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In-Flight Dutch

Learn Before You Land
Written by: Living Language
Narrated by: Living Language
Length: 1 hr and 1 min

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Publisher's Summary

Wondering how to make use of all that spare time on the plane while you're flying to Amsterdam? Between your in-flight meal and your in-flight movie, try some In-Flight Dutch! This 60-minute program is the simplest way to learn just enough Dutch to get through anything you'll run into, whether you're traveling for business or for pleasure. Short lessons make In-Flight Dutch easy to use.

  • Covers everything from greetings and polite expressions to asking directions, getting around, checking into a hotel, and going to a restaurant.
  • Includes sections for meeting people and spending a night on the town.
  • Over 400 essential words, phrases, and expressions.
  • Simple and effective format: just listen and repeat.
  • ©2001 Living Language, a Random House Company (P)2001 Living Language, a Random House Company

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    • Eileen
    • 24-08-04

    The jury's out ...

    I'm an American who has been speaking German for over 30 years. I am able to read Dutch but had no idea how to speak it. This was the only course available on CD, so I figured, what the heck, and bought it. I played it at various times during my car journey from Michigan to Pennsylvania. I've now learned that what you see (as in reading) is not what you get (as in saying the written words)! I almost always wanted to refer to the little booklet that comes with the CD, which is a mean feat if one is steering a car. It would have been better in an airplane, I guess. All in all, I thought the American voice went on and on for too long, and Dutch wasn't spoken nearly enough. I've studied other foreign languages through other methods, and I find this particular entry to be very weak, although the German section in this series is pretty good.

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    • Betsy Hill
    • 23-01-15

    There is a free audioscript by the publisher

    Any additional comments?

    If you want to read along in order to help you figure out what the audio is saying, go to the Living Language (the publisher of this audio) webpage. Go to free resources and midway down on the right toolbar of the Living Language website is a link to the Audio Scripts: In-Flight programs. Click that and it takes you to pdfs of the audio scripts.
    It really helps me to see the phrases written out to help me decide if I am hearing a "P", or a "D", and so on.
    I have not listened to Dutch yet, and had a lot of trouble finding the pdf, so thought I would go ahead and share this tip in time for visiting spring tulip fields in the Netherlands. I really liked In-flight French, and expect to like this one also, now that I can read along. Enjoy

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    • Claire
    • 04-05-06


    This will give you all the basic phrases that you need. It is not near as annoying at some language learning audio.

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    • Chris
    • 15-08-12

    Super-sonic Dutch

    This started promisingly but then went way too fast. A phrase is said only once, you've got 2 seconds to say it yourself and then you're on to the next phrase, no chance to check your pronunciation or here it again .If I could send it back and get a refund I would.

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