Colloquial Dutch

Colloquial Dutch : A Complete Language Course

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Colloquial Dutch: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Dutch as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Dutch in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Dutch is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: * A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills * Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar * An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises * Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations * Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in the Netherlands. * An overview of the sounds of Dutch Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Dutch is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Dutch. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1138949671
  • 9781138949676

Table of contents

1. Piet en Pauline en hun kinderen Piet and Pauline and their children 2. Nederland en Belgie The Netherlands and Belgium 3. Bij de groenteboer At the greengrocer's 4. Telefoneren Telephoning 5. Bij Piet en Pauline At Piet and Pauline's 6. Fietsen Cycling 7. Pannekoeken Pancakes 8. Piets ouders zijn op visite Piet's parents are visiting 9. Na het ontbijt After breakfast 10. Pauline is haar horloge kwijt Pauline can't find her watch 11. Een retourtje Maastricht, alstublieft A return ticket to Maastricht, please 12. Pauline's ouders komen naar Nederland Pauline's parents come to the Netherlands 13. Pauline doet de was Pauline is doing the washing 14. Er zijn eekhoorns in de tuin There are squirrels in the garden 15. Wat heb je met de kerstkaarten gedaan? What have you done with the Christmas cards? 16. Piet is op school Piet is at school 17. Marius wil gaan spelen Marius wants to go and play Key to the exercises Alphabetical list of irregular verbs Glossary of grammatical terms English-Dutch glossary Dutch-English glossary Indexshow more

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