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Teach Yourself Beginner's Dutch

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Overview

For those who find learning a new language daunting, the Teach Yourself Beginner's Language Series is just what the language teacher ordered. Each friendly and practical course introduces the new language without overwhelming the learner and includes:

  • Lively dialogues and exercises
  • A helpful pronunciation section
  • Manageable lists of practical vocabulary
  • A glossary of grammar terms
  • Hints on how to make learning easy
  • Fascinating language and cultural information
  • Accompanying dialogue recordings on CD

Gerdi Quist and Dennis Strik have extensive experience in language teaching at various levles and currently lecture in Dutch at University College London.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071424165
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerdi Quist and Dennis Strik have extensive experience in language teaching at various levles and currently lecture in Dutch at University College London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Pronunciation and spelling xi
1 Ik ben verpleegster: I am a nurse 1
How to talk about yourself
How to provide others with information
How to introduce others
How to name some professions
2 Waar woont u? Where do you live? 10
How to ask for information and directions
How to greet someone and ask how they are
How to ask and tell the time
3 In de supermarkt: In the supermarket 28
How to go shopping
How to ask for prices
How to name several kinds of food
4 Zij houdt van moderne kleren: She likes modern clothes 39
How to talk about your family
How to talk about likes and dislikes in relation to clothes and food
How to say that something is yours or someone else's
5 Geeft u mij maar een pilsje: A lager for me, please 53
How to order food and drink
6 Ga je vaak naar de bioscoop? Do you go to the cinema a lot? 62
How to ask yes and no questions
How to answer them
How to say what country you are from
How to fill in a form
7 Wat ga je doen? What are you going to do? 73
How to talk about your interests
How to talk about the week ahead
How to say what you have to do
How to say what you want to do
How to say what you are going to do
8 Dat is stukken duurder: That's much more expensive 85
How to compare things
9 Ogenblikje, ik verbind u even door: Hold on a moment, I'll just put you through 94
How to arrange to meet somewhere
How to have a telephone conversation
10 Kom binnen: Come in 103
How to give and follow instructions
How to understand recipes
How to talk about the environment
11 Op vakantie: On holiday 112
How to talk about holidays
How to express preferences and opinions
12 Thuis en op het werk: At home and at work 124
How to talk about work
How to talk about preferences
How to talk about people's personalities
How to read longer and more complicated texts
13 Typisch Nederlands: Typically Dutch 134
How to talk about the present including the past
How to recognise and use little words frequently used in speech
How to give reasons
How to use more complex language
Key to the exercises 154
Grammar summary 166
Dutch-English vocabulary 185
English-Dutch vocabulary 197
Index 209
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