Monday, December 05, 2005

Nederlands Lesson Today ...

Excuseer, meneer, bent u hier bekend?
Ja
Waar is de bibliotheek a.u.b?
Oh, dat is niet zo ver. U gaat hier rechtdoor tot aan het plein. Dan gaat u naar rechts. Aan het einde van de straat gaat u naar links en dan neemt u de tweede straat rechts. De bibliotheek is aan de linkerkant van de strrat.
Bedankt!
Graag gedaan!

Now, oddly enough, I can follow these directions ... oh yes, directions they are.
Read them aloud, that helps some.
Then knowing that links is left, and rechts is right, mmmm and rechtdoor is 'straight ahead', of course ... goes some way to getting you to the bibliotheek (library).

2 comments:

Rinus said...

everybody speaks englisch in dutchcountry and in the bibliotheek you will find englisch books

woman wandering said...

thank you rinus, i love the way the dutch speakers are so fluent in so many other languages ... especially english. but my belgian partner wants me to learn nederlands spreek so i can talk to his children ... and i want to work here one day. :-)