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Posts with tips about the Dutch language

Boeie! Dutch phrase of the week

The meaning of boeie

The Shallow Man has long recommended that the best way to understand, shock and irritate the Dutch is to actually speak their language. Also for those single expats out there, nothing gets the Dutch females out of their flat shoes, than a few words in Dutch, no matter how badly …

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Learn Dutch! Contact Koentact

Learning Dutch

In previous posts, the Shallow Man has often recommended that expats learn Dutch. I’m well aware of the reasons why people decide not to do so. For example You’re only planning on staying in the Netherlands for a couple of years, after which you’ll return home and have no use …

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Essential Dutch phrases part two

Niet Leuk

The Shallow Man stands accused of being….shallow! In an attempt to explain to my readers the meanings of some often used Dutch phrases, I put together a post on the subject. This led to the following comment from a dissatisfied reader.  “This list is totally rubbish! Essential Dutch phrases and you …

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Seven Essential Dutch Phrases

Seven essential Dutch Phrases explained On a cold rainy day in August, the Shallow Man had more appointments to keep than an escort in the center of Amsterdam, so quickly put together this drive by posting. I read a post on the Dutch Review called how to speak Dutch in seven …

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A good way to learn Dutch

Learn Dutch watching Dutch braindead TV The Shallow Man loves TV Drama. I grew up watching some great series, the Singing Detective, Our Friends in the North, and the Edge of Darkness to name but a few. In recent years, I’ve loved the Soprano’s, the boardwalk empire, Dexter, Luther and …

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