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I really want to learn Dutch and wanted to know if there is any books or websites that you recommend
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Duolingo is a great app and website to learn loads of languages. I'm currently learning Danish with it


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memrise - for vocab
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Try Brainscape - I'm currently learning Mandarin with them - its really easy to pick it up with the way they teach it
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Move to the Netherlands.
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Move to the Netherlands.
lmaoo XD
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memrise - for vocab
Memrise in general is the best
http://www.memrise.com/course/70005/basic-dutch-i/
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I really want to learn Dutch and wanted to know if there is any books or websites that you recommend
I highly recommend using Duolingo, you can learn Dutch as well as many other languages like French, Spanish etc and there's an app that you can use on the go to learn a new language.
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lmaoo XD
Well... it might not be very practical but it's not bad advice. It's the fastest way of learning the language.
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SeanFM You might find this thread helpful.
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Well... it might not be very practical but it's not bad advice. It's the fastest way of learning the language.
can't say i disagree. ;P I'm a I-wanna-learn-Japanese type of person so i watch subbed anime and so far i've learnt alot i guess
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can't say i disagree. ;P I'm a I-wanna-learn-Japanese type of person so i watch subbed anime and so far i've learnt alot i guess
I'm also a I-wanna-learn-Japanese person; I can recommend WaniKani!
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I'm also a I-wanna-learn-Japanese person; I can recommend WaniKani!
cool! thanks!!
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There are summer schools at Leiden, Tilburg or Utrecht. I found this the best way and went to Utrecht.

Goed geluk!
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SeanFM You might find this thread helpful.
Yesss thanks, I watching it now :ninjagirl:
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To be fluent in day-to-day vocab, you're gonna need a vocabulary of around two and a half thousand words. One thousand if you're just aiming to take it to a conversational level. Or if you really want a good understanding of the knowledge, as well as the ability to discuss more complex topics, aim for five to ten thousand.

Seeing as it sounds rather daunting to leap for ten thousand words, I would start by going for the thousand in order to get a grasp of the language and figure out if you want to take it much further. To be motivated to learn a language you have to be interested in the country itself, or you'll find the words quickly slipping out of your memory.

I would check out the website Fluent in 3 Months for general tips on language-learning (how to become fluent quickly, how to make the learning process enjoyable, staying motivated, etc.)
I use Memrise to learn Mandarin, and it's great for your vocabulary but can get a little tedious from time to time through its inane repetition and merciless 'no-mistakes' system.
Duolingo may well be the place to start as it will teach you approximately 1.5k words and allows you to build sentences from the get-go.
It's incredibly important to understand basic grammar. I read lots of articles on About.com for this.
If you're feeling confident, try out italki to converse with native speakers over videochat.

Once your comprehension is better in the language I would really recommend listening to some Dutch radio, checking out Dutch websites, reading Dutch, and so on. You'll be amazed at how quickly you absorb words - even if you don't recognise one you'll probably get the gist of what it means from the context.
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To be fluent in day-to-day vocab, you're gonna need a vocabulary of around two and a half thousand words. One thousand if you're just aiming to take it to a conversational level. Or if you really want a good understanding of the knowledge, as well as the ability to discuss more complex topics, aim for five to ten thousand.

Seeing as it sounds rather daunting to leap for ten thousand words, I would start by going for the thousand in order to get a grasp of the language and figure out if you want to take it much further. To be motivated to learn a language you have to be interested in the country itself, or you'll find the words quickly slipping out of your memory.

I would check out the website Fluent in 3 Months for general tips on language-learning (how to become fluent quickly, how to make the learning process enjoyable, staying motivated, etc.)
I use Memrise to learn Mandarin, and it's great for your vocabulary but can get a little tedious from time to time through its inane repetition and merciless 'no-mistakes' system.
Duolingo may well be the place to start as it will teach you approximately 1.5k words and allows you to build sentences from the get-go.
It's incredibly important to understand basic grammar. I read lots of articles on About.com for this.
If you're feeling confident, try out italki to converse with native speakers over videochat.

Once your comprehension is better in the language I would really recommend listening to some Dutch radio, checking out Dutch websites, reading Dutch, and so on. You'll be amazed at how quickly you absorb words - even if you don't recognise one you'll probably get the gist of what it means from the context.
thank you so much really helpful !!! great idea
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Duolingo is amaaaaaaazing
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SeanFM You might find this thread helpful.
Slap yourself, you fool!
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Duolingo... Very interactive, and gives you a solid basis. Sometimes could be better on explaining rules and introducing new things with a bit more background, but it gets you there. They have added a voice function recently but I don't know how precise it is.

On moving to the Netherlands, I would fully recommend having a good background. Unlike French and Spanish people for example, they will immediately switch into English if your Dutch shows signs of being not fluent in any way. This is handy for convenience, but not great for learning a language. You must be very persistent and insistent that people speak Dutch to you as Dutch people have a very high English level and prefer speaking that to you than hearing you butcher their language.
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