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Our server also has a role system, so you won't be lost through every language's channel, you'll only see those which you need. We plan to have some events from time to time and try to grow as a community!
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I am posting here because I would like to learn languages. Mainly European languages. I was wondering if maybe you could give me tips on how to decide on which European language I should go for. I have personal interest in the following languages: Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Greek. But if you suggest other European languages for my consideration, I'll be happy. Please, don't post hateful comments. Thank you.
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I am new to this board, maybe I can use this opportunity to introduce myself.
I am Maarten, 24 years of age and I live in The Netherlands. Actually I speak Dutch fluently, but my girlfriend doesn't.
She lives in Macedonia, and is eager to learn Dutch. We communicate with eachother in English, and she speaks French and German as well.
Now Dutch is, (to put it very broad) a mix of English and German grammar, with some French vocabulary, so you can imagine Dutch isn't the hardest language for her to learn.
But what should I look out for when teaching her Dutch? I notice myself that I struggle explain certain sentences, since you can translate a sentence in a literal and a figurative way.
"Ik loop vandaag naar school" means "I am walking to school today.". While in Dutch, it literally says" "I walk today to school", which is incorrect in English,m but correct in Dutch.
How do you explain the difference in sentence structure? I am struggling to find a coherent explanation for it, maybe because it is second nature for me.
Also, I am eager to learn different methods for me to practice with my girlfriend, to make it more enjoyable and exciting for the both of us.
Note, we do call and videocall, but we cant see eachother in person, which sometimes is a bit of a struggle.
I am looking forward to your responses.