A Crash-course for Distance Learners

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Hans Brinker or the Silver SkatesFor some people the Netherlands is difficult to find on the globe. The country is so small that the name has to be written in the sea. Many Americans are familiar with the story of Hans Brinker; or The Silver Skates. In The Netherlands people know the story of Hans Brinkers, who is supposed to have saved the country by putting his finger in a leak in the dike.
About 130 years ago Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge wrote the famous book Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates.

In her book she writes about The Hero of Haarlem, a blond boy who put his fingers in the dyke to save the city of Haarlem.
Nobody knows if this is a true story, but if so, Hans Brinker(s) mother-tongue was Dutch. And with him now about 15 million people in the Netherlands, about 5 million in Belgium and an estimate of 1 million in the rest of the world speak Dutch.
By the way in Amsterdam there is the Hans Brinker Hotel. Visit their interesting
http://www.hans-brinker.com/ website.

For most people it will be difficult to learn Dutch. We will start with a few words and find out if you like the idea you can switch to
Learn Dutch

To hear the words you can use the sound plug-in of your browser. For a PC you need an audiocard in your computer.

Lesson One = Les Een
Hello, I am Hans Brinker = Hallo,Ik ben Hans Brinker
Who are you? = Wie bent U?
Good morning = Goedemorgen
Good afternoon = Goedemiddag
Good evening = Goedenavond

See the Flashversion of Hallo, Ik ben Hans Brinker

The Dutch Alphabet

Count from 1 to 10

Several people have asked for specific words and sentences.
Here is more Dutch for...

           
Adelaide Ann Anita Beatrice Branja Carine
Cathy Clarice Debbie Erdal Eva Faith
Greg John Jonathan Judy Kally Käthe
Keara Kelly Kenny Kyle Laia La
Linda Melissa Mike Nancy Patty Peter
Rebecca Rob Wanda Zack Zoe Ted
Andrew          
           
The Learn Dutch website is a one persons hobby. Due to the workload the form for requesting Dutch words is removed for some time. It will come back.
           
El sitio Learn Dutch es pasatiempo de una persona. Por motivo de exeso de trabajo la forma para pedir palabras en Holandes esta suspendida por algún tiempo. Pero Volver!!! (Juan Mendoza, Mexico)
           
La pagina de internet Learn Dutch es mantenida por una sola persona como su hobby personal. Por motivos de exceso de trabajo, el formulario para pedir palabras en Holandes no funcionar por algún tiempo. Pero volver !!! (Rosa Ana Lozano, España)
           
Le site web Learn Dutch est le passe-temps d'une seule personne. A causede la charge de travail, le formulaire de demandede mot Flammands a ete retire pour quelque temps. Il sera remis en place.
           
A página "Learn Dutch" é mantida por apenas uma pessoa, como passatempo. Devido ao excesso de trabalho, o formulário
para solicitação de palavras em Dutch poderá ser momentaneamente removido, mas certamente voltará !! (Eduardo Corvo (Brazil))
           
" Il sito di LearnDutch è l'hobby di una persona. Data la mole di lavoro da svolgere, il form per la richiesta di parole in Olandese è stato rimosso per qualche tempo. A breve verrà ripubblicato. (Fulvio Bretto, Italia)"
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