Sunday, November 8, 2009

New domain for this free online dutch course

     The new domain for this free online dutch course,, is

     The Blogspot address ( stills working. Two ways for acces, but same content.

     If you want to learn dutch (leren nederlands), go now to All resources for free, of course.

     Next week I'll write new articles for learning dutch language.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lesson 4: The article (Vierde les: Het artikel)

Nu we leren de artikelen in het Nederlands
[Now we learn the articles in dutch]
Enkelvoud [singular]
Meervoud [plural]
Onbepald [indefinite]
een / -
Bepaald [definitive]
de / het
Note: The indefinite article (een) isn't used (-) with uncountable nouns (singular or plural).
De or het:
The complexe case is with "de" or "het", the definite articles in singular. Where should we use "het" instead of "de"? The masculine words and feminine words take "de" in dutch, "het" is for neuter.
There are no rules. Perhaps some guidelines or hints ike this (in fact when you learn a word, you have to know if it takes "de" or "het"... to memorize or to practice are the ways... dutch people will understand you even if you make a mistake with "de" or "het"):

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lesson 3: Learning the Numbers (Derde les: Het leren van de Nummers)

Met dit artikel leren we de nummers in het Nederlands
[With this article we learn the numbers in dutch]
0. Nul
10. Tien
20. Twintig
1. Één
11. Elf
21. Eenentwintig
2. Twee
12. Twaalf
22. Tweeëntwintig
3. Drie
13. Dertien
23. Drieëntwintig
4. Vier
14. Veertien
24. Vierentwintig
5. Vijf
15. Vijftien
25. Vijfentwintig
6. Zes
16. Zestien
26. Zesentwintig
7. Zeven
17. Zeventien
27. Zevenentwintig
8. Acht
18. Achttien
28. Achtentwintig
9. Negen
19. Negentien
29. Negenentwintig

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lesson 2: Greetings and common expressions (Tweede les: groeten en omgangstaal)

Hier je hebt groeten en elementaire uitdrukken in het nederlands:
[Here you have greetings and basic expressions in dutch language] 

Hallo!   [Hello!]
Hoi!   [Hi!]
Dag Miquel!   [Hello Miquel!]
Welkom.   [Welcome]

Dag!  [Bye!]
Tot ziens! [Good bye! / See you!]
Tot morgen [See you tomorrow]    /   Tot later.   [See you later]

Goedendag.   [Good day]   7:00 - 19:00h
Goedemorgen.   [Good morning]   7:00 - 12:00h
Goedenmiddag.   [Good afternoon]   12:00 - 19:00h
Goedenavond.   [Good evening]   19:00 - 22:00h
Goedenacht   [Good night]

Alstublieft   /  Alsjeblieft.   [Please]
Bedankt.   [Thanks]
Dank u / Dank je.   [Thank you (formal) / Thank you (informal)] 
Hartelijk dank.   [Thank you, very much]
Excuseer mijn.   [Excuse me]
Sorry!   [Sorry!]

Ja.   [Yes]
Nee.   [No]
Akkoord!   [Okay! / Agreed!]
Agfesproken!   [Understood! / Agreed!]
Ik begrijp het niet.   [I don't understand.]

Dutch pronunciation for common expressions and greetings: in this link you can listen these and other expressions, clicking on each word. If you don't heard it, maybe you need to download the needed codec (or a program like VLC media player). Note that the words in dutch are in the second row (the first row is the catalonian translation).

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lesson 1: the alphabet (Eerste les; het alfabet)

Dit is de letters van het alfabet:
[Here are the letters of the alphabet]

 A     B     C     D    E     F    G     H    I    J     K     L     M     N 

 O     P     Q    R    S     T    U    V     W     X     Y     Z

Note: the pronunciation (between brackets) of the dutch alphabet has been represented following the IFA notation (International Fonetic Alphabet). You can click in each fonetic representation for listening it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lesson 0: Introducing yourself (Les nul: zich voorstellen)

Welkom op deze cursus Nederlands (Welcome to this Dutch course)
Eerste les: zich voorstellen (Lesson one: Introducing yourself)
Ik ben Miquel. [I am Miquel]
Ik kom uit Spanje. [I come from Spain]
Ik ben student. [I am student]
Ik woon in Leuven. [I live in Leuven]
Ik ben in Berlin geboren. [I borned in Berlin]
Mijn naam is Miquel Lázaro. [My name is Miquel Lázaro]
Mijn voornaam is Miquel. [My first name is Miquel]
Mijn achternaam is Lázaro. [My family name is Lázaro]
Formeel [formal]:
Mijn naam is Lázaro.
Informeel [informal]:
Ik ben Miquel / Ik heet Miquel.

The blog presentation: Dutch course from Leuven (nederlands cursus uit Leuven)

This blog is about dutch, the dutch people language (and the flemish language). Dutch is called nederlands in dutch language.
The blog will also show information about Leuven, Flanders and Belgium: people, culture, heritage, nature, places and more (for travelling or for living)
My mother's language isn't dutch and isn't english. Due it, this blog will be a practice for me (while I learn dutch and I improve my english).
I hope you find usefull information and perhaps you learn dutch, Of course all comments are welcome.