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INTRODUCTION
Peter: Goedendag! Mijn naam is Peter. [Greeting in 101 language]
Judith: Judith here! Absolute Beginner Season 1 , Lesson 2 - Where Do You Live?
Peter: Hi, my name is Peter, and I am joined here by Judith.
Judith: Hello, everyone and welcome back to DutchPOD101.com
Peter: What are we learning today?
Judith: In this lesson you'll will learn how to introduce yourself.
Peter: This conversation takes place on a street in Amsterdam.
Judith: The conversation is between Anna and Marijke.
Peter: The speakers are friends, therefore they will be speaking informal Dutch.
Judith: Let’s listen to the conversation.

Lesson conversation

A: Woon je weer in Nederland?
M: Ja, ik woon weer hier. Ik woon weer in Amsterdam.
A: In het centrum?
M: Ja, en waar woon jij?
A: Ik woon ook in Amsterdam.
M: Werk jij in het centrum?
A: Ja, ik werk hier. Werk jij ook in het centrum?
M: Nee, ik werk thuis.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
A: Woon je weer in Nederland?
M: Ja, ik woon weer hier. Ik woon weer in Amsterdam.
A: In het centrum?
M: Ja, en waar woon jij?
A: Ik woon ook in Amsterdam.
M: Werk jij in het centrum?
A: Ja, ik werk hier. Werk jij ook in het centrum?
M: Nee, ik werk thuis.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
A: Woon je weer in Nederland?
Judith: Are you living in the Netherlands again?
M: Ja, ik woon weer hier. Ik woon weer in Amsterdam.
Judith: Yes, I’m living here again. I’m living in Amsterdam again.
A: In het centrum?
Judith: In the center?
M: Ja, en waar woon jij?
Judith: Yes, and where do you live?
A: Ik woon ook in Amsterdam.
Judith: I also live in Amsterdam.
M: Werk jij in het centrum?
Judith: Do you work in the center?
A: Ja, ik werk hier. Werk jij ook in het centrum?
Judith: Yes, I work here. Do you also work in the center?
M: Nee, ik werk thuis.
Judith: No, I work at home.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
English Host: Okay let’s talk a bit about the Netherlands as a country.
The Netherlands is the most densely populated country in the European Union. Amsterdam is the capital city. Amsterdam is part of a huge urban area called the “Randstad”. More than 40% of the total population lives in what is called the "Randstad". The Randstad is a huge urban area consisting of the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht.
The Randstad is a melting pot of many different cultures from all over the world. In fact, the most culturally diverse cities are located in the Randstad.
As of January 2011, the largest groups were from Morocco, Turkey, and Great Britain. (The United States came in 6th place.)
The Dutch define citizenship status using the terms "Autochtonen", which are people whose parents were both born in the Netherlands and "Allochtonen", which are people with at least one parent who wasn’t born in the Netherlands
VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Judith: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
The first word we shall see is:
Peter: wonen [natural native speed]
Judith: to live
Peter: wo-nen [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Peter: wonen [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: je [natural native speed]
Judith: you
Peter: je [slowly]
Peter: je [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: Nederland [natural native speed]
Judith: the Netherlands
Peter: Ne-der-land [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Peter: Nederland [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: ik [natural native speed]
Judith: I
Peter: ik [slowly ]
Peter: ik [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: weer [natural native speed]
Judith: again
Peter: weer [slowly]
Peter: weer [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: hier [natural native speed]
Judith: here
Peter: hier [slowly]
Peter: hier [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: in [natural native speed]
Judith: in
Peter: in [slowly]
Peter: in [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: de [natural native speed]
Judith: the
Peter: de [slowly]
Peter: de [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: het [natural native speed]
Judith: the
Peter: het [slowly]
Peter: het [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: centrum [natural native speed]
Judith: center
Peter: cen-trum [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Peter: centrum [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: waar [natural native speed]
Judith: where
Peter: waar [slowly]
Peter: waar [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: jij [natural native speed]
Judith: you (stressed)
Peter: jij [slowly]
Peter: jij [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: werken [natural native speed]
Judith: work
Peter: wer-ken [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Peter: werken [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: nee [natural native speed]
Judith: no
Peter: nee [slowly]
Peter: nee [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: huis [natural native speed]
Judith: house
Peter: huis [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Peter: huis [natural native speed]
Next:
Peter: thuis [natural native speed]
Judith: at home
Peter: thuis [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Peter: thuis [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
The first word we’ll look at is....
There are two words for "the" in Dutch "de" and "het". "De" is used for almost all nouns and also for the plurals, like "de kinderen" (the children). "Het" is only used for neuter nouns like "het centrum" (the center).
In the dialogue, you saw both "je" and "jij" for "you". They both mean basically the same thing, but when you want to give it a bit more emphasis, you would use “jij”.
In a normal question like "Do you live in the Netherlands?" ("Woon je weer in Nederland?") you would use "je". But then if you answer the question and want to follow up with "and you?", you're putting the stress on the "you", so then you'd use "jij" "en jij?" (and you?).

Lesson focus

Grammar The focus of this lesson is conjugating regular verbs, part 1.
Judith: Most Dutch verbs end in -en or -n. In order to conjugate a regular verb in Dutch, you need to remove the -en from the verb. This will give you the verb stem.
Peter: For example, we have the verb ‘werken’ (to work). When you take away the -en, you get ‘werk’.
Judith: ‘Werk’ is the stem of the verb and it is also used when talking about yourself, using the word "ik" (I).
Peter: "Ik werk" is "I work". To say "you work", you have to add a -t, so you get "jij werkt". "Jij werkt" is "you work".
Judith: We can do the same with other verbs, like "wonen". Take off the -en and you get "won", the stem. In this case, we have to spell it "woon" with a double O in order to maintain the long vowel -- we'll cover this in more detail in lesson 7.
Peter: So the first person is "ik woon" (I live) and the 2nd person is "jij woont" (you live).
Judith: Finally, note that in questions, the final -t disappears from the 2nd person form. This makes questions faster to pronounce.
Peter: "Waar woon jij?" (Where do you live?), "Waar werk jij?" (Where do you work?)

Outro

Judith: That just about does it for today.

Outro

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Judith: So, see you next week!
Peter: Doei!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Wednesday at 07:45 PM
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Hoi Callum Behrendt,


Thank you for your question 😎 That's unfortunately just a matter of learning what article belongs to what noun.

When you are learning the nouns you will of course also learn what article goes with it.


Jacob,

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Callum Behrendt
Tuesday at 04:57 PM
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Hallo!


I am confused with de and het...


Het can be used in hoe gaat het but is also used here in "in het centrum"... How will i know to use het instead of de?

Felicia
Saturday at 02:11 AM
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The quiz marked me wrong when I used "de" as my word for "the". There are 2 words for "the". It shouldn't be counted wrong because I used the one the program didn't want me to use.

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Friday at 01:14 AM
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Hello Monique,


The review and audio tracks can be downloaded by clicking the arrow down button on top of the page (beneath the title).


Best,

Levente

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Monique
Thursday at 08:52 PM
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They keep saying to download review audio tracks to help with pronunciation, but I can’t find it anywhere. Please help!

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Monday at 09:33 AM
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Hoi Qasim,


Thank you very much!!


Heel graag gedaan en veel succes 👍😇


Jacob,

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Monday at 09:10 AM
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Hoi Gustavo,


Thank you for commenting and sharing 😇


Je wilt in Arnhem werken? Het is een leuke stad.


Jacob,

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Monique Cimorelli
Saturday at 11:08 PM
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How do I check my pronunciation?

Gustavo
Sunday at 05:26 AM
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Ik wil in Arnhem werken

Qasim
Saturday at 07:54 AM
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Awesome work !

Helpful & useful lesson: clear pronunciation with English translation added to real situations

Best wishes