Laura speaks Dutch #48: Top 10 places to visit

This time we start off on a list of favorite places you could visit in the Netherlands and are fun according to me. Of course this list is totally Brenno and not based on anything objective. However I think it is fun and brings back the counting. Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #48: Top 10 places to visit

Laura speaks Dutch #47: Singular or Plural

In this episode I’m going to give you people a hard time, because you really will have to work on some grammar. This time we focus on singular that turns in to plural. How does that work? Let’s find out.
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Laura speaks Dutch #46: Do you believe in fairy tales?

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.
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Laura speaks Dutch #45: Back to school

After a while I finally had the time to make a new show. Hopefully you like to go back to school. That is also today’s subject: school. We talk about the education and how the systems works in general. I hope you like it.
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Laura speaks Dutch #44: Do you speak English?

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?

Merry Christmas to y’all!

Dear all,

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!

Yours,

Brenno de Winter

Laura speaks Dutch #43: Going to the Doctor and the police speaks out!

Mayor Job Cohen does the Chanoekkah PrayerIn 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!

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Laura speaks Dutch #42: Talking to kids

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.

Also at the very end of the show there is an interview I had with Radio Netherlands Worldwide for a new and fun program called Curious Orange. But let’s go our lesson first.

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