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Leisure, hobbies and sports.
Video lesson 13 is about leisure, hobbies and sports in Dutch. The lesson deals with the most import ways the Dutch spend their free time. For the Dutch it is very important; it is highly uncommon in a Dutch company to call an employee “about work” while he/she is enjoying leisure or holidays.
Most hobbies, the Dutch do within an association, which is run by volunteers, or parents (when it is about the children’s hobbies). And for people who are new in the Netherlands… to become a member of an association is an ideal way of integration and getting to know people: you easily become one of them. So if you like to play tennis… just find the tennis club in your village. You pay a membership fee (contributie), which gives you unlimited use to play, which is much lower than commercially renting a tennis field. In return you will also do your “volunteer” part and for example serve the club’s bar twice a year. But you directly will meet new friends!
|vrije tijd||leisure time|
|de hobby||the hobby|
|de vakantie||the holiday|
|kamperen||to camp out|
|het strand||the beach|
|het pretpark||the theme park|
|de taal||the language|
|een taal leren||to learn a language|
|wandelen||to go for a walk|
|tennissen||to play tennis|
|hockeyen||to play hockey|
|borrelen||to have a drink|
|uit eten gaan||to go out for dinner|
|uitgaan||to go out|
|stappen||to go out (and drink)|
|dronken zijn||being drunk|
|een verjaardag vieren||to celebrate a birthday|
|hij is jarig||it’s his birthday|
|winkelen||to go shopping|