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Dagmaraka goes Dutch

 
 
littlek
 
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2008 05:20 pm
Wow! They are getting a great employee and you are getting a great new place to live! Congrats!
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2008 05:22 pm
One step closer to World Peace, I say.

Kudos, Dag.

RH
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2008 05:25 pm
I hope it doesn't take her too long to get here, I cleaned the kitchen!
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2008 05:50 pm
on my way. had a meeting with the boss right away, straight from the airport. must sleeeeeeeeeeeep.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2008 07:44 pm
I pity the powers-that-be at the London Underground.
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margo
 
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2008 08:47 pm
Dun gud, Dag!
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 07:18 am
yeah, i guess i did. my new colleagues are fun young people and are very excited to have me. i love netherlands and am also intrigued by its challenges (especially 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants and challenges of teaching history, whose history, etc....). also, and this might be weird, i'm excited to be close to the ICTY (the tribunal for former yugoslavia) and being able to go see some of the proceedings.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 07:22 am
dagmaraka wrote:
yeah, i guess i did. my new colleagues are fun young people and are very excited to have me. i love netherlands and am also intrigued by its challenges (especially 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants and challenges of teaching history, whose history, etc....). also, and this might be weird, i'm excited to be close to the ICTY (the tribunal for former yugoslavia) and being able to go see some of the proceedings.

... plus, you're a lot closer to writing this book about your father. Although you're not in Slovakia, the Bratislava airport is -- how far away? An hour? 90 minutes? Definitely realistic for trips over the weekend.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 08:01 am
that, and i have friends strewn all over europe. will be fun traveling the old continent for awhile again...until my heels start itching again to travel further away.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 01:51 pm
.... a bit more than three hours by car from/to us, 4:26 h by train ...
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 03:50 pm
I'm so happy to hear this, Dag! This sounds perfect for you!

We're very proud of you, you know. (((((HUGS)))))
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 04:12 pm
Embarrassed dankjeval Smile
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 08:42 pm
[size=7]I have no idea what that means, but you're welcome.[/size]
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2008 12:45 am
"Dankjewel" translates to something like "thank you kindly" and actually consists of the three words "dank", "je" and "wel"....


As you can see, you can also make a play on words: Thanks jewel! Very Happy
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Dutchy
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2008 02:50 am
Francis wrote:
"Dankjewel" translates to something like "thank you kindly" and actually consists of the three words "dank", "je" and "wel"....


As you can see, you can also make a play on words: Thanks jewel! Very Happy

"Dank U wel" would be more appropriate when talking to dignataries, older people or newly met people! Using that term shows you are being polite.

The term "Dank je wel" is used when talking to people you knows well or children.
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2008 02:55 am
Sure, Dutchy, but I've a hunch that Dag knows Eva well enough to use the word, like you would say thanks to a friend.
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Dutchy
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2008 03:08 am
I do not know the connection between the two ladies concerned but yes if they're well known to one another your version is certainly correct Francis. I must admit I had not read the previous posts. Anyway dagmaraka now has two versions to play with. Smile
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2008 08:07 am
i'll start learning dutch when in the Hague. first i should dust off my french i suppose.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2008 08:16 am
Dag--

Is there any continent where you don't have scattering of friends?
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2008 08:28 am
why of course, noddy. antarctic. i don't know a soul there.
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