Friday, 23 January 2015

Woord van de dag: spoed

I love this word: 'spoed'.

It just sounds great! Don't forget though that this is pronounced more like 'oo' than in English 'oe'.

It's also quite relevant as we went past a hospital the other day and one of my children asked… what does 'spoed' mean? (It was written 'spoedgevallen' on the sign).

Spoed or spoedgevallendienst is in fact A&E or Casualty in English.

Definition thanks to

"afdeling van een ziekenhuis waar men terecht kan voor dringende medische problemen"

Monday, 5 January 2015

A Dutch learner in Brussels' View

Here is an interesting article about one woman's attempts to learn Dutch in Brussels.

It's the same old problem unfortunately: nobody with whom to practice with some good old red-tape thrown in for good measure. Check it out here:

Clutch that Dutch
"Learning Dutch is proving much harder than I expected." 

by Ana Elisa Miranda