stuff. With regard to Your question answered we have a question on the use of the J. Sometimes we say that character (Ja) and sometimes we don’t (Wij, Vijf, etc.). Also we learn about the difference between ij (long ij) and ei (short ij). Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #44: Do you speak English?→
Thanks for your continued support over the last year, the fload of e-mails, the feedback, the many compliments and the mails of support. That was really special and remarkable. It is funny to see that the podcast touches so many people. Even though the relationship with Laura is over this is still fun to do. I hope you people have a great Christmas (if you celebrate it) and continue to learn Dutch in 2008. I look forward to serving you then!
In this episode we have several interesting things going on. We start by going to the doctor and complain about pain. After the lesson we focus on a whole different kind-of-thing: people that are being searched in the Netherlands without a warrant. The Paul Koetsier, spokesperson for the police in Gelderland, explains why. Finally we end with a prayer (see photo) at the Dam-square where mayor Job Cohen prays and then lits the Channukah-torch. This was the first time ever!
In this episode we are going to help out Becky. She is coming to the Netherlands as an Au Pairs and she wants to be able to say some things to the kids. So we made up a list of things you can say. Of course many of the sentence are useful in a context with grown ups (if we ever do). Also as of now we have the section “Your question answered”, where your questions will be investigated and answered. The first question is quite urgent, since Jennifer wants to know why Sinterklaas comes from Spain. The answer …. is in this show.
Yesterday I asked for help on the translation of the Japanese article today somebody helped me out! Mao-Yuan Kao sent me the translation. Thanks!! It turns out that this is the Reuters-article translated from English to Japanese and now back again. What incredibly cool! Continue reading Article on Laura speaks Dutch in Japanese. Cool!→