28 September 2009

ThE NeTheRLaNds EUROS

The euro (symbol: €; plural euros) is the currency of the European Economic and Monetary Union. The official ISO code of the currency is EUR.
In 1992 in Maastricht, the Netherlands decided definitively introduction of the euro. This would equal the value of 1 euro to 1 ECU ( 'European Currency Unit' or 'European unit ").

The coins and banknotes were introduced on January 1, 2002 simultaneously in 12 countries of the European Union, and in Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City, the largest monetary changeover operation at all times.
The euro has 15 "normal" appearances: 7 banknotes 8 coins.



                                                      1 euro cent

                                                      2 euro cents

                                                     5 euro cents

                                                     10 euro cents

                                                     20 euro cents

                                                    50 euro cents

                                                            1 euro

                                                           2 euros

The coins have a European side. There are three different designs that show maps of Europe, with the 12 stars of the European Union in the background.
In addition, each euro country is free to choose his own symbols and text on the national side of euro coins to place. The Netherlands Euro has the face of Queen Beatrix. In the Netherlands the use of the 1 and 2 cent coins, since 2004 by allowing the rounding to 5 cents, significantly reduced. In most stores, amounts since then rounded to the nearest 5 cents.

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ANSWERS, exercise 10

DUTCH LANGUAGE: opposites
Exercise 10, opposites

ANTWOORDEN
1. gewoon                                   21. duur
2. mooi                                       22. heren
3. kinderen                                  23. onder
4. vriezen                                    24. nacht
5. open                                       25. vroeg
6. modern                                   26. privé
7. netjes                                      27. oud
8. even                                        28. zacht
9. kopen                                      29. verdrietig
10. jongen                                    30. vies
11. winnen                                   31.licht
12. dik                                         32. gisteren
13. lang                                       33. gaan
14. branden                                 34. veel
15. saai                                       35. veraf
16. sterk                                     36. daar
17. aanwezig                               37. wit
18. achter                                    38. haat
19. laat                                       39. jong
20. tante                                      40. lente

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EXERCISE 10: opposites

OPPOSITES-TEGENSTELLINGEN
Give the opposite:
example: ingang - uitgang
1. bijzonder                                21. goedkoop
2. lelijk                                      22. dames
3. ouders                                   23. boven
4. ontdooien                              24. dag
5. dicht                                      25. laat
6. ouderwets                              26. openbaar
7. slordig                                   27. nieuw
8. oneven                                  28. hard
9. verkopen                               29. blij
10. meisje                                 30. lekker
11. verliezen                              31. donker
12. dun                                      32. morgen
13. kort                                     33. komen
14. blussen                               34. half
15. interessant                          35. dichtbij
16. zwak                                  36. hier
17. afwezig                              37. zwart
18. voor                                    38. liefde
19. vroeg                                   39. oud
20. oom                                     40. herfst

ANTWOORDEN

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ENGLISH-DUTCH VOCABULARY 7: opposites

English - Dutch
small - klein                                  big - groot
long - lang                                    short - kort
behind - achter                             front - voor
dark - donker                                light - licht
early - vroeg                                 laat - late
happy - vrolijk                              sad - verdrietig
uncle - oom                                  auntie - tante
fall, autumn - herfst                       spring - lente
question - vraag                            answer - antwoord
love - liefde                                  hate - haat
exit - uitgang                                 entrance - ingang
special - bijzonder                        common - gewoon
cheap - goedkoop                         expensive - duur
ugly - lelijk                                   beautiful - mooi
ladies - dames                              gentlemen - heren
parents - ouders                           children - kinderen
up - boven                                   under - onder
freeze - vriezen                            melt, thaw - ontdooien
day - dag                                     night - nacht
open - openen                              close - sluiten, dicht
now - nu                                      later - later
modern - modern                          old fashion - ouderwets
public - openbaar                          private - privé
untidy, disordered - slordig             orderly, properly - netjes
new - nieuw                                  old - oud
even – even                                  uneven - oneven
loud - hard                                   soft - zacht
buy - kopen                                 sell - verkopen
sad - verdrietig                             happy - blij
grandmother - oma                       grandfather - opa
light - licht                                   heavy - zwaar
now - nu                                     later - straks
sick - ziek                                   healthy - gezond
length - lengte                              width - breedte
brother - broer                             sister - zus
friend - vriend                             enemy - vijand
add - optellen                               subtract - aftrekken
divide - delen                               multiply - vermenigvuldigen
noise - lawaai                              stilte - silence
sun - zon                                     moon - maan
village - dorp                               town - stad
fat - vet                                       thin - mager, slank
clean - schoon                             dirty - vuil
better - beter                               worse - slechter
honest - eerlijk                             dishonest - oneerlijk
stop - stoppen                              continue - doorgaan
eat - eten                                     drink - drinken
water - water                               fire - vuur
victory - overwinning                   defeat - nederlaag
previous - vorig                            volgend - next
empty - leeg                                 full - vol
sometimes - soms                         always - altijd
give - geven                                 take - nemen
nothing - niets                              everything - alles
quick - vlug                                 slow - langzaam
winter - winter                             summer - zomer
cry - uilen                                   laugh - lachen
up -op                                        under - onder
boy - jongen                                girl - meisje
delicious - lekker                          dirty - vies
win - winnen                               defeat - verliezen
half - half                                   whole - heel
fat - dik                                      thin - dun
tomorrow - morgen                     yesterday - gisteren
lower - verlagen                          raise - verhogen
come - komen                            go - gaan
burn - branden                            extinguish - blussen
few - weinig                               much - veel
interesting - interessant                boring - saai
nearby - dichtbij                         far - veraf
strong - sterk                             weak - zwak
here - hier                                 there - daar
present - aanwezig                      absent - afwezig

EXERCISE 10:

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27 September 2009

ANSWERS exercise 9

DUTCH LANGUAGE: parts of the body
Exercise 9, parts of the body

ANTWOORDEN
1. gezicht                                     11. elleboog
2. oog                                          12. arm
3. neus                                         13. keel
4. nek                                          14. mond
5. oor                                           15. maag
6. tand                                         16. wenkbrauw
7. teen                                         17. wimper
8. tong                                         18. voet
9. hiel                                          19. schouder
10. enkel                                      20. rug

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EXERCISE 9: parts of the body

Translate the following into Dutch:
PARTS OF THE BODY
1. face -                                    11. elbow - 
2. eye -                                     12. arm -
3. nose -                                   13. throat -
4. neck -                                   14. mouth -
5. ear -                                     15. stomach -
6. tooth -                                  16. eyebrow -
7. toe -                                     17. eyelash -
8. tongue -                                18. foot -
9. heel -                                    19. shoulder -
10. ankle -                                20. back -

ANTWOORDEN:

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ENGLISH-DUTCH VOCABULARY 6: PaRTs of The BodY

English - Dutch
Parts of the body - Lichaamsdelen
head - hoofd                                         shoulder - schouder
neck - nek                                            throat - keel
chest- borst                                          belly - buik
stomach - maag                                     hip - heup
buttocks - billen                                    back - rug
leg - been                                     thigh - dijbeen, bovenbeen
knee - knie                                            skin - huid

thumb - duim

index finger - wijsvinger
middel finger - middelvinger
ring finger - ringvinger
little finger - pink

hand - hand                                     wrist - pols
fist - vuist                                         finger - vinger
nail - nagel                                        head - hoofd
forehead - voorhoofd                         face - gezicht
eye - oog                                         ear - oor
nose - neus                                      mouth - mond
tooth - tand                                     tongue - tong
lip - lip                                             chin - kin
hair - haar                                        eyelash - wimper
cheek - wang                                    eyebrow - wenkbrauw
foot - voet                                        ankle - enkel
heel - hiel                                         toe - teen
EXERCISE 9:

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26 September 2009

ANSWERS, exercise 8

DUTCH LANGUAGE: animals
EXERCISE 8: Animals

ANSWERS exercise 8: animals
1. kikker                                     11. geit
2. libel                                        12. hond
3. mieren                                    13. eend
4. koe                                        14. schaap
5. vis                                          15. dolfijn
6.varken                                     16. konijn
7. kip                                         17. inktvis
8. kat, poes                                 18. duif
9. bij                                           19. papagaai
10. krab                                      20. paard

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EXERCISE 8: animals

ANIMALS-DIEREN
Translate the ff. into Dutch:
1. frog -                                        11. goat -
2. dragonfly -                                12. dog -
3. ants -                                        13. duck -
4. cow -                                        14. sheep -
5. vis -                                          15. dolphin -
6. pig -                                          16. rabbit -
7. chicken -                                   17. cuttle-fish -
8. cat -                                          18. dove -
9. bee -                                         19. parrot -
10. crab -                                      20. horse -
ANTWOORDEN:

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ENGLISH-DUTCH VOCABULARY 5: AniMaLs

English - Dutch
AniMaLs - DieReN

dog - hond                                   cat - kat, poes
chicken - kip                                sheep - schaap
horse - paard                                duck - eend
goose - gans                                  cow - koe
rabbit - konijn                                pig - varken
goat - geit

lion - leeuw                                   snake - slang
tiger - tijger                                 ape/monkey - aap
elephant - olifant                           bear - beer
crocodile - krokodil                        deer - hert

parrot - papagaai                            birds - vogels
dove - duif                                     bat - vleermuis

ants - mieren                                  butterfly - vlinder
spider - spin                                    grasshopper - sprinkhaan
lice - luis                                         bee - bij
mouse - muis                                   frog - kikker
dragonfly - libel

Sea animals - Zee dieren
fish - vis                                           dolphin - dolfijn
sea dog - zeehond                              sea lion - zeeleeuw
shark - haai                                       whale - walvis
crab - krab                                         shell fish - schelp
cuttle-fish/octopus - inktvis                 orca/killer whale - orka
sea star - zeester                                 sea horse - zeepaard
EXERCISE 8:

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AnsWers Exercise 7: frutits, veggies & spices

 DUTCH LANGUAGE: fruits, veggies and spices
 Exercise 7: fruits, veggies and spices

ANTWOORDEN:
1. aardappel                                 16. knoflook
2. ui                                            17. sinaasappel
3. appel                                       18. peer
4. citroen                                     19. bloemkool
5. komkommer                            20. peen, wortel
6. kool                                        21. erwten
7. selderij                                    22. basilicum
8. kaneel                                     23. anijs
9. druiven                                    24. kers
10. aardbeien                               25. perzik
11. mandarijn                               26. pruim
12. sla                                         27. spinazie
13. prei                                        28. tomataat
14. gember                                   29. munt
15. vanille                                    30. ananas

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EXERCISE 7; fruits, veggies & spices

 FRUITS, VEGGIES and SPICES
Translate the ff. into Dutch:
1. potatoe -                                    16. garlic -
2. onion -                                       17. orange -
3. apple -                                       18. pear -
4. lemon -                                      19. cauliflower -
5. cucumber -                                 20. carrot -
6. cabbage -                                    21. peas -
7. celery  -                                      22. basil -
8. cinnamon -                                  23. anise -
9. grapes -                                       24. cherry -
10. strawberry -                               25. peach -
11. mandarin -                                 26. plum -
12. lettuce -                                     27. spinach -
13. leek -                                         28. tomatoe -
14. ginger -                                      29. mint -
15. vanilla -                                     30. pineapple -
ANTWOORDEN:

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ENGLISH-DUTCH VOCABULARY 4: fruitS, vegetables and spices

English - Dutch
fruits - vruchten of fruit                                        
orange - sinaasappel                        pineapple - ananas
grapes - druiven                              peach - perzik
pear - peer                                      raspberry - framboos
blackberry - zwarte bessen               strawberry - aardbeien
banana - banaan                              watermelon - watermeloen
cherry - kers                                    lemon - citroen
mandarin - mandarijn                       plum - pruimen
kiwi - kiwi                                       apple - appel


vegetables - groenten
potato - aardappels                          tomatoe - tomaat
lettuce - sla                                     cucumber - komkommer
carrot - peen, wortel                        squash, pumpkin - pompoen
cauliflower - bloemkool                    broccoli - broccoli
cabbage - kool                                 French beans - sperziebonen
brown beans - bruine bonen             onion - ui
paprika - paprika                             spinach - spinazie
peas - erwten                                  leek - prei
soya - soja
spices - specerijen
ginger - gember                               garlic - knoflook
celery - selderij                                clove - kruidnagel
cinnamon - kaneel                            mustard - mosterd
pepper - peper                                 cumin - komijn, dijnten
coriander - koriander, ketoembar       anise - anijs
basil - basilicum                                dill - dille
tarragon - dragon                              caraway - karwij
turmeric - kurkuma, koenijt               laurel - laurier
rosemary - rozemarijn                       sage - salie
star anise - steranijs                           thyme - tijm
vanilla - vanille                                  mint - munt
EXERCISE 7:

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25 September 2009

AnsWers exercise 6

DUTCH LANGUAGE, family members and people
Exercise 6: family members and people

Answers:
1. vader                                       6. zoon
2. opa                                          7.volwassene
3. moeder                                    8. dochter
4. meisje                                      9. vrouw
5. vrouw                                     10. peuter

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ExerCise 6: family members, people

FAMILY MEMBERS and PEOPLE
Translate the ff. into Dutch:
1. father -                                     6. son -
2. grandfather -                             7. adult -
3. mother -                                   8. daughter -
4. girl -                                         9. woman -
5. wife -                                      10. toddler -
ANTWOORDEN:

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ENGLISH-DUTCH VOCABULARY 3: FaMiLy members, PeOpLe

Family Members - Familie Leden
father - vader                               brother - broer
mother - moeder                          son - zoon
daughter - dochter                        sister - zus
baby - baby
grandfather - opa                          uncle - oom
grandmother - oma                        auntie - tante

People - mensen
boy - jongen                                 meisje - girl
children - kinderen                        peuter - toddler
man - man                                   woman - vrouw
volwassene - adult, grown-up
EXERCISE 6:

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AnsWers exercise 5

DUTCH LANGUAG: days, months and seasons
Exercise 5: days, months and seasons

Antwoorden:
1. maart                                           11. maandag
2. december                                     12. zomer
3. dinsdag                                        13. januari
4. zaterdag                                       14. winter
5. februari                                        15. september
6. herfst                                           16. april
7. lente                                            17. october
8. mei                                              18. augustus
9. vrijdag                                         19. woensdag
10. zondag                                       20. juni

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EXERCISE 5: days, months & seasons

DAYS, MONTHS and SEASONS
Translate the ff. into Dutch:
1. March -                                     11. Monday -
2. December -                                12. summer -
3. Tuesday -                                  13. January -
4. Saturday -                                  14. winter -
5. February -                                  15. September -
6. autumn -                                     16. April -
7. spring -                                       17. October -
8. May -                                         18. August -
9. Friday -                                      19. Wednesday -
10. Sunday -                                   20. June -
ANTWOORDEN

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ENGLISH-DUTCH VOCABULARY 2: daYs, mOnThS, seAsOns

The names of the days, months and seasons are written in small letters.

Days of the week - Dagen van de week
Monday - maandag                               
Tuesday - dinsdag
Wednesday - woensdag
Thursday - donderdag
Friday - vrijdag
Saturday - zaterdag
Sunday - zondag

Months - maanden
January - januari                             July - juli
February - februari                          August - augustus
March - maart                                September - september
April - april                                     October - october
May - mei                                       November - november
June - juni                                       December - december

Seasons - seizoenen
spring - lente, voorjaar                     summer - zomer
autumn, fall - herfst                         winter - winter, najaar
EXERCISE 5

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AnsWER exercise 4

DUTCH LANGUAGE, Colors and Forms
Exercise 4, color and forms

Antwoorden:
1. blauw                                       11. driehoek
2. groen                                        12. wit
3. zwart                                        13. rechthoek
4. rood                                         14. vierkant
5. bruin                                        15. lavendel
6. ovaal                                        16. kastanjebruin
7. hemelsblauw                             17. zeshoek
8. cirkel                                        18. grijs
9. lila                                            19. geel
10. hart                                         20. paars

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EXerciSe 4: CoLorS and FoRms

 COLORS AND FORMS
Translate the ff. into Dutch:
1. blue -                                        11. triangle -
2. green -                                      12. white -
3. black -                                      13. rectangle -
4. red -                                         14. square -
5. brown -                                     15. lavender -
6. oval -                                        16. maroon -
7. sky blue -                                  17. hexagon -
8. circle -                                       18. gray -
9. lilac -                                         19. yellow -
10. heart -                                      20. violet -
ANTWOORDEN

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ENGLISH-DUTCH VOCABULARY 1: coLoRs and FoRms

English - Dutch
Colors - Kleuren
red - rood                                             green - groen
yellow - geel                                         orange - oranje
brown - bruin                                        black - zwart
violet, purple - paars                              lavender - lavendel
lilac - lila                                              white - wit
maroon - kastanjebruin                          gray - grijs
pink - roze                                            sky blue - hemelsblauw
Forms - Vormen
circle - cirkel                                         oval - ovaal
square - vierkant                                    rectangle - rechthoek
pentagon - vijfhoek                                hexagon - zeshoek
octagon - achthoek                                 decagon - tienhoek
star - ster                                               heart - hart
triangle - driehoek
EXERCISE 4

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24 September 2009

THeY Are BaCK



I would like to welcome back my followers after a short vacation for two days, :). I'm happy that my followers list is back.Then I can visit them again.

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23 September 2009

gReeTingS for YOu!

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FoLLOweRs LisT


To my BeLovEd FOLLOWERS, I am very, very sorry!!!. Since yesterday the list was gone. I don't know why. Maybe because we had virus last Sunday. My husband had to re-install the computer. I don't understand because that is the only list that was lost, the rest are just the same. Last time when I lost the list I found it in the dashboard and so I installed it back but now I cannot find it anymore. The same with my other blog, the followers list is also gone. So, PLEASE SIGN UP AGAIN!!! BE THE FIRST!
Did you encounter this kind of problem?
How do you solve it?

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18 September 2009

THe BiGGesT CHEESE in the WorLd


Dutch cheese maker BEEMSTER made a record-breaking cheese wheel. This year's biggest cheese weighs 1,323 pounds and 6 feet wide.

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12 September 2009

ANSWERS, exercise 3

TELLING TIME:

ANTWOORDEN OEFENING 3:
1.) 4.45                                         6.) 10.05
2.) 8.50                                         7.) 10.45
3.) 17.05                                       8.) 2.02
4.) kwart over 10                          9.) 4 over 11 ('s nachts)
5.) 1.30                                       10.) 2 over 12 ('s nachts)

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10 September 2009

ExeRcise 3: Telling TIMe

TELLING TIME
EXERCISE: Telling time
Answer the ff:
1.) kwart voor 5 ('s ochtends) =           6.) 5 over 10 =
2.) 10 voor 9 ('s ochtend) =             7.) kwart voor 11 ('s nachts) =
3.) 5 over 5 ('s middag) =                    8.) 2 over 2 ('s middags) =
4.) 22. 15 =                                        9.) 23. 04 =
5.) half 2 ('s middag) =                       10.) 2 voor 12 ('s nachts)

ANTWOORDEN
MORE EXERCISES:

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TeLLing TiMe (Dutch Language)

Dutch time: you should read first the minutes and then the hour.




half 7



half 1



kwart voor 8



kwart over 3



kwart voor 9



10 voor 10


5 over 10



10 voor 5



5 over 8



5 voor 11



5 voor half 8



5 over half 5



5 over half 8



10 over half 2



kwart voor 12




12:30 = half 1                                           6:30 =  half 7
15:30 = half 4                                           23:30 = half 12
7:45 = kwart voor 8                                  11:45 = kwart voor 12
9:45 = kwart voor 10                                16:45 = kwart voor 5
9:50 = 10 voor 10                                     4:50 = 10 voor 5
13:55 = 5 voor 2                                       17:52 = 8 voor 6
19:15 = kwart over 7                                8:15 = kwart over 8
20:15 = kwart over 8                                 1:15 = kwart over 1
12:10 = 10 over 12                                    6:05 = 5 over 6
21:03 = 3 over 9                                       19:07 = 7 over 7

EXERCISES:

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I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
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