Sundays (Or: Start of another week)

Here we are at Sunday night once more. Saturday was a visit to the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, though that is a post for another day. Today was more football (NFL) — just the way I like it.

Of course, to get to that point I had to some errands and chores around the house, but at least I have perfected the art of going to the laundromat, waiting for the stuff to be put into the dryer, and then walking further on to the grocery store to do some quick shopping. I made it back with 8 minutes to spare! I only forgot the bread (boo) but a quick trip to the deli fixed that.

I will say that the progress with learning the Dutch language is not going as fast as I would have hoped at the 3 month mark, but at least I am currently enjoying it. I am somewhere buried deep in the word order section of dutchgrammar.com.

Here’s a sample of what I stare at almost nightly:

Image from dutchgrammar.com (click image to be taken to page where things are explained)

 

Of course, at this point I have finished all three of these sections and am not dealing with things outside of this format, like making sentences negative using niet.

Here was one of the more interesting blog posts that I read recently:

(Not Just Another) Weekend by Unquiet Time

– On Taptoe, a band festival; on cranes poised on river barges tipping over; and on being offered a job as a Delft tour guide.

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2 thoughts on “Sundays (Or: Start of another week)

  1. unquiettime

    I think it is safe to say that most of the English speakers I know over here find that learning Dutch is going more slowly than anticipated. I know that’s been my experience! But the degree of self-study you are doing is really impressive and I am sure it will serve you well when you arrive. (And of course: thanks for the link! I’m glad you liked the post.)

  2. Marco

    The learning of Dutch is going at a steady pace. That “not as fast as I had hoped” is totally in your head. Your pronounciation is decent. You know how to make simple sentences. What you’re working on through that site is the stuff that us Dutchies don’t even really know, we just do. 🙂
    So yay. You’re awesome and you’re doing great. 🙂
    Maar….is het al donderdag?

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