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KEY CONCEPT: "WHEN you create new POSITIVE wave patterns in YOUR mind,

they give you the CONFIDENCE to RELAX and LEARN naturally

without EFFORT ... THANK YOU!"


Version 2 – December 2013
Appendix A - is the routine for long term reinforcement after one month, which can also be used by experienced speakers for the chronic problem of accent deterioration. Books to buy: Lonely Planet phrase books and Crosslines - Afghanistan Essential Field Guides to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones - on the web.

Source: Dr. Aafie Rietveld, Dr Bob Boland (EI) and Dr. Giles Boland (Harvard) and Dr Heli Bathija (WHO) and Boston University and the Team. for text


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Copyright: RGAB/2013/1 - Free copying and distribution for all aid workers ...!
This program is dedicated to the memory of Professor Kenneth Hale, the eminent linguist of MIT who died on October 8th 2001.
He spoke about 50 languages fluently and regarded each language as an intellectual treasure-house of communication, culture and humanitarian values.
He suggested ... that 30 minutes of a new language ... should be enough to start to make one-self understood ... and then ... the best way ... to progress ... was to speak ... confidently ... more and more ... with natural speakers of the language ...
So on we go ... for one whole day ... with a partner or small group ... speaking and speaking ... and moving ... face, hands and body language to reinforce your communication ... and ending with ... almost instinctive ... easy inter-active conversation ... in the natural language ... and if you are lucky enough to find ... ANY natural speaker for the day ... to be a partner ... or just part of the small group ... that would be just great ... so start chatting now ...!!
Thank you. Dank U

Hallo Hallo

Yes/no Ja/Nee

Please Alstublieft

Excuse me Neem mij niet kwalijk

Everything is OK! Alles is OK

Good morning Goedemorgen

My name is ... Mijn naam is …

What is your name? Wat is uw name?

How are you? Hoe gaat het?

Fine thanks Fijn bedankt

Good-bye. Tot ziens

Where do you come from? Waar komt u vandaan?


1. This is a simple IRT exercise, to give you confidence to learn naturally. When you don't believe you can learn ... you won't learn! ... When you are tense, anxious and stressed ... you won't learn! When you have no confidence ... you won't learn. But with relaxation, your mind and body become clear, confident and ready to learn. So do the IRT exercise now ... and again before every CRE session. It takes only three minutes, and with practice, it becomes a powerful tool for you. The only "equipment" you need is an "open mind" and a marble (or similar small object) in your "right" (major) hand.
2. So, get into that comfortable position, in which you know ... you really can relax. Be aware that marble gets warm as it absorbs heat from contact with your right hand. Open you hand and allow the warmth to evaporate. Close the hand again, and recognize the marble ... as a physical external symbol ... of the internal function of your mind and body. Allow it to receive and evaporate not just heat ... but emotion, anxiety and stress ... leaving you free, relaxed, confident and ready to learn to speak and understand the natural language without effort ....

3. Now, relax with the hands on the lap, and fix your eyes on the marble as you repeat aloud ... the following sentence ... four times, feeling free to change the wording a little ... to fit your style ... four times ... aloud ... in all:

"I AM, I CAN, I WILL, I BELIEVE ... I will learn ... AND HELP OTHERS TO LEARN ... to speak and enjoy ... the NEW NATURAL language ... with a beautiful accent ... naturally ... rapidly ... easily ... without effort"

4. With the eyes fixed on the marble ... or closed if you wish ... start to take three slow and very deep breaths ... and be sure to pause ... on each inhalation ... and imagine ... each exhalation ... as transferring all the anxiety and stress ... from your mind and body ... through to the marble in your hand.
5. After the third breath, let your whole mind and body relax completely for two minutes ... thinking ONLY of your breathing ... nothing else ... no self talk at all ... just concentrate on the BREATHING ... very important, counting down from 20 to 1

6. Then bring yourself back, by simply counting up from 1 to 5, feeling well, relaxed, confident and ready to learn. The marble is now your very personal symbol ... of your confidence to learn and speak the natural language with a beautiful accent.

Note: This simple CRE "Instant Relaxation Technique" can be used anywhere (eyes open or closed) to achieve a calm mind ... without anger, anxiety or stress ... ready and confident to learn .. or deal with any new problem ... that you have to face. Keep the marble always to hand, as a symbol ... of your confidence ... to feel comfortable ... in the new natural language ... and to speak almost instinctively ... without stress or effort ...


(Repeat EACH WORD many times slowly ... and then at VERY high speed)

Hello HAA-LLO Hallo
Mr. MENNN-EER Meneer
Mrs. MEVVR-aw Mevrouw
Good GOODDD Goed
Please AASTUBB-LEAFT Alstublieft

Do you have? HEBBB YEY ... ? Heb je ...?
Thank you DANNNKK XU Dank u
Goodbye TOTT-ZEENS Dag

See you soon!!! ZEE YUU SPORDIKK Tot ziens!
Who? WEE Wie?
What? WHAT Wat?
I want IKK WILLL Ik wil
Where? WWAARR? Waar?

Note: For simplicity ... the program is typed without accents!


Plan to do the whole CRE in one 6 hour CRE day, with a partner or a small group. A natural speaker (if available) would be most welcome as a partner or group member. On the day before, as pre-learning (alone), play the 30 minute tape, just before sleeping, speaking all the time, completely relaxed making no conscious effort to learn anything.
After the one full day of CRE, plan revision during your NORMAL ROUTINE in the following week, for just an hour a day. Feel free to do it in any way ... that YOU know ... will suit YOU best ... and will allow you ... both to speak AND to understand ... what is spoken to you ... so relax completely ... and ABSORB ... both consciously and sub-consciously ... the very carefully selected ... 30 minute audio tape ... of new natural language ... which becomes part of you ... intuitively ... instinctively ... without effort ... as you relax with IRT and establish a very POSITIVE attitude ... and a confident EXPECTATION of SUCCESS ... just from PLAYING ... with the natural language ... Our suggested schedule for the 6 hour CRE day (with breaks as needed) is:
1 – Do IRT. Do the Throat exercise - 16 key words

Play the tape (30 minutes) with the text (hear, see, speak, MOVE, and feel)
... make it fun! Review the Glossary (2 pages).

2 – Repeat the text (Sections 2-4) to understand every word!

Play the tape with the text SPEAKING VERY LOUDLY - STOP THE TAPE


Do SPEED READING (2-16) in 14 minutes (recorded if possible- for fun!).

Review the Grammar (1 page) and the Glossary.

3 – Repeat the text (Sections 5-10) to understand every word!

Play the tape WITHOUT the text, SPEAKING IN VERY DRAMATIC style.

Repeat the Throat exercise.

Begin to create simple conversation with the Mini-phrase book (Hello etc.).

4 – Repeat the text (Sections 11-16) to understand every word!

Play the tape with the text, SPEAKING SOFTLY with a good accent.

Do SPEED READING (Sections 2-16) and Mini-phrase Book.

5 – Play the tape WITHOUT the text, speaking with three different

voices - just for fun!. Create conversation with the Mini-phrase book.


. 6 - Play the tape SPEAKING with a beautiful CONFIDENT accent.

Do the quiz (1 page). Create converation with mini phrase book.

Do SPEED READING (2-16) and Mini-phrase book 14 minutes.

Do APS and plan for review next week, helping partners as needed.
1. REINFORCE the learning in the CAR/TRUCK at any time … make it an

amusing THEATRE of one … YOU!!! … by playing and acting out … ONLY

Sections 2 - 16. DO NOT play the relaxation sections in the car ...

skip them please! Play the Learning Reinforcement side of the tape as

needed for encouragement, be sure to blame your strategy, and not

2. RECOGNIZE that a TERRIBLE accent is PAINFUL … for the hearer …

and so strive always for a beautiful accent in EVERY WORD.
3. Be POSITIVE and NEVER apologise for your language … you are

making the effort to learn the LANGUAGE … and the HUMAN VALUES …

an thus the CULTURE … of the people you speak with … and THEY will

appreciate MORE than you can EVEN imagine!! If they reply to you in


then YOU just CONTINUE to speak in the NATURAL new language … and

they will too ...
4. LISTEN very carefully to what PEOPLE say to YOU … and BEFORE

replying … REPEAT in YOUR MIND ... EXACTLY what they said … … this

gives you excellent PRACTICE in recognising good STRUCTURE.
5. HESITATE before you SPEAK … and then speak FREELY and

CONFIDENTLY … without long pauses and … WITHOUT … "Urrs and

Umms" which are so ANNOYING and BORING … for the listener ...
6. When you do not know a necessary word … do NOT hesitate … simply

USE the ENGLISH word … in the sentence … the hearer will almost

certainly give you the translation … and you can repeat it … three times

to get it right … without embarrassment. Use the LEARNING

REINFORCMENT as needed but not in the car!
7. Use SIMPLE SHORT sentences and be CONFIDENT as you begin to

talk to people ... expect SUCCESS ... and you will NOT be disappointed

... and try just one MORE new thing ... just for fun in this one week

... drink one litre of WATER EVERY DAY … it rinses mind and body and

has a REMARKABLE preventive/curative therapeutic effect … to support

new learning ... on we go together.


And now … I'd like you to arrange yourself … in a position that is so comfortable ... and natural … for you ... so that you can sit … or lie … for a while ... easily and effortlessly ... and where you can be comforable ... and yet still remain alert enough ... to focus on the meaningful ... natural language learning ... that we will do together ... natural anguage ... gentle ... quiet ... peaceful ... and instinctive ... without any effort ... as you absorb its deepest meaning ... interpretation ... and value ... in terms of very personal expectations.
And then when your are ready … to focus yourself ... you can begin by taking a few deep relaxing breaths ... breathing slowly ... and feeling the rise of your chest ... as you gradually inhale ... feeling that each breath in ... and out ... relaxes you ... calms you ... and re-acqaints you ... with deeper parts of yourself that you are sometimes too busy to notice.
You know ... and I know ... its very easy ... to get caught up in day to day living ... there is so much to do ... and now is your time … and I would like you to allow your eyes to close ... as you start to build ... an internal focus ... within yourself ... on those parts of yourself... that will absorb the natural language ... gently ... peacefully … and instinctively ... almost automatically ... as you … let yourself go ... relax ... without conscious effort ... because you have nothing … to do … now … except relax ..
And as we go on together ... repeating the phrases ... in the natural language ... with your whole body involved ... moving hands and face … feelings and body … to express … and absorb the words and phrases ... as they will come … instinctively ... to your mind ... as you speak softly ... with a beautiful accent ... yes … with a beautiful accent … which will please and surprise you... as its fits the music ... of the natural language
So on we go together ... speaking all the time ... and moving hands, face feelings and body … to express ourselves ... in the new natural language ... as you create new wave patterns … in that special… "Dutch Place" … in your mind …

(Challenge - complete in your language nnd then discuss with a fluent speaker)
Ik ben hier. I am here.

Je bent er. You are there.
Bent u er? Are you there?

Ja, u bent er. Yes, you are there.
Bent u hier? Are you here?

Nee, u bent hier ook niet. No, you are not here.

Het is hier. It is here.

Waar is het? Where is it?

Het is hier. It is here.

Is het daar? Is it there?

Ik weet het niet. I do not know.
Waar is Miguel? Where is Miguel?

Hij is niet hier. He is not here.

Waar is hij? Where is he?

Ik weet het niet. I do not know.

Ongelofelijk! Daar is hij. Darn-it! There he is!

Hij is geweldig! He is wonderful!

Ik hou van u. I love you.

Houdt U van mij? Do you love me?

Ja, ik hou van u. Yes, I love you.
Houdt U van geld? Do you love money?

Ja, ik hou van geld. Yes, I love the money.

Ik hou van water. I love water.

U houdt van water. You love water.

Ik hou van sommige boeken. I love some books

Hij houdt van de auto. He likes the car.

Zij houdt niet van de auto. She does not like the car.
Smaakt het diner u? Do you like the dinner?

Nee, het diner smaakt me niet. No, I do not like the dinner.

Oh. Ongelofelijk! Mate! Oh. Incredible! Mate!

Zeg alstublieft niet Mate,! Please do not say Mate!

Ik doe. I do.

Ik doe dit. I do this.

U doet. You do.

U doet dat. You do that

Wij doen dat. We do that

En we zijn gelukkig. And we are happy.
Is het gemakkelijk? ? Is it easy?

Ja, het is niet moeilijk. Yes, it is not difficult.
Kunt u dat doen? Do you do that?

Doe dat, alstublieft!! Do that please!!!

Ongelofelijk!! Incredible!!!

Dit is geweldig!. It is wonderful!

Ik kan. I can

Kan ik? Can I?

Ja, ik kan. Yes, I can.
Kunt u dat doen? Can you do this?

Ja, ik kan dat doen. Yes, I can do that.

Ik kan weinig eten. I can eat a little.
Ik kan weinig drinken . I can drink a little.
Ik kan gaan. I can go.

Ik kan komen. I can come.

Ik kan slapen. . I can sleep.

U kunt spreken. You can speak.
Kunt u spreken? Can you speak?

Ja, dat kan ik Yes, I can.
Kunt u doen dit? Can you do this?

Nee, ik kan dat niet doen. No, I can not do that.
U kunt het begrijpen? You can understand?

kunt U het begrijpen? Can you understand?
Kunt u het begrijpen? Can you understand?

Ja, een beetje. Yes, a little.
Kunt u , Mate zeggen? Can you say Mate?

Ja, ik spreek een beetje Engels ! Yes, I can speak a little english!

Ongelofelijk!! Ik ben geweldig!! Darn-it! I am wonderful!


Ik begrijp. I understand.

Ik begrijp niet. I do not understand.

U begrijpt. You understand.

Jij begrijpt niet. You do not understand.

Begrijpt u vrouwen? Do you understand women?

Nee, ik begrijp ze niet! No. No. I do not understand them!!!

Oh. Verdorie. Mate! Oh. Darn-it! Mate!

Zeg alstublieft niet Mate. Please do not say Mate!

U bent fantastisch! You are wonderful!
Ik wil. I want.

Ik wil een iets eten. I want to eat a little.

Ik wil water drinken. I want to drink the water.

Ik wil naar het toilet gaan!!! I want to go to the toilet!!!

Wilt u iets eten? Do you want to eat a little?

Nee, ik wil niets eten.. No, I do not want to eat.

Verdorie! Ik wil je iets geven. Darn! I want to give you something.

Nee dank je. No thank you.

Ik wil komen. I want to come.

Wil je met me naar bed? Do you want to sleep with me?

Nee, ik wil niet slapen. No, I do not want to sleep.

Miguel, wil jij de kikkers opeten? Miguel do you want to eat the frogs?

Verdorie! Niet nu, dank je! Darn-it! Not just now, thank you!

We zijn geweldig!! We are wonderful!

8. GETTING/krijgen:

Geef mij het geld alstublieft. Please give me the money.

Neem het geld alstublieft.. Please take the money.

Ik neem het geld I take the money.

Geef mij het kaartje, alstublieft.. Please give me the ticket.

Neem het kaartje, alstublieft. Please take the ticket.

Ik neem het kaartje.. I take the ticket.
Geef mij het ding, alstublieft. Please give me the thing.

Waar is het ding? Where is the thing?

Ik weet het niet. I do not know.
Geef mij alsjeblieft een man! Please give me a man!

Zij is fantastisch! She is wonderful!


Ik heb een ding. I have one thing.

Ik heb geen enkel ding. I do not have one thing.
Je hebt een ding. You have one thing.

Wij hebben een ding.. We have one thing.

Zij heeft een ding. She has onething.
Ik heb de tijd, juffrouw!! I have the time, Miss!

Heeft u wat geld voor me, meneer? Do you have some money, Sir?

Nee. No.

Oh. Ongelofelijk! Oh. Mate!
Zeg alstublieft niet Ongelofelijk! Please do not say Mate!
Geef mij alstublieft het ding. Please give me the thing.

Geef mij alstublieft het geld.. Please give me the money.                .


Geef mij alstublieft het ​​water. Please give me the water.

Dank u. Thank you.
Drink geen water in Frankrijk!

Please don’t drink the water in France!!

Drink de wijn. Drink the wine.
Kom hier. alstublieft Please come here.

Ga daarheen alstublieft Please go there.

Drink dit alstublieft. Please drink this.

Eet dat niet! Do not eat that!

Geef mij dit alstublieft. Please give me this.

Neem dat niet alstublieft.. Please do not take that.

Zeg dit alstublieft. Please say this.

Alsjeblieft, Mate niet zeg.. Please do not say Mate.

Dank je. Je bent geweldig! Thank you. You are wonderful!

Hallo Michelle. Hello Michelle.

Hallo Paula. Hello Paula.

Goedemorgen Miche.. Good morning Miche.

Goedemorgen Sancos. Good morning Sancos.

Hoe gaat het, Eliza? How are you, Eliza?

het gaat goed, dank je, Khulu.. I am well, thank you, Khulu.

Hoe gaat het, Xavier? How goes it, Xavier?

OK, dank je Miguel.. OK , thank you Miguel.

Totziens Giles.. Goodbye Giles

Totziens Judith. Bye bye Judith.

Ja OK, Hollie.        Yes OK, Hollie.

Het is geweldig, Heidi! It is wonderful, Heidi!

OK Sam? OK Sam?

Ja OK, Lucie. Yes OK, Lucie.

Niet al te slecht, Henri.. Not too bad, Henri.

Alles goed met je, lieverd? Are you well, my darling?

Nee!!! No!!!

Potverdorie! Ze is geweldig! Darn-it! She is wonderful!


Het is goed. It is good.

Het is niet goed. It is not good.

Het is slecht. It is bad.

Het is een boek. It is a book.

Is het groot? Is it big?

Nee, het is klein. No, it is small.
Is het makkelijk?                   Is it easy?

Nee, het is moeilijk. No, it is hard.

Is het water goed? Is the water good?

Nee, het water is niet goed in Frankrijk! No, the water is not good in France!!

Oh Mate!. Oh Mate!!!

Alsjeblieft zeg niet Mate. Please do not say Mate.

Zijn wij fantastisch? Are we wonderful?!!!

Nou en of! Darn-it! Yes!!



Ik weet dit. I know this.

weet u dit? Do you know this?

Ja, ik weet dit. Yes, I know this.

U weet dat. You know that

weet u dat? Do you know that?

Nee, ik weet dat niet. No, I do not know that.

Ik ken die vrouw.. I know that woman.

Ik ken de man. I know the man.

Hij kent mij.. He knows me.

Kent u die vrouw? Do you know that woman?

Nee. Goedemorgen Mevrouw? No. Good morning Madame?

Alles goed/ gaat alles goed met u, Mevrouw? Are you well, Madame?

Nee, het gaat niet goed met mij! Totziens! No, I am not well!! Goodbye!!!

U kent haar niet! You do not know her!

Wow! Zij is geweldig! Darn-it! She is wonderful!
14. NUMBERING/NUMMERING:                      


Ik heb een probleem. I have one problem.

Ja, u hebt een probleem Yes, you have a problem.

Nee, je hebt er twee .                 No, you have two (of them).

Hij heeft er drie. He has three.

Ze heeft er vier. She has four.

We hebben er vijf. We have five.

Heb jij er vijf? Do you have five?

Ja, nu heb ik vijf problemen! Yes now, I have five problems!!!

Alle kinderen! All the children!

Kinderen zijn wonderbaarlijk! Children are wonderful!

Hoeveel kost het boek? How much is the book?

Vijf dollar Five dollars.

Hoeveel kost dit? How much is this thing?

Hoeveel? How much?

Vier dollars. Four dollars.
Waar is het? Where is it?

Het is daar. It is there.

Nee, het is niet daar. No, it is not there.
Waar is het toilet, alsjeblieft? Where is the toilet, please?

Het toilet is daar. The toilet is ove there.

Wat is dat? What is that?

Pardon. Wat? Pardon. What?

Oh, het is een goed boek. Oh, it is a good book.

Wat wil je? What do you want?

Ik wil de wijn, alstublieft.. I want the wine, please.
Wie is hier? Who is here?

Wij zijn hier We are here.

Wie is die vrouw? Who is that woman?

Ik weet het niet. I do not know.

Jemig! Het is Madonna! . Darn-it! It is Madonna!

Wat een vrouw. Ze is geweldig!. What a woman! She is wonderful!

Ik ben hier. I am here.

Je bent daar. You are there.

Ik houd van u. I like you.

U houdt van geld. You like the money.

Hij doet dit. He does this.

Zij doet dat. She does that.

Ik kan een beetje Frans spreken. I can speak a little french!

U kunt niet Mate zeggen? You can not say Mate?

Ik begrijp u. I understand you.

U begrijpt me niet. You do not understand me.

Ik wil naar de bar gaan. I want to go to the bar.

U wilt naar het toilet gaan. You want to go to the toilet.

Ik heb de tijd, Juffrouw! I have the time, Miss!

Heeft U wat geld, Meneer? Do you have some money, Sir?

Alstublieft, drink geen water in Frankrijk!

Please don’t drink the water in France!!

Drink wijn. Drnk the wine-
Wat is dat? What is that?

Pardon. Wat? Pardon.Wat?

Hoe gaat het, Eliza? How are you, Eliza?

Ik gaat goed, dank je, Khulu.. I am well, thank you, Khulu.

Is het groot? Is it big?

Nee, het is klein.. No, it is small.

Je kent die vrouw niet. You do not know that woman.

Jemig! Zij is geweldig Darn-it! She is wonderful!

Ja, nu heb ik vijf problemen! Yes now, I have five problems!!!

Verrek! Darn-it!

Ja, het is cool!. Yes, it's cool!
Ja, het is geweldig/fantastisch,dolletjes! (hogere klasse) Yes, it's cool! (upper class)

Zeg niet Mate! Do not say Mate!!!

Het is niet cool (hogere klasse)! It is not cool (upper class)!!!

Ik moet dit doen. I must do this.

Je moet dat doen You must do that
Geweldig? Fantastisch?. Wonderful?

Ja, u bent fantastisch! Yes, you are wonderful!

Voor nu: tot ziens! Bye bye, for now!


Now of all the things … your mind … has been playing with … to create new … wave patterns … in the natural language … from … here and there … liking … doing … can … understanding … wanting … getting … having … ordering… greeting … describing … knowing … numbering … asking … and … everything … I wonder which things ... you will bring back … to stay deep within you … so easily available ... to you … as needs arise … without conscious effort … because … you will believe … you can do it …

Just naturally ... in your own way … as part of you ... instinctively ... as that new part of you ... grows ... stronger and stronger ... you will begin to speak with a beautiful accent … so easily ... reinforcing your learnimg ... with a gentle quiet confidence ... which will surprise you ... and such a beautiful accent ... of which you will be proud ... to fit the music of the natural language ... will surpise you even more ... and more … as you repeat the CRE … so that … in every day … in every way … you believe … you will … get … better and better …

And now as you choose ... to believe you can do something ... that makes you feel so comfortable with yourself ... something you will feel more and more … able to do ... so that you feel ... even more comfortable ... and confident ... naturally … in your own way … you can take whatever time you need ... just to process your thoughts ... in your own special way ... and to bring this experience to a comfortable close ...

You will feel well ... and you will begin … to feel confidenct ... about the future ... and about making progress ... in the natural language ... in your own natural way ... and you will find such joy … in speaking so gently … with growing confidence ... and experience ... which will add … a new exciting quality to your life ... because ... with every new language you learn ... you do add a new quality to your life ... in that special "English Place" … in your mind …
And when you feel ... you are ready ... and you want to ... you can start the process of reorienting yourself ... bringing yourself back ... taking your time ... and when you are ready ... you can fully orient yourself ... and allow your eyes to open ... feeling well ...and happy ... because ... and you will begin to experience confidence … more and more … because … from now … in every day … in every way … you will … be getting … better and better …
And as we end of each CRE session … 30 minutes has just flashed by … to be repeated … and enjoyed … many times … relaxed … calm and confident … of achieving a beautiful accent … that becomes natural for you … with learning that is efficient and effective … so from now on … be positive … and with a positive expectation of success … surprise yourself … as you feel the contining support … of our Team … which all began in Bayonne, France on August 15, 2001 ... and of course … as with all things … we believe can do … together … God Bless …


(without accents)

a. Greetings/Exclamations:
hello good morning, how are you?` I am well thank you

hallo goedemorgen hoe gaat het? Ik ben goed dank U
goodbye yes no/not OK not too bad

totziens ja nee/niet OK niet slecht l
Darn-it! Mate! there it is! "cool"!!! please

Verdorie! Maat! daar is het! "cool" alstublieft

b. Verbs:

to be have like want can

zijn hebben houden van willen kunnen

ik ben ik heb ik houd van ik wil ik kan

do say/speak go come give

maken/doen zeggen/spreken gaan komen geven

ik maak/doe ik zeg/spreek ik ga ik kom ik geef

take eat drink sleep know

nemen eten drinken slapen weten

ik neem ik eet ik drink ik slaap ik weet

understand must

begrijpen moet

ik begrijp ik moet

c. Prepositions:
some a the to from

sommige een de/het naar uit/van
d. Pronouns:
I you he she we

ik U/je hij zij wij/we

it this that Mr Mrs.

het dit dat meneer mevrouw

e. Nouns:

money thing man woman/wife water

geld ding man vrouw water
car ticket book friend

auto kaartje boek vriend
f. Adjectives/adverbs/Other:
good bad big small now

goed slecht groot klein nu
later a little wonderful! happy easy/dofficult

later een beetje geweldig! gelukkig makkelijk/moeilijk

g. Interogatives:
how much? where? what? who? when?

hoeveel? waar? wat? wie? wanneer?
Note: What is this? Wat is dit?

Question? Vraag?

h. Numbers:
one two three four five

een twee drie vier vijf
i. And some survival words:
WC (toilet), always (altijd), fast/slow (snel/langzaam), but (maar), never (nooit), please (alsjeblieft/alstublieft), food (voedsel), train (trein), bus (bus), home (huis), work (werk), time (tijd), today (vandaag), tomorrow (morgen),

paper (papier), newspaper (krant), day (dag), week (week), year (jaar), hour (uur), minute (minuut), hamburger (hamburger), McDonalds (McDonalds), think (denk), read (lezen), write (schrijven), laugh (lachen), dance (dansen), later (later),

stop (stop),police (politie), six (zes), seven (zeven), eight (acht), nine (negen), ten (tien), hundred (honderd), thousand (duizend) .... mate (partner) ... bye bye (totziens).




  1. What was good about it?

  1. What was bad about it?

4. What new ideas?

5. How can we help you in the future?


(Write out your copy - and start to chat with everyone - speed reading 4 minutes)

Thank you. Dank U

Hallo Hallo

Yes/no Ja/nee

Please Alstublieft

Excuse me Excuseer mij

Everything is OK! Alles is OK!

Good morning Goedemorgen

Good-bye. Totziens

My name is ... Mijn naam is ...

What is your name? Wat is uw naam?

How are you? Hoe gaat het?

Fine thanks Best, bedankt

And you? En met u?

Where do you come from? Waar komt u vandaan?

I'm from: Ik kom uit:

France Frankrijk

England Engeland

America Amerika

I work with: Ik werk voor:

UN de VN

Red Cross het Rode Kriuis

Nokia Nokia

I must do this. Ik moet dit doen.

You must do that. U moet dat doen.

When/how? Wanneer/hoe?

What/why? Wat/waarom?

Who/which? Wie/welk?

Where is/are ...? Wanneer is ...?

Where can I find ...? Waar ik kan ... vinden?

How much is it? Hoeveel kost dit?

Can you help? Kan ik u helpen?

What does this mean? Wat betekent dit?

I understand Ik begrijp

I don't understand. Ik begrijp niet

Please say that again.. Zeg dat alstublieft nog eens

Can you translate this? Kunt u dit vertalen?

Can I have...? Kan ik hebben ]

Do you speak: Spreek je:

english/spanish? Engels/Spaans?

I don't speak .... Ik nee spreek geen ...

I speak a little ... Ik spreek een beetje ...

It's: Het is:

better/worse beter/slechter

big/small groot/klein

cheap/expensive gordkoop/duur

good/bad goed/slecht

hot/cold warm/koud

near/far dichtbij/verweg

vacant/occupied vrij/bezet


I like: Ik houd van:

breakfast ontbijt

lunch lunch

dinner. Diner
May I have some: Mag ik de/het:

bread/butter brood/boter

cheese kaas

eggs eieren

meat/potatoes vlees/aardappellen

apples/oranges Appels/sinaasappels

coffee/tea koffie/thee

milk melk

fruit juice vruchten sap

water water

I want to pay now. Ik wil nu betalen.

I think there is a mistake. Ik denk dat er een fout is

We enjoyed it. Wij hebben genoten.

Where is the nearest shop? Waar is de meest nabije winkel?

Where can I find a taxi? Waar kan ik een taxi vinden?

How much is it to ...? Hoe veel is het naar...?

Take me to this address. Breng mij naar dit adres.

Please stop here. Alstublieft stop hier.

This is not the right road. Dit is niet de juiste weg.

Go straight ahead. Ga rechtdoor.

It's there, on the: Daar is het:

left/right links/rechts

next to/after Naast/voorbij

north/south noord/zuid

east/west oost/west
Where is the: Waar is:

town centre het stads centrum

pharmacy de apotheek?

Do you have ...? Heeft u...?

How much is this/that? Wat kost dit/dat?

I will take it. Ik neem het.
What colours have you? Welke kleuren heeft u?

Black zwart

Blue blauw

Red rood

White wit

Yellow geel

Green groen
I want to buy: Ik wil kopen:

aspirin aspirine

soap zeep

half kilo apples pond appels

litre of milk liter melk

film/newspaper film/krant

Hello, this is ... Hallo, dit is ...

Please speak: Spreek alstublieft:

louder luider

slowly langzamer
I want to speak to: Ik wil spreken met:

Mr. Meneer

Mrs. Mevrouw

Miss Mejuffrouw

When will he be here/there? Wanneer zal hij hier/daar zijn?

Ask him to telephone m Vraag hem om mij te bellen??

Do you have enough time? Hebt u genoeg tijd?

What time is it? Hoe laat is het?

The time now is: De tijd nu is:

five past one vijf over één

quarter to three kwart voor drie

twenty past four twintig over vier

half past six half zeven

We will see you: Wij zullen u zien:

today vandaag

tomorrow morgen

next week volgende week

in the morning s morgens vandaag

in the afternoon s middags

in the evening s avond

tonight vanavond

soon spoedig

You are right/wrong. U heeft gelijk/fout.

That is right Dat is correct.

Here/there Hier/daar

At the UN office In het VN kantoor

Is it near/far Is dat dichtbij/ver

How many hours? Hoeveel uur?


(Challenge - complete in your language and then discuss with a fluent speaker)
a. I am well, thank you alles goed, dank u.

b. Excuse me Neem me niet kwalijk/ Excuseer mij

c. Thank you. Dank U.

d. OK OK
e. You're welcome! Graag gedaan!

f. Well done Goed gedaan!!

g. Hello Hallo

h. How are you? Hoe gaat het met u?
i. Welcome! Welkom.

j. Welcome home Welkom thuis.

k. So sorry to bother you Het spijt me u lasting te vallen

l. No bother . Geen moeite.

m. Yes Ja

n. Please Alstublieft

o. I am sorry Het spijt me

p. Waiter? Kelner?
q. How much is that? Welke tijd is het?

r. Where is the toilet? Waar/wanneer/waarom?

s. Where/when/why? Waar is het toilet?

t. What time is it? Hoe veel is dat?
u. Help me please? Ik begrijp niet

v. I do not understand Spreek alstublieft langzaam.

w. What does this mean? Help mij alstublieft?

x. Please speak slowly Wat betekent dit?
y. See you later Lekker eten/Cheers!

z. Good food/cheers!! Zie u later.

Answers: In the Berllitz phrase book … if you need them …





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