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Jessi: Top 25 Dutch Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 6: How long have you been studying Dutch? (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Dutch learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll quickly conquer the mechanics of key phases by leaning each component. Then the repetition and the introduction of new vocabulary will expand your understanding of the question its answers and any slight variations. You also learn how to rapidly improve pronunciation and fluency by repeating the phrases and words aloud after hearing them.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the high frequency question How long have you been studying Dutch? In Dutch this is
Jacob: Hoe lang studeert u al Nederlands?
Jessi : The first word in the question how long have you been studying Dutch is
Jacob: hoe
Jessi: meaning “how” in English.
Jacob: (Listen to it syllable by syllable) hoe
Jessi: Listen again at natural native speed after listening repeat the word out aloud.
Jacob: hoe
{Pause}
Jessi: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural native speed, providing the translation, breaking it down by syllable, providing it once more natural native speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible.
The next word in the question how long have you been studying Dutch is ?
Jacob: lang
Jessi: meaning “long” in English.
Jacob: (Listen to it syllable by syllable) lang
Jessi: Listen again at natural native speed repeat out aloud.
Jacob: lang
{Pause}
Now Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat them out loud.
Jacob: hoe lang
{pause}
Jessi: The next word in the question how long have you been studying Dutch is ?
Jacob: studeert
Jessi: meaning “studying” in English.
Jacob: (Listen to it syllable by syllable) studeert
Jessi: Again, at natural native speed. Please repeat.
Jacob: studeert
{Pause}
Jessi: The next word in the question how long have you been studying Dutch is ?
Jacob: u
Jessi: Meaning “you” in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Jacob: u
Jessi: Again, at natural native speed. Repeat.
Jacob: u
Jessi: Now, listen to the entire question, and repeat it out loud.
Jacob: Hoe lang studeert u al Nederlands?
Jessi: The next word in the question how long have you been studying Dutch is ?
Jacob: Nederlands
Jessi: Meaning “Dutch” in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Jacob: Nederlands
Jessi: Again, at natural native speed, and repeat.
Jacob: Nederlands
Jessi: Now, listen to the entire question, and repeat it out loud.
Jacob: Hoe lang studeert u al Nederlands?
Jessi: You will hear this comment question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question how long have you been studying Dutch.
Jacob: Voor een maand.
Jessi: "For 1 month. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase after hearing it.
Jacob: (Slow) Voor een maand.
{pause}
Jessi: When using the Dutch language as a non-native people will be very surprised and impressed that you've taken the first steps in their language. Even saying a simple good morning and Dutch may result in an overload of compliments
Jessi: In the response we hear the word for one.
Jacob: een
Jessi: To learn other numbers visit Dutchpod101.com in the core wordlist for complete list of numbers their pronunciation and examples of how to use them. The pattern you learn in this lesson however will hold true no matter what number you use. Let's break down the response from the beginning.
The first word means something like “for.”
Jacob: voor
Jessi: meaning for.
Jacob: (Listen to it syllable by syllable) voor
Jessi: Listen again at natural native speed after listening please repeat.
Jacob: voor
{Pause}
Jessi: This is followed by
Jacob: een
meaning 1.
Jacob: (Listen to it syllable by syllable) een
Jessi: Listen again at natural native speed please repeat.
Jacob: een
{Pause}
Jessi: After this we have
Jacob: maand
Jessi: This means “month.”
Jacob: (Listen to it syllable by syllable) maand
Jessi: Again at natural native speed, repeat.
Jacob: maand
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, For 1 month., after listening repeat the phrase.
Jacob: Voor een maand.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on this pattern, replace one month with one year.
Jacob: een jaar
Jessi: a year
Jacob: (slow) een jaar (regular) een jaar
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with one year
Jacob: Voor een jaar.
Jessi: The First part stays the same. Simply replace 1 month. Say For one year.
{pause}
Jacob: Voor een jaar.
Jessi: Now replace one year with five weeks.
Jacob: vijf weken
Jessi: five weeks
Jacob: (slow) vijf weken (regular) vijf weken
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with five weeks
Jacob: Voor vijf weken.
Jessi: The first part stays the same. Simply replace one year. Say For five weeks.
{pause}
Jacob: Voor vijf weken.
Jessi: Switch five weeks with eight months.
Jacob: acht maanden
Jessi: eight months
Jacob: (slow) acht maanden (regular) acht maanden
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with eight months
Jacob: Voor acht maanden.
Jessi: The first part stays the same. Just replace five weeks. Say For eight months.
{pause}
Jacob: Voor acht maanden.
Jessi: Now the speaker will ask you a question answered with information about yourself.
Jacob: Hoe lang studeert u al Nederlands?
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting the Netherlands and you're getting to know a new acquaintance. He is impressed by our Dutch and wants to know how long you've been studying it. You've only been studying at one month. Respond to the question.
Jacob: Voor een maand.
Jessi: Now, you’ve been studying it for eight months, respond to the question.
Jacob: Hoe lang studeert u al Nederlands? (five seconds) Voor acht maanden.
Jessi: Now, imagine you’ve been studying it for only five weeks, respond to the question.
Jacob: Hoe lang studeert u al Nederlands? (five seconds) Voor vijf weken.
Jessi: You’ve been studying it for one year. Answer Respond to the question.
Jacob: Hoe lang studeert u al Nederlands? (five seconds) Voor een jaar.
Jessi: You want to know how long your new acquaintance has been studying that asked the question.
(5 seconds)
Jacob: Hoe lang studeert u al Nederlands?
Jessi: The strangers impressed by our Dutch skills, answer his question with information about yourself.
{pause}
Jacob: Hoe lang studeert u al Nederlands?
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 6.

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hello listeners, can you let us know how long you have been studying Dutch?

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Monday at 07:13 PM
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Hoi Kate,


Thank you for commenting and welcome to DutchPod101 😎


Heel veel succes met het leren van de Nederlandse taal.


Jacob,

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Kate
Friday at 06:04 PM
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Hallo! Ik studeer Nederlands taal voor een maand. :)

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Tuesday at 06:51 PM
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Hoi Dagun,


Thank you for commenting 👍👍


Ik studeer het al een maand.


The -t after the verb is only when you have "je/jij/u/hij/zij/het".


je/jij studeert

hij/zij studeert

u studeert


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Dagun
Wednesday at 02:34 AM
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lk studeert voor een maan.

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Wednesday at 09:29 PM
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Hoi Lance,


Thank you for commenting.


Ik denk dat je inderdaad een streepje voor hebt ! Zeker omdat je Afrikaans spreekt.

In ieder geval heel veel succes ?


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Lance
Tuesday at 01:30 PM
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Voor een week. Het is niet moeilijk voor mij, want ik kan al Duits en Afrikaans spreken.

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Monday at 11:19 PM
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Hoi Cheryll,


Thank you for commenting. Yes , learning a new language can be frustrating and interesting at the same time. Keep at it and you get there eventually. You are already doing a pretty good job!


Sorry for another mix up there! Not sure what's going on here !!


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Cheryll Dela Cruz
Sunday at 11:50 PM
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Ik studeer Nederlands taal voor vier maanden. Nederlands taal is moeilijk maar interessant!

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Friday at 05:00 PM
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Hi idunlilith999,


Thank you for all your comments :sunglasses:

Feel free to ask, comment, and suggest as often as you wish.


Sincerely,

Laura

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idunlilith999
Monday at 08:11 PM
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I learn by myself from a few weeks ago :)