NT2 – Speak Dutch; online Dutch lessons by Bart de Pau – lesson 6

What is this called in Dutch? And this? And this? How do we get around in the Netherlands? And what is this? You will find out now! I am the online Dutch tutor Bart de Pau and this is “1000 most common words in Dutch”, the online video course for learning basic
Dutch vocabulary, with additional exercises on learndutch.org. I created 40 lessons. Each lesson contains 25 of the most frequently
used words in Dutch. In lesson 6 we deal with traffic and buildings. The most common Dutch mode of transport, is…. [THE BIKE] and because everyone uses one, you can see
them parked everywhere in
the city. [THE STREET] [THE ROAD] [THE HIGHWAY] [THE TRAFFIC] [THE CAR] And this car is a “DAF”. “DAF” was a Dutch car manufacturer. The company still exists, but they only produce
trucks now. [THE BUS] [THE TRAIN] [THE TRAM] [THE STOPPING PLACE] [THE METRO] And this is the metro in Rotterdam. Actually only Amsterdam and Rotterdam have
a metro, but part of the fasttram-network in The Hague
area could also be considered a metro. By the way, a major part of the Dutch metro
is above-ground, as shown in this picture. Now in the Netherlands: “de bus”, “de trein”,
“de tram” and “de metro” is called: [THE METRO] Abbreviated to: “het ov”. And in order to travel using “het openbaar
vervoer” you need an “ov-chipkaart”. As the name says: that is a card with a chip that one can use in all the public transport. How does it work? First, you buy one. That can be done at the airport once you arrive
in the Netherlands. You put a deposit on it using your bank card. When you enter the public transport you “check-in”. You see these kinds of devices at the railway
station or inside a bus or tram. You hold your card against it and you hear
a beep. Very important to remember: when you leave the public transport, you need
to check out! Again, hold your card against the device. It will show you the amount that has been
deducted from your deposit. [THE BOAT] [THE AIRPLANE] The Dutch Airlines are called KLM, which merged
with Air France in 2004. In Dutch you pronounce it correctly as: “KLM”. [THE AIRPORT] And this airport is the Amsterdam Airport. The Dutch say “Schiphol”. Please pay attention to the pronunciation; here the [p] is followed by a [h], but it is NOT pronounced as an [f]. So pronounce it as [p] and [h] seperately:
Schiphol. [THE PORT] The port you see here is the port of Rotterdam,
the largest port in Europe. [THE RAILWAY STATION] This is Amsterdam Central Station. “Het centraal
station” [THE OFFICE] [THE SHOP] And with the vocabulary of the previous lesson, you can already say what type of shop this
is. Exactly: de bloemenwinkel. [THE SUPERMARKET] [THE HOSPITAL] This is the Erasmus Hospital in Rotterdam. In lesson 26 you will learn more vocabulary related to healthcare and going to the doctor. By the way, Erasmus was a famous philosopher from Rotterdam
in the 16th century. If you are studying in the Netherlands as
an international student, you must have heard of him as the European program for exchange students
is named after Erasmus. [THE PHARMACY] [THE SWIMMING POOL] [THE SPORTS HALL] [THE POLICE STATION] You can recognise this as a police station
in the Netherlands because of this shield. I now have a question for you. Who knows where this police station is located? I found the picture, but I couldn’t find out
where it is. [THE LIBRARY] [THE UNIVERSITY] Do you need to go to the university to learn Dutch? Absolutely not. I hope you are convinced by now, that our language is not that difficult. Well, at least if you do your homework. [THE SCHOOL] We write it the same way, but we pronounce it completely different:
“school”. We have our own school as well: the Dutch
Summer School; Intensive Dutch courses including accommodation on 2 locations in the Netherlands; in Amsterdam
and Drenthe. An excellent way to practice the knowledge that you’ve acquired while studying online
and to expand it further. It’s also a place to make friends! We had over 100 students from 42 countries
in the 2015 session. It would be great to have you here next Summer! Time for the homework! Study the vocabulary list and do the exercises
on the website. If you liked the lesson – please give a thumbs
up and share the video. Don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel for weekly videos to learn Dutch.

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