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I'm Nout, a Dutch teacher and with my YouTube channel and blog Dutch & Go, I want to demystify Dutch and show students worldwide how much fun learning a language can be!

Are you trying to study Dutch but do you feel intimidated by the very technical-looking grammar as it’s explained in most textbooks? Do you also have problems finding good online study material for learning Dutch? Truth is: you’re not alone. Whether it’s overly complicated grammar explanations, abstract exercises that don’t really help you with real-life conversation or videos for beginners that are dumbed down: most of the online material is dusty and not super helpful.

That’s why I want to provide you with useful exercises and grammar explanations that I’ve developed over the years. I’m also publishing videos that are fun, educational and entertaining to help you create a productive study habit, even if Dutch is your first foreign language.

Together, let’s make Dutch fun again! If you like my content, please consider buying me a coffee. Thank you for your support! 


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Elliana
Elliana bought 3 coffees.

Hello Nout, voilà three cappuccinos for your valuable help! One question, if I may : after seeing your "how to pronounce the g" video, I just wanted to ask you about your own pronounciation of the "g" letter. Would you say it is more of a "hard g" the one you prefer? Maybe it is more common in West Flanders? Thank you in advance🤓

Hey there Elliana, thank you so much for your generous contribution. It's very much appreciated. With regards to the "g" letter, it's a tough one. So yes, I personally prefer the "hard g" due to a number of reasons: personally, growing up, I was exposed to quite a lot of Dutch culture and got used to pronouncing the hard g. When it comes to teaching, I also prefer the hard g for a number of reasons. First of all, the scraping throat sound is easier for me to make since as you said, I'm from West-Flanders and the "pallatal fricative" g (in the mouth that is), is not something that comes easy or natural to me. Also, adding to that, is the fact that I prefer to teach the throat-g because in terms of the physical location, it's quite easy to distinguish. Putting it differently, I have some students who are struggling to tell the "r" and the "g" apart and if I point out to them that one is pronounced with the tongue and the other with the throat, it's easier to "feel" it for them than creating that vague friction with the soft "g". Does that make sense? Pronunciation is a difficult thing to teach and I do find it works best contrastively where you compare the position and movement of mouth, tongue, lips of one vowel or consonant to another. Let me know if that answers your question and if you have any others! Groetjes en dankjewel!!

Hello Nout, great explanation, dankjewel! as a foreigner, I find the scraping "edition" easier, so I am glad to see that it is a totally standarized way to pronounce the "g" in Belgium too - avoiding thus a "softer"and sometimes-confusing-version of the letter. Great observation when it comes to the "r" and "g" comparison.. I guess I am "following in your footsteps" there too : going for a nice rrrrrrolling of the "r", and not a more "frenchy" way of saying it (for example, I hear some people from Limburg going for that version, if I am not mistaken). Thank you for the explanations, very nice content in general. Wishing you a nice day:) 

Elizabeth Treadwell
Elizabeth Treadwell bought 5 coffees.

Hey there Elizabeth, sorry for my late reaction but I just wanted to say thank you for your very generous contribution. Let me know if there's anything I could help you with or if you have any questions! All the best to you! Nout

Mihai
Mihai bought 5 coffees.

Really appreciate your help and commitment to help people like me :).

Thank you so much for your support Mihai, I really appreciate it :-)

Daniel  from Canada
Daniel from Canada bought a coffee.

Hi NoutLove your format and your clear communication method. Yes, let me buy you a coffee and perhaps you will let me tell you about my famous Uncle and his contribution to the Dutch langauge. 

You're welcome! Who was your famous uncle?

Elliana
Elliana bought a coffee.

Hello Nout! Expat living in Belgium here, really happy that I have discovered your fun, a bit quirky (in a good way) and always on point videos! I hope u like...coffee :) please do some extra Spreektaal videos - they really help! By the way, good music propositions, thank you very much.

Thank you so much! I have some more Spreektaal videos planned for December :)