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Dutch Language and Culture

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This category is for the questions and answers relating to Dutch, the West Germanic language of the Netherlands, its people and culture.
The primary purpose of anyone coming to America was to make money and find a better living then they had in Europe.
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Answer Every person is different, and I personally think that you shouldn't tar everyone with the same brush. It is always wise to consider a persons culture before judging what you see and may not understand. But, to answer your question in general. They can be, but most of the time people are just…
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Golden Earring is from the Netherlands, you can pick the song.
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Answer the euro ______________________________________________________________________________________ It's been changed to the euro in more recent times, but the dutch currency was the "guilder".
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There no real equivalent in Dutch for "empowerment". Often the English word is simply used. Lately, "iemand in zijn kracht zetten" (putting someone into his (own) power) is more and more used, especially by politicians and empowerment gurus.
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Dutch, Duits, Diets, Deitsch and Deutsch are similar because they are cognate. Meaning that they all ultimately derive from the same root word. This root is found in the Common West Germanic of about 200-400 AD, and was þeod (or theod) and it meant people. Though the modern words that derive from…
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Dutch people are from The Netherlands, also known as Holland or the low countries. The one exception to this are the "Pennsylvania Dutch," because that name came from a misinterpretation of the word "deutsch," which means German. So Pennsylvania Dutch people are from Germany. All the rest of the D…
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was to make money and find better living then they had in Europe,better land to live in.Finanacial reason's make better life.
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The area the Dutch first settled in was New Yorkc:
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Dutch.
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The Dutch language is a Germanic language mainly spoken in the Netherlands, northern Belgium (Flanders), Suriname and the Dutch Antilles. Small pockets of Dutch speakers also live in Northwestern France (around Calais) and western Germany, around the city of Cleves. In South Africa, Afrikaans is sp…
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Answer http://translator.imtranslator.net/translator.asp?vendid=1&clientid=IDAJOTTB&appid=tr-pgn&ver=2.1 Down load this onto your desk top, and use it when online. This Translator will not translate the word Well, as in all is well here and i hope you are all well there. there is n…
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The answer is 'both'. The Dutch were big in the fur trade in what is now the USA, mostly only buying up and letting the native population do the hunting. The French were big in Canada, and they did a lot of hunting themselves.
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many things, they were once powerful rulers of Europe. A large amount of the Caribbean is part of the dutch kingdom
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They were motivated by the French people from France.
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You will also find Dutch speakers in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao (known as the "ABC Islands"), Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten (known as the "SSS Islands"), and Surinam, collectively known as the "Netherlands Antilles."
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Holland also known as the Netherlands. It lies in Europe. The proper name for the country is "The Netherlands" which means "low-lying lands".But that's a wrong name since it's one country, one land. The term "Holland" used to be the name of one of the provinces within The Netherlands, and somehow it…
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Answer The word for Dutch commune that is often used in crossword puzzles is EDE (not EPE as shown on this site.)
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From the Netherlands
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The dutch came from Europe
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Answer The name given to informal settlements that appear near city centres, due to urbanisation of the poor people, is "squatter camps". Many formal townships, that were demarcated areas for blacks during Apartheid, have survived. A major group of South Western townships in Johannesburgs no…
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The Dutch bought Manhattan island because, the Dutch were scared that the American Indians might attack the settlers.cool that why
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In Dutch, 'Vrolijk kerstfeest' is a wish for a 'Merry Christmas'.
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A Dutch pioneer in microscopy was Anton Van Leeuwenhoek. He is commonly known as, 'The Father of Microbiology.' He is also known for improving the microscope.
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24 Dollars worth of trinkets, so they gave them beads necklace and other stuff..... I think
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Manhattan was sold to the Dutch by the Native American Lenape tribe (also called Delaware Indians), who originally inhabited the land.
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the netherlands and some of its former colonies like surinam, the dutch antillies and the flemish part of belgium.
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Wow... opened a can of worms with that one :) Ultimately it goes back to the PIE base teuta- "people". For a more complete history please go to www.etymonline.com or for the German Speaking- refer to: dtv- Atlas der Deutschen Sprache S. 59-60 ISBN 3-423-03025-9 This brief answer-page does not do …
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Hi there, I live in The Netherlands so I can tell you all about it. In The Netherlands we are very openminded. We don't care if you are gay, bi, or straight. People here are very cocky sometimes. Foreign people think we smoke weed all day long. That's far from true. It's forbidden here to smoke w…
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The Netherlands, Belgium, French Flanders, Indonesia (amongst older people), some communities in South Africa who refuse to recognise Afrikaans, the Congo and Suriname.In northern Germany very similar languages are spoken, for example East Frisian, Mecklenburggish and Pomeranian Platt. Westphalian i…
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Some Afrikaners call themselves 'boers' and boeren is Dutch for farmers. So it looks like it.
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It's too difficult to explain because there are certain sounds in this word that you don't have in English. But you can hear it when you click on the link!
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Nee, lijkt me niet dat dat kan. Hij is niet eens in je gekomen en je bent/was zeer kort van tevoren ongesteld.
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Boer
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I stand.
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ArubaBelgiumCuraçaoNetherlandsSint MaartenSurinameLuxembourgDutch is also a former colonial language of Indonesia, and many older people there can speak it.Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa, is very similar to dutch, and many Afrikaans speakers can understand Dutch.
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The Netherlands, that's a country in Europe.
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A digraph is when more than one letter have a single sound...like /ea/ in bread or /ch/ in chat. Digraphs can come at the front, middle, or end of word and can be consonants or vowels. Blends are different because they have more than one letter but you can hear their sounds and are not one single s…
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This is not exactly right but it's okay.Wilhelmus van Nassouwe = William of Nassau, ben ik, van Duitsen bloed, = Of an old German line, den vaderland getrouwe = I dedicate undying blijf ik tot in den dood. = Faith to this land of mine. Een Prinse van Oranje = A prince of Orange, ben ik, vrij, o…
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Dutch is not a place. It is the English name for the people who live in the Netherlands located in Europe. The Netherlands is also popularly referred to as Holland though Holland is technically but a part of the Netherlands.
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First of all they don't wear clogs anymore...Much of Holland / The Netherlands is covered by mud; since ancient times, the Dutch have pumped out water from the land to make it nice and dry. But with every so much water pumped into the Rhine / Sea, a little bit of earth goes with, so that, over many …
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Dutch is a very hard language to learn. Most people think it's like German but it's not. I'm a native speaker and I know many English people and I try to learn them a little bit Dutch but it's too hard for them. It's grammatically very hard and very hard to pronounce. Spanish, German, French are eas…
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Alles good means 'All's well'. Met mij gaat het goed means 'I'm fine'. Gefeliciteerd means 'Congratulations'. Gelukkige verjaardag means 'Happy Birthday'. Goede nacht means 'Good night'. Slaap lekker and Welterusten mean 'Sleep well'. Vrolijk kerstfeest means 'Merry Christmas'. Fijne vakantie means …
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Andre van Duin was a Dutch humorist and scholar.
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In answer to your question. I give private lessons Dutch at your home. Preferably with two students so we can have a good interaction. Please feel free to contact me. corry@duquesnoy.nl
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There are dark skinned Dutch people but their roots are from somewhere else.
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They of course will blame the Indians and try to find people to go back in forth getting food
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There is a lot of difference, but most of us eat bread in the morning (as we do at lunch).
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1. Religion. Religious Oppression. 2. Nationalism. Do you want a foreigner running your country?3. Arguing for rights, traditions, and privileges.4. Taxes & Economy. Tenth penny tax.5. Personality. William of Orange VS Duke of Alba.6. The Press. It became easier to spread propaganda around the w…
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The Dutch had colonies and settlements in what now is the US from the mid-16th century to 1664, when they traded their New Netherlands colony (including present-day NY) with the British for Surinam, a sugar- and ore-rich colony near Venezuela. Technically speaking the Dutch are still present in the…
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They are from the Netherlands also known as Holland The Dutch are from The Netherlands
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Dutch is an official language of the following 6 countries: the Netherlands Belgium Suriname Aruba Curaçao Saint Maarten In South Africa, Afrikaans is spoken, which Is largely understood by speakers of European Dutch. In northern Germany very similar languages are spoken, for example East F…
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Paul Boese was born in 1923 and died in 1976. He was not a Dutch botanist but rather an American businessman.
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what do the dutch call sumatra
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Parts of South Africa, Suriname, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and ofcourse The Netherlands.
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they all wanted the same jobs
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ein 1 twee 2 drie 3 vier 4 fijf 5 zes 6 zeven 7 acht 8 negen 9 tien 10
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Carribean countries that speak Dutch are Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.
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Because it is great! Here in Holland everybody eats it and hardly any foreigners like it. I am Dutch and I have lived in the US fot a while. My mom used to send me packages with Dutch stuff in it, because I cound't buy it in the US. It also contained licquorice (we call it: drop) and an American fr…
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I'm part French (English) -> Je suis partie française (French)
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Hudson is it I just took a quiz and it was correct so it's Hudson river.
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No, Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands and Northern Belgium. Danish is spoken in Denmark.
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Trekbokking refers to the springboks massive migrations.
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Dutch is the language in which people may say 'Gelukkig kerstfeest'. It's one of the many ways in which Dutch speakers express special holiday greetings. It means 'Merry Christmas'.
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A few metres.
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7-10 years.
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They leave their little wooden shoes next to the fireplace on Christmas Eve, usually with a carrot in it for Sinterklaas' horse.See the related link listed below for more information:
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First of all, it depends on what song you want. Second, there isn't a place for English to Dutch translated songs.
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VROH-layk* KEHRST-fayst is the way in which 'Vrolijk kerstfeest' is pronounced. The words are in Dutch. They're one of the holiday wishes for a 'Merry Christmas' among Dutch language speakers. *The sound 'ay' is similar to the sound 'ay' in the English noun 'hay'. This is not perfect but you shoul…
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Both the name Paige and city (Paige, TX) are written the same in Dutch.
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In Holland we have a seperate festive day for giving presents: St. Nicolas Day, on December 5th. This St. Nicolas (The bishop of Mira, according to legend) comes to Holland each year to celebrate his birthday with us and gives the children who have been good their presents.Instead of a stocking chil…
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This is not a Dutch word.
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In many Dutch cities (not Amsterdam because many foreigners live there).
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It depends. For many Bachelor degrees Dutch is still the main language of instruction. However nowadays all Master degrees are taught completely English.Nearly every teacher and student at Dutch universities is fluent in English (so is the majority of the entire Dutch population). Dutch people are u…
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The only dutch word that really matters! Kaas! (cheese)
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Fok in the Dutch language means Foresail Or breeding, when you are talking about a verb.
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'Da' is not Dutch, but is a German slang for 'as' or 'there.'
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It means you are interested in all genders (female, male, transgender, etc etc.) But are not interested in a sexual relationship.
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You have to translate it. Or do you mean something specific?
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450(500)-1150 Old Dutch1150-1500 Middle Dutch1500-present Modern Dutch
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Dutch people actually spend their time in a variety of ways, like people all over the world do. Many practice sports, play computer games or watch television. Biking and hiking are also favored pastimes of the Dutch, as well as trips to musea, fairs, concerts, theatres and the movies.
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Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
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Formally: grootvader Informally: opa (which is used mostly!)
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Its because he brought food and they selled it and they splited the money with Henry Hudson.the financed him bye giving him money
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They fight against the water. 25% of Holland is Made by the Dutch by taking it from the sea.
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bass tenhall
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none even the earliest dutch was a dutch hired English named Henry Hudson
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There are several reasons. First of all, the Dutch were located geographically very well. They lacked grain (products) but had a surplus in cheese, tulips and the like. So they began trading with the east. This gave their economy a huge boost.Consequently, they started investing in different industr…
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the climate was too cold so it was hard to grow some crops
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No. The Dutch are the inhabitants of The Netherlands, the Flemish are the inhabitants of northern Belgium. The Dutch and the Flemish language are also different and the cultures etc.
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The Dutch saw them as trading partners. . The Dutch were not interested in converting them.
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It means "I love you"
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