By Jenneke A. Oosterhoff
Basic Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook contains an available reference grammar and comparable workouts in one volume.
This Workbook provides twenty-five person grammar issues in sensible contexts, supplying a grammatical technique for you to permit scholars now not already acquainted with those buildings to turn into acquainted with their use. Grammar issues are through examples and workouts permitting scholars to augment and consolidate their learning.
Suitable for sophistication use or self-study, easy Dutch introduces Dutch tradition and other people during the medium of the language used this present day, offering scholars with the elemental instruments to precise themselves in a large choice of situations.
• valuable routines and a whole resolution key
• grammar tables for simple reference
• widespread comparative references to English grammar
• an appendix of abnormal verbs
• an index of grammatical phrases.
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Examples: Peter eet een paar dropjes. Ik heb een paar nieuwe schoenen gekocht. Peter eats a few licorice drops. I bought a pair of new shoes. 25 BD-C04 19/01/2009 10:45 AM Page 26 4 Numbers and measures Note also the difference between sommige and soms, often confused by English learners of Dutch. The word sommige means ‘some’, and soms means ‘sometimes’. An -n added to indeﬁnite numbers such as vele, sommige, and enkele indicates that they refer to people only. Examples: Velen kwamen naar het feest.
We still have to walk miles and miles to the next beach restaurant. Mijn woonkamer is 25 m2 (vierkante meter). My living room is 25 square meters. Note: Measure units are used in the singular after a cardinal number or the words hoeveel ‘how much’, ‘how many’, zoveel ‘that much/many’ and een paar ‘a few’, ‘a couple’. However, when a measure unit is used with emphasis or as an object in itself, it appears in the plural. Note the differences in the examples: 1 Het broodje kaas kostte drie euro. The cheese sandwich cost three euros.
Leuk, dat wil ik __________ (7) ook eens doen. Rustig zeg, ik ben _________ (8) wakker! BD-C05 19/01/2009 10:45 AM Page 39 Ik sta meestal om half zes op. Schiet op, de bus komt over 5 minuten. Jemig, dat is __________ (9)! Nee, de bus komt _____ (10) over 20 minuten. 5 Speaking exercise. Look at the list of activities below and tell your partner what you do altijd, meestal, vaak, regelmatig, soms, zelden, nooit. Example: Ik doe regelmatig sport. Activiteiten: ontbijt eten, email schrijven, studeren, televisie kijken, sport doen, het huis schoonmaken, met mijn moeder telefoneren, met vrienden telefoneren, naar de kerk gaan, boodschappen doen, de auto wassen, naar school ﬁetsen, in een restaurant eten, op reis gaan, mijn familie bezoeken, met de hond wandelen, de krant lezen.
Basic Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook by Jenneke A. Oosterhoff