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PostSubject: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:46 pm

Today, I am teaching myself a foreign language by watching the 1948 movie, "Abbot & Costello meet Frankenstein" with Dutch subtitles.

Did you know the Dutch word for coffin is "doodkist"?
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:51 pm

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Today, I am teaching myself a foreign language by watching the 1948 movie, "Abbot & Costello meet Frankenstein" with Dutch subtitles.
The reasons fairly scintillate the imagination.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:54 pm

Yeah, I was going for scintillation.

Which reason are you questioning? The fact that I am attempting to learn Dutch, or the fact that I'm using an old movie to do so?


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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:57 pm

My sister once was bitten by a moose.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:59 pm

It was probably her fault. Moose don't like to be teased. Especially about their looks.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:01 pm

Maybe it was a love-bite.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:06 pm

"Verstop dat hoofd" means "Hide that head."

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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:11 pm

"Conversational Dutch" learned from Abbott & Costello movies would probably be pretty entertaining.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:15 pm

My wife works for a Dutch bank. Maybe I can come up with something to impress them in casual conversation. "Hide that Head" seems promising. Or maybe, "Sluit me op." which means "Lock me in."
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:19 pm

In de kist verbergen dat hoofd.

Ik leerde Nederlands uit een stomme film dus slap me.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:24 pm

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Ik leerde Nederlands uit een stomme film dus slap me.
That wasn't nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:28 pm

Dus slap me. Mijn zus werd gebeten door een eland.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:31 pm

Consider it done.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:32 pm

Mijn hovercraft zit vol met paling.

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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:37 pm

"My hovercraft is full of eels"? Hard to work into a conversation.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:48 pm

Ik ben niet langer besmet.

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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:52 pm

Hij heeft duidelijk gegaan om zijn schepper te ontmoeten.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:08 pm

Mijn woord is zo goed als de jouwe.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:22 pm

Het spijt me deze uitdrukking niet te vertalen.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:25 pm

Dat is jouw probleem.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:28 pm

A lot of Dutch is easily parsed. Same roots.
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:33 pm

I'm sorry...are you looking for the Dutch word for parsley?  Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:36 pm

What's Dutch for dummkopf?
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PostSubject: Re: Always Learning   Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:39 pm

gek

Here's a line you should be able to insert into numerous conversations: "Dracula een gevaarlijk persoon is." Dracula is a very dangerous person.
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