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This episode is a fringe one. It is the first one after a very, very long break. My father has passed way and I just couldn’t get myself to do a new episode and thus didn’t. But life goes one and now that regular things are back on track it is time for Laura speaks … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch 56: Speeching at a wedding →
It is time to focus on grammar again I learned from the Laura Speaks Dutch-facebook group. So let’s have a look at the subject of a sentence. Not the easiest lesson, but still very interesting. Here’s what you will learn: This a grammar lesson again | Dit is weer een grammaticales Remember lesson eleven? | … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch 55: The subject of a sentence →
For more than a year I have been figuring what to do with the still growing community of people that listen to Laura speaks Dutch. The numbers of the visitors are amazing (last month without making a new episode I had 149,609 visitors and the number of downloads are off the chart. Only based of … Continue reading Got it! A Laura speaks Dutch Facebook Group! →
As every year Sinterklaas is back in the Netherlands. Of course we all beleive in him and are happy to meet him again. Last saturday he arrived in our country and as you can see in the picture that is cause for celebration. Children are dancing and that is such a pretty sight. So here … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch 54: Sinterklaas is back (terug) →
In this episode we talk about the family. How is everyone called? A good way to have a look at that is to talk about the most famous family gathering: de birthdays. We have touched that before in the birthday song in episode 15. As usual the text that you learn is available as well.Here’s … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch 53: Meet the family →
>ландшафтon the virge of posting a new episode, however there is a bug with Podpress a tool I use to post my podcasts that prevent me from posting. As I understand the developper is working hard to resolve the issue and then everything should be up and running again! Thanks for your patience!
With thanks to Brian from South Dakota we have a podcast-episode dedicated to riding the bike. Thanks for writing the script and helping make a brand new episode. Brian loves riding the bike and thus the subject was easy for him to pick. The Dutch are known for all the bikes that are present so … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #52: Riding the bike →
It is that time of year again: the European Championships soccer have begun and that means that our world turns orange again. So I’ll focus on that for this episode. This week is the first round of games. If we survive that – and we took a bunch of good competitors in drawing from the … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #51: Soccer turns Holland orange →
компютримебелиIn this episode we are celebrating Queens Day! We celebrate that on April 30th. You want to know why? Well listen! A very traditional episode. Read on for the lesson.
In this episode we are visiting nice places to visit in the Netherlands again. We’re still working through my top-10 favorites. At the end you get a tip about the Museum Jaarkaart that might give you an interesting discount for visiting museums. You can acquire it at the larger museums (euro 17.50 for children and … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #49: My top place 7 through 5 →
This time we start off on a list of favorite places you could visit in the Netherlands and are fun according to me. Of course this list is totally Brenno and not based on anything objective. However I think it is fun and brings back the counting. Let’s have a look at tourist attractions in … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #48: Top 10 places to visit →
In this episode I’m going to give you people a hard time, because you really will have to work on some grammar. This time we focus on singular that turns in to plural. How does that work? Let’s find out. In general the rule for plural means that we add something to the end of … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #47: Singular or Plural →
Today is April 1st and it is not possible to deal with a serious subject then. So let’s start off with a whole different subject: fairy tales or sprookjes in Dutch. It’s a fun subject and off course I throw in as many useful words as I can. Thank you Martin Lewison from New York … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #46: Do you believe in fairy tales? →
After a while I finally had the time to make a new show. Hopefully you like to go back to school. That is also today’s subject: school. We talk about the education and how the systems works in general. I hope you like it. This is today’s lesson: Education starts generally at the age of … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #45: Back to school →
Sorry for keeping you waiting a bit, but here is a brand new Laura speaks Dutch. In this episode we talk about speaking English, intimate (gezellig), food and other important stuff. With regard to Your question answered we have a question on the use of the J. Sometimes we say that character (Ja) and sometimes … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #44: Do you speak English? →
Dear all, Thanks for your continued support over the last year, the fload of e-mails, the feedback, the many compliments and the mails of support. That was really special and remarkable. It is funny to see that the podcast touches so many people. Even though the relationship with Laura is over this is still fun … Continue reading Merry Christmas to y’all! →
In this episode we have several interesting things going on. We start by going to the doctor and complain about pain. After the lesson we focus on a whole different kind-of-thing: people that are being searched in the Netherlands without a warrant. The Paul Koetsier, spokesperson for the police in Gelderland, explains why. Finally we … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #43: Going to the Doctor and the police speaks out! →
In this episode we are going to help out Becky. She is coming to the Netherlands as an Au Pairs and she wants to be able to say some things to the kids. So we made up a list of things you can say. Of course many of the sentence are useful in a context … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #42: Talking to kids →
Yesterday I asked for help on the translation of the Japanese article today somebody helped me out! Mao-Yuan Kao sent me the translation. Thanks!! It turns out that this is the Reuters-article translated from English to Japanese and now back again. What incredibly cool! [アムステルダム 6日 ロイター] オランダ人の男性(35)が遠く離れた場所に住む女性に求愛するために始めたポッドキャストが、世界中の人気を集めている。2006年半ばの開始時から多くのファンを集め、中国からアクセスする人もいるという。 [Amsterdam 6 Reuters] A Dutch was pursuing his love who … Continue reading Article on Laura speaks Dutch in Japanese. Cool! →
Today I discovered that there is an article about Laura speaks Dutch in …. Japanese. But I have no clue what the article says. If anybody would be able to translate this that would be so cool!
Laura speaks Dutch has turned into more than just a language lesson. Quite often I get questions and some are too much information to turn into a single episode. Sometimes it is just useful to have background information. For this reason I start a new section: “Your questions answered.” The idea is simpel: you can … Continue reading New section in the podcast →
After all the celebrations we did in the podcast on Sinterklaas we would easily forget that we still have to finish our tour through the country. We visited Limburg and now we are going backup up. Above Limburg is Noord Brabant a province we discussed a couple of weeks ago. Above that is my home-province … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #41: The province of Gelderland →
One of the big things of the Sinterklaasfeest is singing the songs. In the previous episode I featured a song especially sung for the podcast. Now it is time to take it to the next level and learn you the text. Besides that I want to teach you a couple of words to help you … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #40: Sinterklaasje kom maar binnen met je knecht! →
Something really traditional happened today: Like every year Sinterklaas (see picture) arrived in our country. Typically that is very celebrational with music, singing songs and of course many, many children. He will stay for three weeks and celebrate his birthday as he has done for centuries. That means the good times for children are beginning, … Continue reading Laura speaks Dutch #39: Sinterklaas arrived! →
Today a someone I once met pointed me to an article about Laura speaks Dutch in one of the leading newspapers in Germany. Go figure: His wife is in Germany, reads the paper and links this to me. The article is clearly funny and a must read if you speak German. There are a few … Continue reading Now the Germans know us too →
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Podcast Details

Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
May 13th, 2006
Latest Episode
May 17th, 2009
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
73
Avg. Episode Length
12 minutes

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