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  1. I really like the Australian accent, especially when a girl is talking it. I don't know why, but I think it sounding very cute. I really hate the Britsh accent, I can't stand that at all. It seems like they are overreacting every single word.
  2. Yes, I am sure that they are very effective. Although it depends on the tutorial, of course. Always search for reliable reviews before you pay for any paid tutorial. I am learning Spanish myself, and I found the site 'prospanish.co.uk'. It costs like $26 for four levels. I am using the course for a month now, and believe me when I say that it is very good and effective.
  3. I almost never use the word 'LOL'. I think it sounds so stupid. I prefer to say 'haha' or something like that. But I must admit, sometimes I don't know what to answer, and then LOL is the perfect solution.
  4. Well, I am a ferry stressful type to be honest, especially when it is an important exam. I am a smoker, so smoking a cigarette before the exam helps me a little, but I am still nervous as hell when I start.
  5. "After all is said and done, more is said than done." - Aesop "When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." - Alexander Graham Bell I got a lot more, bot those two are my favorites.
  6. Hi everyone! I am a Dutchman, but I would really like to learn Spanish. Does anyone on this forum know a good way to learn it? Any good courses or apps? Let me know if you know one! I'm really looking forward to learn this amazing new language.
  7. I learnt Dutch because I moved to the country when I was 14 years old. I had to learn it. Now I am a little older, and I am really happy that I put so much effort in it to learn it. I even almost lost my accent!
  8. Yeah, they do. I am Dutch myself and i've learned German on High School, and I noticed that the languages are almost identical. The only difference is the grammar, but the basics are really the same. Like 70% of the words are looking the same. When I heard German when I was a kid, I could understand most of it. I know I learned it from Dutch to German, but I am sure it is as easy vice versa.
  9. Yeah, I am Dutch myself and I notice that a lot of Dutch words are very similar to English. There are also a lot of so-called 'nederengels' (Dutchenglish) words that are accepted English words in the Netherlands. They are even in the Dutch dictionary, the van Dale. A few examples: Date deal feedback meeting design gadget image bullshit single sale reporter Those words are so common here in the Netherlands that we don't even think about the fact that they are English, because they are Dutch for us. You can see more 'Nederengelse' words when you search for Nederengels on google.
  10. Hi! I live in the Netherlands for 14 years now. I was born in the USA, in 1992. We moved to the Netherlands in 2006, after my mother met my stepfather. I was 14 at the time, and I didn't speak a single word Dutch. Believe it or not, in less than 2 (!) years I spoke Dutch fluently (with a little English accent, though). Dutch isn't that hard to learn. The grammar can be a little bit tricky sometimes, but once you understand the basics of it, you will learn to speak the language fluently very quick. A benefit of the Dutch language is that it is very similar too German. Once you know Dutch, or vica versa, it's very easy to learn German as well. A few examples of Dutch words and German words: Dutch: Hallo (Hallo) German: Hallo Dutch: Goedenmorgen (Goodmorning) German: Gutenmorgen Dutch: leren (to learn) German: Lernen I suggest you to really try to learn the language. If you really want to learn it, then it isn't difficult. If you haven't start that Pimsleur audio course yet, start right now. Motivation is the key to succes.
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