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by tommus
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Memory for moving and static images
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Memory for moving and static images

Thank you very much for this idea. I don't plan to use the animated images for flash cards. However ... You inspired me to think of a perfect application. Show interesting animated images to your Skype (or other) language partner and have your partner describe what is going on. Then you both can dis...
by tommus
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Questions about Dutch sentences
Replies: 94
Views: 2041

Re: Questions about Dutch sentences

"Het bevriest."
"Het vriest."
It freezes. It is freezing.

Are both Dutch sentences correct? Do they mean exactly the same thing? If so, why the difference?
by tommus
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Questions about Dutch sentences
Replies: 94
Views: 2041

Re: Questions about Dutch sentences

"Daar zijn verschillende redenen voor."
"Er zijn verschillende redenen voor."
There are various reasons [for it].

Are both "daar" and "er" correct? Is there any subtle difference? Do they depend on any context? Are they equally common?
by tommus
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: How's the new server performing?
Replies: 17
Views: 385

Re: How's the new server performing?

Based on a sample of two check-ins and reading several posts, I think the new Forum setup is working perfectly. Very fast. Thanks again to emk and rdearman for their stellar work on our behalf. I'm sure it will become a separate thread but we the membership need to step forward and financially bear ...
by tommus
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Esdoornblad Dutch Log
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Esdoornblad Dutch Log

We woonden zes jaar in Wassenaar, in de buurt van Den Haag. Ik werkte in Scheveningen. Net als de Nederlanders, fietste ik naar het werk. We verkenden Nederland met de fiets. Ik zette in zes jaar meer dan 18.000 km op mijn nieuwe Nederlandse fiets. Ja. De Nederlanders willen om Engels te spreken. Te...
by tommus
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Questions about Dutch sentences
Replies: 94
Views: 2041

Re: Questions about Dutch sentences

"Ik heb een half pond gehakt nodig." I need half a pound of ground meat. Source: Transparent Language - Dutch Word of the Day. I appreciate getting the WotD. However, I think Transparent could easily do better. For example, occasionally the Word or the Day is not even used in the sample se...
by tommus
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Esdoornblad Dutch Log
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Esdoornblad Dutch Log

Ik ben niet zo goed in het lezen van Nederlandse boeken, want ik ben niet zo goed in het lezen van boeken. Ik geniet niet erg veel van fictie. Maar ik doe erg veel van het lezen in Nederlands. Het grootste deel van deze lezing is het nieuws (dagelijks), wetenschap, geschiedenis, enz. Ik geniet voora...
by tommus
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Esdoornblad Dutch Log
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Esdoornblad Dutch Log

... as I begin my journey to learn Dutch. Hello hagestolz, welcome to the Forum. It is nice to see that you are learning Dutch. We could use more Dutch learners here. I have been neglecting this thread on the Forum. I post Dutch questions on another thread that might interest you. Questions about D...
by tommus
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Questions about Dutch sentences
Replies: 94
Views: 2041

Re: Questions about Dutch sentences

"De kans op besmetting zou erg klein zijn."
The chance of infection would be very small.

Can "erg klein" be replaced by "heel klein" and "veel klein", or even "heel veel klein" to mean "very, very small"?

Which one is normally used?
by tommus
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Questions about Dutch sentences
Replies: 94
Views: 2041

Re: Questions about Dutch sentences

"Maar we weten ook allemaal wat er gebeurt onder dreiging en bedreiging." But we also all know what happens under threat (or risk, chance?) and threat(?). This is a bit confusing. Wikipedia says: "Een dreiging is een kans op schade. De bedreiging van een persoon, object of toestand is...

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