04 January 2019
The very moment you’re able to make a joke in your new language and make natives laugh, you can be very proud of yourself! Being funny in a new language is one of the most difficult things there is. And then we’re not talking about making people laugh by making terrible or funny language mistakes. [...]
11 December 2018
THE DUTCH HAVE A NAME… One of the first things you’ll learn in your Dutch course is ‘dankjewel’ and ‘alsjeblieft’. ‘Dankjewel, dank u wel, bedankt’ all mean ‘thank you’. ‘Alsjeblieft’ or ‘alstublieft’ has two different meanings, depending on the context it can mean ‘please’ or ‘here you are’. When speaking English, even as a second [...]
27 November 2018
DAG   DAAG   DOEG   DOEI   DOEDOEI One of our students, who just started learning Dutch, explained how surprised she was by the Dutch way of greeting. In her opinion - she is Italian - Dutch language sounds a bit monotonous; sounds and melody all move within a certain limited range of expression, volume and toonhoogte. Until [...]
15 November 2018
NEW & EXCITING! When a couple relocates to a new country for a new job, they both are equally excited about living abroad and discovering their new country, culture, exciting places to visit. There is all new food to try, music to listen to, and people to meet. Especially in the Netherlands as it has [...]
13 November 2018
IN THE CLOUDS OR OVER THE MOON? Recognize this? You’re having a conversation in Dutch; it’s going rather well, and all of a sudden you hear words, phrases that do not seem to make any sense at all after which you’re completely lost? As all languages do, Dutch has many expressions and sayings that people [...]
31 July 2018
I want to improve my Dutch. Which study book should I buy? I have studied Dutch before, what is my level of Dutch? Can I make a test to define my level? FLOWENTLY PRIVATE SESSIONS & IN-COMPANY TRAINING All Flowently sessions with a private tutor are customised lessons, you can start at any level in [...]