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An Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language

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  • Title: An Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language
  • Author: Cuey-na-Gael J. Irwin Brown
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
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    1 thought on “An Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language

    1. This book had me in tears and stitches more than once. I acquired it through the Gutenberg Project and was curious about it as it was written in the beginning of the 20th century. Let me first say that this book won’t make any sense if you don’t have a decent grasp of the English and the Dutch language (preferable also older Dutch as the book is quite old).The story of Mr. Brown and his doubtful successes in speaking Dutch, without going through proper training and refusing guidance for it, [...]

    2. An incredibly funny story about language learning via the total immersion method. Even though the narrator was detailing his difficulties with the Dutch language in this book, many of the pitfalls described can happen to anyone with any language that's new to them. None the less, I know I'll be laughing about many of the situations experienced by the narrator for years to come.

    3. Ok, first off, I read this book for the first time about 25 years ago and at the time I thought it a hoot: I'd just started to learn English and reading about someone having similar struggles with such an easy language as Dutch (which of course I had spoken fluently from the age of 3) was hilarious.More than two decades and a handful of foreign languages later, the joke runs kind of thin. As a work of literature this is no more than a 2-star bagatelle -- even if I find myself writing this review [...]

    4. Niet al te dik boek, maar misschien toch niet dun genoeg. Hoewel de mopjes veelal (erg) grappig zijn, is het me toch wat te monotoon en oppervlakkig.Het geeft niets - het hindert niet - het komt er niet op aan.

    5. Very funny :-DEach chapter contains a short story, in which the character misunderstood a certain Dutch phrase or word, leading him to comical situation ;-)

    6. Very funny story about an Irishman living in Holland. Since he does not speak Dutch very well, he gets into a lot of awkward situations!

    7. Very very funny. You really do need to speak Dutch to get the full hilarity of the book but as a Dutch speaking Irishwoman I found this particularly enjoyable.

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