Is The Dutch Language Similar To English? What are the differences?

How similar are Dutch and English?

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, which means that it is related to Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German and English to name a few. But how close is Dutch actually to English? Can an English speaker understand some degree of Dutch, or is it at least accessible to learn? Well, there’s no doubt that … Read more Is The Dutch Language Similar To English? What are the differences?

Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

More phrases in 1847’s Algerian Derdja Here are some more handy phrases from the phrasebook I found on Google books. For an introduction and and overview of the different parts, go to part one: Algerian Arabic dialogues Second dialogue Consent, refusal, giving thanks and excusing oneself I agree رضيت Rdhit I-have-consented Of course, with all … Read more Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

Language samples of the Derdja, or Algerian Arabic spoken in 1847’s Constantine I’ve been on the lookout for useful material that I can use to learn the Algerian dialect of Arabic for a long time. Good sources are hard to come by, but recently I found an old book online called Guide de la conversation … Read more Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

5 Danish Mini Stories With Audio (Dialogues for Danish Beginners And Intermediate Students)

Danish stories with audio

Easy stories in simple Danish for beginners Below you’ll find my Danish translation and my recordings of 5 mini stories. I hope you’ll find them useful as a resource. I spent a lot of time translating and recording these into Danish, so please let me know what you think in the comments below! If you’re … Read more 5 Danish Mini Stories With Audio (Dialogues for Danish Beginners And Intermediate Students)

“Hvem er hun” A Danish dialogue with audio and translation

Danish parallel sentence texts with audio are hard to come by Since I’ve been learning languages, I’ve been on the lookout for good learning materials online. I always look for parallel texts in a language I understand next to my target language as well as corresponding audio recordings. These kind of texts are extremely useful, … Read more “Hvem er hun” A Danish dialogue with audio and translation