Basic Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume.
This Workbook presents twenty-five individual grammar points in realistic contexts, providing a grammatical approach which will allow students not already familiar with these structures to become accustomed to their use. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises allowing students to reinforce and consolidate their learning.
Suitable for class use or self-study, Basic Dutch introduces Dutch culture and people through the medium of the language used today, providing students with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations.
- useful exercises and a full answer key
- grammar tables for easy reference
- frequent comparative references to English grammar
- an appendix of irregular verbs
- an index of grammatical terms.
Colloquial Dutch provides a step-by-step course in Dutch as it is written and spoken today.
Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Dutch in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Key features include:
- A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
- An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
- Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
- Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in The Netherlands
- An overview of the sounds of Dutch.
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Dutch is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Dutch.
Colloquials are now supported by FREE AUDIO available online. All audio tracks referenced within the text are free to stream or download from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners' listening and speaking skills.
Whether travelling to a foreign country or to your favorite international restaurant, this Nice & Easy guide gives you just enough of the language to get around and be understood. Much of the material in this book was developed for government personnel who are often assigned to a foreign country on a moment's notice and need a quick introduction to the language.
This is the first Dutch grammar specifically designed for the adult with limited learning time whose objective is broader, more fluent everyday communication. Avoiding archaic, highly literary and seldom-used forms, this grammar helps those with some knowledge of Dutch use phrases and vocabulary more effectively. For the beginner, it provides all the grammar really needed for speech and comprehension.:
Based on the premise that systematic study of grammar is a shortcut to language learning, Essential Dutch Grammar helps you acquire fluency by emphasizing the strong similarities between English and Dutch, and by concentrating on essentials: spelling, word order, articles and nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, verbs, conjunctions and prepositions--all illustrated by easy-to-understand examples.
While explaining how to avoid complicated sentence constructions, tell time and use idioms, the book provides dozens of useful expressions, four detailed appendices on verbs, and a handy glossary of grammatical terms. Whether you're just beginning the study of Dutch or need a handy refresher course, Essential Dutch Grammar offers a modern, streamlined approach that will enable you to master Dutch in the shortest possible time.
Introducing the brand new Insight Phrasebooks for 2016 with a free audio app download Compact and lightweight, these pocket-sized phrasebooks are packed with all the words and phrases users need to feel at home, when away.
These indispensable little books feature easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, snippets of local information and language tips, plus all the words travellers need to get around and about.
There's also a free audio app - just download for free before you go using the individual download code inside the book. It's full of key phrases from the book and features native speakers for perfect pronunciation. It's easy - just follow along to the book as you listen and repeat or simply use on its own.
Intermediate Dutch is designed for learners who have achieved a basic proficiency and wish to refine their knowledge of grammatical structures.
This Workbook, along with its companion volume Basic Dutch, provides clear and concise summaries of the essential points of Dutch grammar as well as opportunities to practice using the structures of the language. Building on the lessons of Basic Dutch, each of the twenty-four units presents a grammatical topic with an introduction and overview, followed by contextualized exercises to reinforce learning.
- a clear accessible format
- many useful language examples
- abundant exercises with a full answer key
- frequent references to English grammar
- an appendix on irregular verbs
- an index of grammatical keywords.
Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses, Intermediate Dutch, together with its sister volume Basic Dutch, forms a structured course in the essentials of Dutch grammar.
Each Language Map contains over 1,000 words and phrases split into important sections covering the basics for your trip to Japan. This unique Language Map is a lightweight phrasebook, but in a durable, laminated, fold-out format.
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When it comes to Dutch, you can safely put aside those negative stereotypes about 'double Dutch'. The reality is that Dutch and English are closely related, both being members of the Germanic family of languages. Such are the similarities that Bill Bryson was moved to remark in Neither Here Nor There that 'when one hears Dutch, one feels one ought to be able to understand it.'
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Introducing the first softbound edition of this indispensable resource for Dutch-speaking students of English and for English-speaking students of Dutch. It's scope is comprehensive, with 30,000 entries divided between the two languages, and its style is practical with current spellings and concise definitions in an accessible format. Also includes many phrases and compounds.