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Philip Lafeber

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Because I am Dutch, you might ask me any general question about The Netherlands. Specifically, I can tell you about;

  • Amsterdam
  • the universities
  • working in The Netherlands
  • the language.
Please don't expect expert answers on history or genealogy.

Experience in the area

I have been raised in The Netherlands, I have studied and worked there. I have also always been interested in other countries, languages and cultures. That is why I think I can say I know what the Dutch are like and how they differ from others.

Education/Credentials

I have earned my M.Sc. at a Dutch university. I also have an IELTS, so please also ask me about the language.

What do you like about this subject?

It is my heritage and I am proud of it, though not chauvnistic.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

More about the history of our country and its achievements. Also the difference between our culture and others.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Dutch is a Germanic language, so it is very similar to English, German, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.

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Colin04/21/16101010Very helpful indeed, although some myself .....
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Kathleen03/13/15101010Thank you so much for your prompt .....
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Recent Answers from Philip Lafeber

2016-09-25 Netherlands culture paper:

Hello Arlene,  You posted this in the category "Dutch" and I understand you would like to compare "sexuality and "sexual variation" between The Netherlands and The United States. Is that right?      To

2016-04-20 Durch surname pronunciation:

You pronounce it almost the way you would in English, execpt for the "G" in the name.  First, imagine it was "Coder". You pronounce it exactly like you would in English.  Now for teh G sound. This is a

2015-09-18 Dutch:

Hi Anders,  There are indeed 2 translations. Obviously, I didn't mean 'clean'. The words is indeed an adjective but can be used as a noon too. Please think about "Charles the Great". Here, great is a noun

2015-09-14 Dutch:

Hello Anders,  This is for sure not a sentence that Google gets to translate every day. Maybe they have an obscenity filter. Well, I will not translate profanity but I can still give you a translation

2015-07-02 dutch:

Hallo Anders,  Tack sa mycket fr det frge. Does that sound right? I have learned a little Swedish because of some work in Sweden.  Your question is not entirely clear to me. I can see multiple things

 

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