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Forum: Nederlands – Dutch Jan 25 2006, 03:16 PM
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Re: Hoe zeg je... / how do you say......

The familiar Ghyle, we hardly ever use the formal style nowadays but some remnants remain, used in special and very special occasions and traditional settings. As I said, we did away with all the...
Forum: Nederlands – Dutch Jan 22 2006, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Hoe zeg je... / how do you say......

Oh, yes. We have our equivalent of that. Like the current German we used to have cases and all sorts of archaic language use. We did away with all that; well, most of :) but still have the...
Forum: Nederlands – Dutch Jan 20 2006, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Hoe zeg je... / how do you say......

Uhm, the way you say it the changed nature of the saying would not rest within the propriety norms of this board, my dear poet ;)

And anyway, that saying does have Dutch equivalents but as such...
Forum: Nederlands – Dutch Jan 18 2006, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Hoe zeg je... / how do you say......

Woedel, oedel, oedel, ik hou van m'n vrolijke poedel :roll:

You don't catch me that way, I'm a licensed Oz-Dutch translator!
Forum: Nederlands – Dutch Jan 10 2006, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: How do you say......

It definitely helps to know (some) German! Dutch and German are indeed much alike. And if you know either of the languages you'll probably be able to follow some parts of Norwegian, Danish and maybe...
Forum: Nederlands – Dutch Jan 9 2006, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: How do you say......

Probabyl the part that was in English? :grin:
Forum: Nederlands – Dutch Aug 25 2005, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: How do you say......

formal: dank u wel: dânk ue well

informal: dank je wel: dânk juh well, or even shorter dânkjuh.

A variation to be used universally (like thanks): bedankt! = buhdânkt!
say it in a positive...
Forum: Nederlands – Dutch Aug 23 2005, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: How do you say......

How do you say...
start your sentence with: hoo zag yuh (with g being throaty g of course)
then say your english bit
then say the equivalent of "in Dutch" = in hat Naiduhrlâhnts

Please in...
Forum: Nederlands – Dutch Aug 20 2005, 04:16 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: How do you say......

Sandi, the sentence you gave is rather formal in the sense that the Dutch are very informal and you won't hear them say "I don't believe we've met yet" soon. That said, let's start with greeting, as...
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