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Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:45 pm
by youngblandford
I only did the first lesson 3 days ago, but I've already had the chance to use it. I'm sitting in a cafe in Antwerp and said I would like a glass of beer, please in Dutch.

Big smiles and a well done from the waitress.

I think this is the fastest practical use of a say something lesson I've had so far!

Re: Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:57 pm
by Aran
:seren:

That's going to put a smile on Louis' face...:D

Re: Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:45 pm
by lambiek
youngblandford wrote:I only did the first lesson 3 days ago, but I've already had the chance to use it. I'm sitting in a cafe in Antwerp and said I would like a glass of beer, please in Dutch.

Big smiles and a well done from the waitress.

I think this is the fastest practical use of a say something lesson I've had so far!


Ian, you've no idea how happy that makes me! Dankjewel for sharing it with us.

BTW, was it a "Bolleke" that she gave you? I seem to remember that is the traditional Antwerp beer, but I am a bit rusty on my Antwerp beers now.

Re: Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:24 pm
by fri27cari
Great, Antwerpen is a lovely town, can you remember the name of the pub you went to?
Was it at the big Market?
Frida.

Re: Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:13 am
by Dee
:cool: I can see an informal bootcamp in the Netherlands on the cards for the future :cool:

Re: Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:22 am
by fri27cari
Who knows, lovely idea!

Re: Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:12 am
by Maynard
what's ' Y llong' in Dutch....

Re: Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:24 am
by lambiek
Maynard wrote:what's ' Y llong' in Dutch....


:harhar:

Re: Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:31 pm
by youngblandford
The cafe was called the Matterhorn.
Im not sure exactly where, but it's near the shopping district.

Re: Say something in Dutch: instant success!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:34 pm
by youngblandford
It was a Maes. Which always reminds me of the bootcamp where I used the phrase "Maes marw" to describe a cemetery.