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Publisher's Summary

Is conversational Dutch turning a little too tricky for you? Do you have no idea how to order a meal or book a room at a hotel?

If your answer to any of the previous questions was "Yes", then this book is for you!

If there’s even been something tougher than learning the grammar rules of a new language, it’s finding the way to speak with other people in that tongue. Any student knows this - we can try our best at practicing, but you always want to avoid making embarrassing mistakes or not getting your message through correctly.

"How do I get out of this situation?" Many students ask themselves, to no avail, but no answer is forthcoming.

Until now.

We have compiled more than 100 conversational Dutch stories for beginners, along with their translations, allowing new Dutch speakers to have the necessary tools to begin studying how to set a meeting, rent a car, or tell a doctor that they don’t feel well. We’re not wasting time here with conversations that don’t go anywhere: If you want to know how to solve problems (while learning a ton of Dutch along the way, obviously), this book is for you!

How Conversational Dutch Dialogues works:

  • Each new chapter will have a fresh, new story between two people who wish to solve a common, day-to-day issue that you will surely encounter in real life.
  • An Dutch version of the conversation will take place first, followed by an English translation. This ensures that you fully understood just what it was that they were saying.
  • Before and after the main section of the book, we shall provide you with an introduction and conclusion that will offer you important strategies, tips, and tricks to allow you to get the absolute most out of this learning material.
  • That’s about it! Simple, useful, and incredibly helpful; you will NOT need another conversational Dutch book once you have begun listening and studying this one!

We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles!

So look no further! Pick up your copy of Conversational Dutch Dialogues, and start learning Dutch right now!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Lingo Mastery (P)2021 Lingo Mastery

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I enjoyed this audiobook very much. It covered all the basics to start having conversations in Dutch. The short-dialogue structure per chapter was perfect for me. I have a short attention span so the constant change of topic felt refreshing.

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It's OK but could have been rather better

I've reached around Dialogue 30 now so feel qualified enough to comment on this title. It's becoming more challenging to understand everything now. This title will certainly have its uses, just don't expect too much from it.

Why? This title does not dramatise a trip to or stay in the Netherlands or Belgium, but instead portrays numerous very short dialogues between *Americans* living in *America*. You're even told this in the introduction to the printed version. Basically what they did was create lots of dialogues between various fictional Americans and then translate them (idiomatically they claim) into Dutch, having a Dutch couple act them out. For me, this feels like a rather lazy approach and a great opportunity is missed for the listener to learn more about the Netherlands or Belgium. Instead, you listen to a couple of Dutch voice actors talk about things happening in New York or Portland, etc. It just sounds weird.

The acting, especially by the American couple (the same 4 voice actors do all the dialogues, another opportunity missed), sounds pretty wooden (especially the man, who has the classic old-fashioned deep American voice, of course, responds too quickly and lacks a range of emotions). A range of actors and more natural-sounding responses would have improved the listener's experience and learning.

Some creativity has gone into making the actual dialogues, but the fact they play out where they do and use the same actors every time makes the whole thing feel a bit lazy (and probably done on the cheap).

Certainly it will be useful for improving your Dutch listening skills, and I'd probably give it 3.5 stars overall, just know what you're getting and don't expect too much. Certainly it's not the only Dutch conversation guide you'll ever need, as the publishers claim.