Download e-book for iPad: Introduction to Dutch: A Practical Grammar by William Z. Shetter

By William Z. Shetter

ISBN-10: 9024720079

ISBN-13: 9789024720071

ISBN-10: 9401750009

ISBN-13: 9789401750004

First version This grammar arose from the necessity for a concise presentation of the necessities of the Dutch language that can be used either for self reliant domestic learn and in teams or periods less than formal guideline. With the previous objective in brain, the reasons were made as self-explanatory as attainable, and a whole key to the workouts has been supplied in an appendix. within the curiosity of simplicity and straightforwardness of reference and evaluation, every one grammatical subject is mentioned as absolutely as workable in a single position, and an attempt has been made to incorporate just one significant grammatical characteristic in anybody bankruptcy. yet considering that a superb starting place can extra successfully be completed via research below educated supervision or with a local speaker of the language, the presentation has additionally been made adapt­ in a position to this sort of examine. The short fill-in workouts in each one lesson supply a version for any quantity of drill, and the dialogues and readings integrated at abnormal periods in addition to the evaluation selec­ tions positioned after each few chapters supplies the required further perform in supervised guideline. support should still as a minimum be sought with the pronunciation, the crucial stumbling-block within the approach of both self sufficient or supervised study.

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12. Take another orange! No, thank you. 13. Is it an interesting book? 14. Yes, but that other one is more interesting. 15. She (hct) is a nice girl. 16. Yes, she is nice, but not pretty. 17. Good evening, Mr. Theunisse. Good evening, Mrs. Daan. Good morning, Miss Boeren. 18. Ordinary people do not buy the most expensive clothes. 19. I don't have it any longer. 20. Isn't the glass dry? 2 I. In the winter we get a lot of snow. * When the diphthong ij stands at the beginning of a word which must be capitalized, both letten are capitalized: het IJ, IJmuiden, de IJssel.

A small number of common adjectives ending in -d replace this sound, on addition of an ending, with another one. In goed and rood the d becomes j: (written) (pronounced) goede goeie rode rooze Adjectives with the diphthong ou replace such a d between vowels with w: oude ouwe koude kouwe The 'written' forms are often used in careful or formal speech, and the 'spoken' forms characteristic of colloquial speech are occasionally written this way. 3. There are a number of instances in which no ending is added to the adjective.

Zij hebben zeker plaats voor jou en mij en het hele gezin. 10. Zij wonen bij meneer en mevrouw Mulders. I I. Zij praten altijd veel over hem. 12. Breng die brief voor me naar de brievenbus, wilje? Doe hem voor me op de bus. 13. Hebje de koffer al klaar voor mij? 14. Nee, op het ogenblik heb ik hem nog niet klaar. 15. Het spijt me, maar hij (die) is nog niet klaar. Neem me niet kwalijk. 16. Zo, nu is alles voor elkaar! 17. Zelfs hij weet dat. 18. Het glas is stuk. I g. Op het ogenblik zijn de kinderen op school.

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