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MIES: Hi everyone, Mies here, and welcome to Basic Boot Camp Lesson 1: Basic Greetings in Dutch. This is the first in a five-part series that will help you ease your way into Dutch.
JACOB: Hallo, ik ben Jacob. I`m Jacob! Now, the idea of a boot camp calls to mind sweating and toil. But our boot camp is different!
MIES: Yes, you don’t have to sweat, we promise.
JACOB: We’ll go over all the basics that will really help you to understand Dutch in a fast and easy way.
MIES: And we’ll have fun doing it!
JACOB: Yes, and we won’t blow any whistles at you or scream at you to do two hundred push ups…though that might work too. We’ll see how it goes.
Lesson Details
Mies: Okay, so in this lesson, you will learn how to introduce yourself and ask someone their name!
Jacob: Now, what could be more basic than this? I promise you, you will have this conversation no fewer than two hundred times in your first month in the Netherlands.
Mies: Hmm, or maybe more
Jacob: This conversation is between strangers.
Mies: The language they are using is polite, because they don’t know each other, but it is not to overly formal.
Jacob: Let’s listen to the conversation.

Lesson conversation

Jacob: Hallo. Ik heet Jacob. Hoe heet jij?
Mies: Hallo Jacob. Ik heet Mies.
Jacob: Leuk je te ontmoeten!
Mies: Insgelijks.
Mies: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Jacob: Laten we nog eens luisteren. Langzaam nu.
Jacob: Hallo. Ik heet Jacob. Hoe heet jij?
Mies: Hallo Jacob. Ik heet Mies.
Jacob: Leuk je te ontmoeten!
Mies: Insgelijks.
Mies: And now with the translation.
Jacob: En nu met de vertaling!
Jacob: Hallo. Ik heet Jacob Hoe heet jij?
Mies: Hello. I'm Jacob What's your name?
Mies: Hallo Jacob. Ik heet Mies.
Mies: Hello Jacob. My name is Mies.
Jacob: Leuk je te ontmoeten!
Mies: Nice to meet you!
Mies: Insgelijks.
Mies: Same here.
Banter - Same as the cultural insight (12 lines)
MIES: So Jacob, what do people in the Netherlands do when they first meet? Like, is there any sort of custom?
JACOB: For the first time, it’s custom for both men and women to shake hands .
MIES: I would say that shaking hands is a must in the Netherlands
JACOB: Yeah, but once you become friendlier with the Dutch, we kiss each other on the cheeks.
MIES: How many times are we supposed to kiss?
JACOB We kiss each other three times: left , right , left.
MIES: How about in a business situation?
JACOB: No kissing, a handshake is your best bet.
MIES: Sounds easy to me! Okay, let’s take a closer look at these self-introductions.
JACOB: We’ll start with the vocabulary words for this lesson.
Vocabulary and Phrases
Mies: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. Okay, first we have:
Jacob: hallo [natural native speed]
Mies: hello (informal)
Jacob: hal-lo [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: hallo [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: ik [natural native speed]
Mies: I
Jacob: ik [slowly]
Jacob: ik [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: hoe [natural native speed]
Mies: how
Jacob: hoe [slowly]
Jacob: hoe [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: heet ( heten) [natural native speed]
Mies: be called
Jacob: heet ( heten) [slowly]
Jacob: heet ( heten) [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: jij [natural native speed]
Mies: you
Jacob: jij [slowly]
Jacob: jij [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: leuk [natural native speed]
Mies: nice
Jacob: leuk [slowly]
Jacob: leuk [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: je [natural native speed]
Mies: you
Jacob: je [slowly]
Jacob: je [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: te [natural native speed]
Mies: to
Jacob: te [slowly]
Jacob: te [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: ontmoeten [natural native speed]
Mies: meet
Jacob: ont-moet-en [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: ontmoeten [natural native speed]
Mies: Next:
Jacob: insgelijks [natural native speed]
Mies: same here
Jacob: ins-ge-lijks [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Jacob: insgelijks [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
M: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. Our first word here is "hello".
J: Hallo
M: Wait a minute. That sounds very similar to English to me.
J: Yes, you’re right. ‘Hallo’ is only slightly different from the English hello. Just replace the “e” for an “a” sound.
M: Listeners, Listen and repeat this phrase.
J: Hallo (10 second pause). Hallo
M: Great. In the conversation, we also heard “Leuk je te ontmoeten”.
J: Yes, “Leuk je te ontmoeten” means literally “Nice you to meet”,
M:. Oh I see “Nice to meet you.” In English. Let’s break down this phrase a bit.
J: Leuk means "nice."
M.: And the second word...
J: je
M: Means “you”, and the last two.
J: te ontmoeten
M: means, “to meet”. Listeners, listen and repeat:
J: Leuk je te ontmoeten (10 seconds) Leuk je te ontmoeten
M: Now that you said that, naturally, I can’t help but want to respond, Insgelijks which means "Same here” Listeners, listen and repeat
J: Insgelijks (ten seconds) Insgelijks
M: Now that wasn't so difficult, was it? Hope everyone isn’t getting too overheated in the boot camp. Maybe it’s time for some push-ups.
J: I think I could use some; I’m getting a little out of shape. But for now let’s move on to the grammar section.

Lesson focus

J: The focus of this lesson is asking some one his or her name.
M: What if your companion is, for some reason, hesitant to introduce themselves?
J: Well, it’s okay to become a little aggressive in your desire to get to know them.
M: Yes, just go ahead and ask their name yourself!
J: “Hoe heet jij?” This is how your question should sound.
M: It sounds like “hate” in English but is has a very different meaning it means "How are you called?".
J: "Hoe"
M: Means "How,"Let’s hear it one time again slowly.
J: "Hoe"
M: And one time again fast. Listeners, repeat after Jacob
J: "Hoe"
M: Next
J: "heet"
M: Means "called." Listeners hear it slowly please.
J: "heet"
M: And fast again. Listeners, repeat after, Jacob
J: "heet"
M: Next,
J: Jij
M: Means you. We’ve heard this one before, but let’s hear it slowly one more time.
J: jij
M: And one more time fast.
J: jij
M: So all together the question is:
J: Hoe heet jij?
M: Listeners, listen to the phrase, and repeat it out loud.
J: Hoe heet jij ? {pause} Hoe heet jij ?
M: Not too hard for our first boot camp lesson, huh!
J: No, it isn’t. And if you just use this little bit of Dutch, you will already have gone a long way to impress anyone you might meet in the Netherlands.
M: That’s right. There’s no better way to signal your interest and respect for the culture than to try speak a little bit of the language, even if you only know the basics.
J: That’s right.
M: To recap, let’s try a short dialogue. Imagine your name is Sandra. Try to answer the question,” what’s your name” out loud with the phrase we learned in this lesson.
J: Ik heet Sandra{pause} Ik heet Sandra
M: Great! Now what if someone says to you “Leuk je te ontmoeten”. What do you say?
J: {pause} Insgelijks
M: Great! Now what do you say if you want to learn some one's name?
J: {pause} Hoe heet jij ?
M: Here! The first step has been taken!
J: Well done!

Outro

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J: Thanks for listening. Dag! (“Bye” in Dutch)
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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Hello Listeners, can you introduce yourself in Dutch?

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Wednesday at 6:39 pm
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Hi Nahia,


Great to have you here studying with us!


Should you have any questions, please let us know.


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Nahia
Wednesday at 1:43 am
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Hoi, Ik ben Nahia. Ik kom uit Spanje, maar ik studeer fysiotherapie aan Nederlands.

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Sunday at 8:30 pm
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Hi Feruz,


Nice to meet you! I'm Cristiane. :)


Please check out this lesson about Self Introductions, which also explains about the use of "aangenaam":

https://www.dutchpod101.com/lesson/learn-dutch-in-three-minutes-1-self-introductions/


In case of any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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Feruz
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Ik ben feruz.

Ik heet feruz en jij ?

Feruz
Sunday at 4:44 pm
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Can we use aangenaam as nice to meet you

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Tuesday at 9:29 pm
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Hoi Rosalie,


Welkom hier and thank you for sharing a little bit of your background here. 😇

Ga je in Nederland wonen? Succes met het leren van het Nederlands en ik hoop dat je de lessen leuk vindt.


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Tuesday at 9:22 pm
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Hoi Matt,


Thank you for your question and you are right, "Wat is uw naam?" is more formal and can be asked for example when checking in at an hotel. "Hoe heet je?" can be used in the more informal situations.


Jacob,

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Matt
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Hallo!! Mijn naam is Matt. Can you tell me when you would use 'Wat is uw naam?' versus 'Hoe heet jij?'. I believe they both mean 'what is your name'. Is one more formal than the other?


Dank u wel!!

Rosalie
Wednesday at 2:43 pm
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Hallo, Ik heet Rosalie (Rosje to my Dutch Oma). Ik spreekt en bitje Nederlandse - mijn Oma, Opa en Vader is van Nederlands. They spoke geen Nederlandse met us as children so I've picked up bits and pieces by asking for some words & phrases on occasion, so I have some silly little things I can say, importantly tho - Maag ik hep een kopje thee met Koekje alstublieft?

I think my best head start is the ability to sound Dutch as I heard adults speaking it often at my Grandparents.

Tot Ziens,

Rosalie


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Hoi Astra,


Mijn naam is Jacob en het gaat prima. Hoe gaat met jou?


Jacob,

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