You are returning through Amsterdam center late at night. As you enter Damrak, a busy high street and a known hangout for young men, you feel a tingle of fear.
Expat Republic is here to help you brush up on the Dutch you already know and to help you push through that taal-plafond to the next level.
Here are 7 words that could enrich your Dutch vocabulary although chances are you will not learn them at school
Have you ever wondered while learning and speaking Dutch how sick this language can be?
If you are planning to stay in the Netherlands for some time, you may be considering which system of education your teenage children should follow.
Have you noticed that every year we seem to be breaking more weather records (record-breaking temperatures in the Netherlands last summer, for example)?
Have you ever wondered how it seems that learning and speaking a new language are two different things?
When’s the last time you learned suggestive words in your Dutch language class? Raunchy phrases that are easy to remember but almost too embarrassing to say aloud?
Once you have set your heart on following an MBA, your next question might be about the investment it will cost, both financially and in hours.
When you’re not familiar with it, a foreign school system can be incredibly confusing. There are usually a lot of if-thens involved that seem logical to those who grew up within it. But to others? Not so much.