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Dutch for dummies

Author: Margreet Kwakernaak
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dutch is spoken by 23 million people, mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium, and is an official EU language. For English speakers, written Dutch can be fairly straightforward to pick up, although the pronunciation can be more of a challenge. This simple guidebook and audio CD covers Dutch grammar, pronunciation and everyday phrases, making this vibrant language more accessible to English speakers - whether you're  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margreet Kwakernaak
ISBN: 9780470519868 047051986X
OCLC Number: 191810387
Notes: Includes sound disc.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 7 Chapter 1: You Already Know Some Dutch 9 Chapter 2: Low-cal Grammar: Just the Basics 27 Chapter 3: Number Magic: All Kinds of Counting 49 Part II: Dutch in Action 65 Chapter 4: Greetings and Introductions 67 Chapter 5: Getting to Know Each Other Better 85 Chapter 6: Enjoying a Meal and Eating Out 99 Chapter 7: Shopping til You Drop 131 Chapter 8: Making Leisure a Top Priority 149 Chapter 9: When You Have to Work 177 Part III: Dutch on the Go 199 Chapter 10: Money, Banks, and Post Offices 201 Chapter 11: Asking for Directions 215 Chapter 12: Staying in a Hotel 231 Chapter 13: Using Transport 249 Chapter 14: Coping with Emergencies 283 Part IV: The Part of Tens 303 Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Pick Up Dutch Quickly 305 Chapter 16: Five Things You Should Never Say 309 Chapter 17: Ten Favourite Dutch Expressions 311 Chapter 18: Ten Public Holidays to Remember 315 Chapter 19: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Professional 321 Part V: Appendixes 325 Appendix A: Dutch Verbs 327 Appendix B: Minidictionary 341 Appendix C: About the CD 355 Index 357
Responsibility: Margreet Kwakernaak.

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