Colloquial Dutch: A Complete Language Course by Bruce Donaldson

By Bruce Donaldson

‘If you need to familiarize yourself additional with any of the [European] languages, Routledge’s Colloquial sequence is the simplest position you may start.’ tough consultant to Europe

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Where are you from? As they wait for their luggage, the Camerons ask Mr Antić about himself. Does he come from Zagreb? Where are the Camerons staying? Will they be staying in Zagreb long? What does Nora suggest to Mr Antić? ALAN: Jeste li vi iz Zagreba, gospodine Antiću? ANTIĆ: Nisam, nego iz Karlovca, to je gradić nedaleko od Zagreba. Ali ostajem malo kod sina. Kamo vi sad idete? Imate li rezerviranu sobu? ALAN: Imamo. Idemo u Hotel Palace. Mislim da je blizu glavnog kolodvora. ANTIĆ: Je. Ostajete li u Zagrebu?

Once you know the first person singular of any regular verb, the other persons of the present tense can be deduced. -am: This is the most straightforward set of endings. The infinitive of these verbs ends in -ati: imati, imam ‘to have’; morati, moram ‘to have to, must’. -im: This set of endings is usually derived from an infinitive ending in -iti: govoriti, govorim ‘to speak’; but they may also be derived from -ati: držati, držim ‘to hold’; or -eti: voljeti, volim ‘to like, love’, željeti, želim ‘to want’.

10 Oni _________ (ne piti) vino. Dialogue 3 Ljubavna priča (2) Where are Ivo and Mara walking? What does Ivo suggest they do? What do they want to see? Ivo i Mara šetaju pokraj mora. – Što želiš raditi? – pita Ivo. – Ne znam – odgovara Mara. – Što predlažeš? – Ne znam ni ja. Hoćeš li u kino? – Možda. Što se daje? – Daje se neki novi talijanski film. Kažu da je izvrstan. – Može. Baš mi se ide u kino! ’) hoćeš li do you want? ) beside šetati (se) to walk što what znati to know odgovarati (odgovaram) to reply predlagati (predlažem) talijanski to suggest Italian 3 Dolazak u Zagreb Arrival in Zagreb In this unit we will look at: • nouns • the nominative case • the vocative case • simple letters • adjectives from proper nouns • double negatives Dialogue 1 Dolazak u zračnu luku Arrival at the airport The Camerons arrive at Zagreb airport.

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