Colloquial Dutch: A Complete Language Course

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Routledge, Nov 27, 2012 - Foreign Language Study - 334 pages
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COLLOQUIAL DUTCH is easy to use and completely up to date!

Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Dutch. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes COLLOQUIAL DUTCH your best choice in personal language learning?

Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice

Clear – concise grammar notes

Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide

Complete – including answer key and reference section

Whether you're a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism, you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday - if you'd like to get up and running with Dutch this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-43574-1 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs: 978-0-415-43575-8

eBook: 978-0-203-81057-6 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

MP3s: 978-0-415-47095-7 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx).

Pack: 978-0-415-43573-4 (paperback and CDs)

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Piet and Pauline and their children
10
The Netherlands and Belgium
24
At the greengrocers
41
Telephoning
58
At Piet and Paulines
77
Cycling
93
Pancakes
103
There are squirrels in the garden
184
What have you done with the Christmas cards?
195
Piet is at school
209
Marius wants to go and play
221
Translations of the dialogues in units 6 to 17
229
Key to the exercises
238
Phonetic symbols of the sounds of Dutch
266
Alphabetical list of irregular verbs
269

Piets parents are visiting
117
After breakfast
127
Pauline cant find her watch
140
A return ticket to Maastricht please
159
Paulines parents come to the Netherlands
169
Pauline is doing the washing
176
Glossary of grammatical terms
274
EnglishDutch glossary
281
DutchEnglish glossary
301
Index
327
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About the author (2012)

Donaldson is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Indianapolis office and concentrates in the area of municipal finance. He received his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, where he graduated first in his class and served as article editor of the Indiana Law Journal. Prior to that, in 1981, he earned a B.A. in economics from DePauw University.

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