Language tips selected by Flowently
Tired of not getting a chance to speak Dutch?
RECOGNIZE THIS? You’ve moved to the Netherlands, started learning Dutch because you live here and really want to take part in society? You use every opportunity to practice your Dutch language skills but every time you
How to learn Dutch comfortably
Maybe you need to learn Dutch for your work, or you are moving to the Netherlands, or you have fallen in love with a Dutch person, or maybe you just always fancied getting your tongue round some quite frankly unpronounceable word
Finding the perfect mother’s bike
If you’re a parent in Amsterdam, you’re going to want to do what the locals do and transport your children by bike. Whether you’re a mama or a papa you’re going to need what is known in this country as a moederfiets, or mother’s bike.
I cannot speak Dutch, but……….
WHAT TYPE OF A BEGINNER ARE YOU? I HAVEN’T LEARNED DUTCH BUT I have been living here for a couple of years and I do understand what people say around me pretty well, as long as I know the subject………… Good first step! Wouldn’t
Put On That Spring Feeling!
PUT ON THAT SPRING FEELING! It’s March and the sun is making its way back to us. It can still be cold and wet but we do want to capture that feeling of spring: easy, light and joyful! Spring is the perfect time to renew your wardrobe. Here are
5 Funny Dutch words
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
Hidden Dutch politeness
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’.
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
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?
What is my level of Dutch?
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
Which is easier to learn: Dutch or German?
Which is easier to learn: Dutch or German? To the untrained ear, Dutch and German can sound very similar. And even when written down, the languages can look similar. If your native tongue is English or French, Dutch just seems to be simple
Learn modern Greek
Learn Modern Greek Modern Greek is the language that Greeks currently speak. The Greek language is in general an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. It has the longest documented history of any other
How to speak Dutch, tips from a native English speaker
I am a native English speaker and have lived in Amsterdam now for 3 years. When I got here I spoke no Dutch at all. At this stage I am somewhere in the region of being an advanced intermediate speaker… still a beginner writer though. I am also
Learn Dutch for kids
Not only you, but your kids have moved to another country as well. And you know, when the kids are happy, everyone in the family is happy! Flowently offers customised language sessions for children with a private tutor, coming to your
Speak Dutch easily
SPEAK DUTCH EASILY Would you ever be able to speak Dutch as easily as your mother tongue? Or is this only for people who grew up bilingual? Is it necessary for you to step down to a children’s language level to express yourself? And for how
Dutch language & politics
The Netherlands, you recognize it by its beauty and quirks: its picturesque canals, the charming architecture, the difficult language and the super tall people; always on their bikes. Perhaps you like the country and its habitants, despite the rigidness
7 Flowently tips for friends & colleagues
HOW CAN I HELP MY FRIEND/COLLEAGUE LEARN DUTCH? These tips for learning Dutch can be applied for any language. Congratulations, your colleague has started a Dutch course! Now, why do you need a manual? Learning and living in
De / het – lottery
DE / HET – LOTTERY Do you recognize playing the lottery and you actually cannot believe you will ever win? Compared to other lotteries the DE/HET lottery is not bad at all; have a steady 50% chance of winning. Nevertheless it can be rather frustrating