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Learn Finnish in 400 Words

What if I told you 400 words is all it takes to survive in a language?

To express yourself in a foreign language is never easy, but by learning the most basic verbs, descriptive adjectives and nouns you can cover most daily interactions and have a head start when trying to learn this language.

At The Foreign Language Collective we have created a list of the 400 most basic words and have asked people in our community to translate them to their native language.

Together we have created multiple guides to help you communicate yourself in any language.

The main focus of this guide is communication. Grammatical perfection is something that takes time, but communicating is the basis of any language.

The idea is that these words can serve as your basic skill set from where you can build understandable and descriptive sentences to allow you to communicate yourself.

The guide is built from basic verbs and sentences, as well as nouns and adjectives that can help you describe things or people.

That is why we have included lots of words like “big” or “small”, “dark” and “light”, but also words like “more” and “less”.

From here you can describe things as “More big”, which may not be grammatically correct but it will in most cases be understood.

You can also combine words like “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” with your basic verbs, so you can say things like “I go tomorrow”, which in some languages is grammatically correct, in others it is not, but it will always be understood.

Whether you just want to cover the basis or continue learning this language until fluency, these 400 words are a great start for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR SURVIVAL GUIDE IN FINNISH

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Learn German in 400 Words

What if I told you 400 words is all it takes to survive in a language?

To express yourself in a foreign language is never easy, but by learning the most basic verbs, descriptive adjectives and nouns you can cover most daily interactions and have a head start when trying to learn this language.

At The Foreign Language Collective we have created a list of the 400 most basic words and have asked people in our community to translate them to their native language.

Together we have created multiple guides to help you communicate yourself in any language.

The main focus of this guide is communication. Grammatical perfection is something that takes time, but communicating is the basis of any language.

The idea is that these words can serve as your basic skill set from where you can build understandable and descriptive sentences to allow you to communicate yourself.

The guide is built from basic verbs and sentences, as well as nouns and adjectives that can help you describe things or people.

That is why we have included lots of words like “big” or “small”, “dark” and “light”, but also words like “more” and “less”.

From here you can describe things as “More big”, which may not be grammatically correct but it will in most cases be understood.

You can also combine words like “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” with your basic verbs, so you can say things like “I go tomorrow”, which in some languages is grammatically correct, in others it is not, but it will always be understood.

Whether you just want to cover the basis or continue learning this language until fluency, these 400 words are a great start for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR SURVIVAL GUIDE IN GERMAN

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Learn French in 400 Words

What if I told you 400 words is all it takes to survive in a language?

To express yourself in a foreign language is never easy, but by learning the most basic verbs, descriptive adjectives and nouns you can cover most daily interactions and have a head start when trying to learn this language.

At The Foreign Language Collective we have created a list of the 400 most basic words and have asked people in our community to translate them to their native language.

Together we have created multiple guides to help you communicate yourself in any language.

The main focus of this guide is communication. Grammatical perfection is something that takes time, but communicating is the basis of any language.

The idea is that these words can serve as your basic skill set from where you can build understandable and descriptive sentences to allow you to communicate yourself.

The guide is built from basic verbs and sentences, as well as nouns and adjectives that can help you describe things or people.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor why use many words when a few will do

That is why we have included lots of words like “big” or “small”, “dark” and “light”, but also words like “more” and “less”.

From here you can describe things as “More big”, which may not be grammatically correct but it will in most cases be understood.

You can also combine words like “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” with your basic verbs, so you can say things like “I go tomorrow”, which in some languages is grammatically correct, in others it is not, but it will always be understood.

We are aware you can not become fluent with 400 words, but the idea is to give you a good base for you can communicate and understand the most basic things. From there on you can get the conversation going, ask questions and learn more.

Learning many words or grammatical often doesn’t make sense until you actually need it, so when the time is right you can move on and research the things you think are missing in your communication.

Whether you just want to cover the basis or continue learning this language until fluency, these 400 words are a great start for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR SURVIVAL GUIDE IN FRENCH

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Movies, Music, Resources, TV

The Ultimate Resource Guide For People Learning Dutch

Music // Muziek

classics //  klassiekers

This list is a compilation of some of the most famous songs in the Dutch music history from all genres.

The Dutch Classic Playlist

pop music // popmuziek 

Acda en de Munnik, Marco Borsato, Eefje de Visser, Miss Montreal, Ilse DeLange, Waylon, Dotan, Nielson,  Trijntje Oosterhuis, Mr. Probz, VanVelzen, Het Goede Doel, Nick en Simon, Fluitsma en van Tijn, Toontje Lager, Volumia, Jurk!, Veldhuis en Kemper,

rock music // rockmuziek

Bløf, Racoon*, Golden Earring, Van Dik Hout, Anouk*, Doe Maar, De Poema’s, De Kast, De Dijk, Kensington *, Kane *,

dutch folk // nederlandse volksmuziek

Frans Bauer, André Hazes, De Toppers, Gerard Joling, Jan Smit,

hip hop // hip hop

Broederliefde, Lil Kleine, Gers Pardoel, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Mr. Polska, Ali B, Ronnie Flex, Kraantje Pappie, Willie Wartaal,

electronic music // elektronische muziek

Armin van Buren, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, DJ Tiësto,

Click here for a complete list of Dutch bands

Movies // Films

classics // klassiekers

Turks Fruit (1973), Zwartboek (2006), Alles is Liefde (2007), De Heineken Ontvoering (2011)

crime // misdaad

De Grote Zwaen (2015), Black (2015), Schone Handen (2015), Glückauf (2015), Undercover (2015), Littekens (2014), Wolf (2013), Plan C (2012), Black Out (2012), De Heineken Ontvoering (2011), Oom Henk (2012), De Overloper (2012), Taartman (2009), TBS (2008), De Dominee (2004), Van God los (2003), Lek (2000), De Inbreker (1972)

romantic comedy // romantische komedie

Alles is Liefde (2007), Mannenharten (2013), Liever Verliefd (2003), Het Schnitzelparadijs (2005), Alle Tijd (2011), Soof (2013), Hartenstraat (2014), De Surprise (2015), Ja ik wil (2015)

drama // drama

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), t’padashtun (2017), 100% coco (2017), Sprakeloos (2017), Broers (2017), Quality Time (2017), Riphagen (2017), Vind Die Domme Trut (2017), Vincent (2016), Home (2016), If The Sun Explodes (2016), Le Ciel Flamand (2016), Kappen! (2016), Layla M. (2016), Stop Acting Now (2016), De Zaak Menten (2016), De Maatschap (2016), The Paradise Suite (2015), Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice (2015), Bloed, Zweet en Tranen (2015), Dans met de Duivel (2015), N: The Madness of Reason (2014), Aanmodderfakker (2014), Brozer (2014), Lucia de B. (2014), After the Tone (2014), Jongens (2014), Ramses (2014)

historic // historische films

Publieke Werken (2015), Michiel de Ruyter (2015), Hoe Duur Was de Suiker (2013), Kenau (2014), Nova Zembla (2011), Nynke (2001). Belle van Zuylen (1993), Heilige Jeanne (1978), Rembrandt fecit 1669 (1997)

Internationally Famous Celebrities

Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones, Valkyrie, Black book)

Famke Jansen (Blacklist, Taken, X-Men)

Rutger Hauer (Batman, Blade Runner, Sin City)

Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, Black book, Age of Adeline)

Tv-Shows // TV Series

crime // misdaad

Suspects (2017 – now), Baantjer (1995 – 2006), Grijpstra en de Gier (2004 – 2007), Flikken Maastricht (2007 – now), Baas Boppe Baas (2004 – unknown), Moordvrouw (2012 – now),

drama // drama

Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden (1990 – now), Gooische Vrouwen (2005 – 2009), Medisch Centrum West (1988 – 1994), Nieuwe Buren (2014 – now), Divorce (2012 – 2016), Penoza (2010 – now), Van God Los (2011 – now), De Co-Assisent (2007 – 2010), Westenwind (1999 – 2003), Vuurzee (2005 – 2009), Verborgen Gebreken (2009 – now), Lijn 32 (2012), Suspects (2017 – now), Overspel (2011 – now),

comedy // komedie

Flodder (1993 – 1998), S1NGLE (2008 – 2010), Café de Wereld, Kees & Co (1996 – 2007), New Kids, Voetbalvrouwen (2007 – 2010), Schaep met de 5 Poten, Jiskefet, Shouf Shouf, Wat Als?, Zeg ‘Ns AA, Het Zonnetje in Huis, Iedereen is Gek op JackDivorce

Comedians // Cabaretiers

Najib Amhali, Theo Maassen, Thomas Acda, Javier Guzman, Paulien Cornelisse, Arjen Lubach,

Websites to watch shows

Uitzending Gemist, NPO (free), RTL XL (free),Videoland (paid)

Youtube Channels // Youtube Kanalen

beauty // beauty

Beautygloss, Nikkietutorials*, Lifesplash, Looks by Sharon, Pinky Polish, Today’s Beauty, Teskuh, Vera Camilla, Beautyill, Miss Lipgloss, By Aranka, Anna Nooshin

vlogging // vloggen

Monica Geuze, Enzo Knol, Furtjuh, Gewoon Thomas, Meisje Djamila

News // Nieuws

RTL Nieuws, NOS, De Volkskrant, De Telegraaf, NRC, NRC Next, Metro Nederland,

Algemeen Dagblad, Trouw, De Correspondent

Magazines // Tijdschriften

Click here for a complete list of magazines

Facebook Pages // Facebook Paginas

Here are some of the Facebook pages you can follow from the above mentioned news outlets, celebrities, etc

news // nieuws

RTL Nieuws, NOS, De Volkskrant, De Telegraaf, NRC, NRC Next, Metro Nederland, Algemeen Dagblad, Trouw, De Correspondent

satire // satire

De Speld, De Gladiool, Nieuwspaal

*in English

Minority Languages, Resources

Learn Catalan in 400 Words

What if I told you 400 words is all it takes to survive in a language?

To express yourself in a foreign language is never easy, but by learning the most basic verbs, descriptive adjectives and nouns you can cover most daily interactions and have a head start when trying to learn this language.

At The Foreign Language Collective we have created a list of the 400 most basic words and have asked people in our community to translate them to their native language.

Together we have created multiple guides to help you communicate yourself in any language.

The main focus of this guide is communication. Grammatical perfection is something that takes time, but communicating is the basis of any language.

The idea is that these words can serve as your basic skill set from where you can build understandable and descriptive sentences to allow you to communicate yourself.

The guide is built from basic verbs and sentences, as well as nouns and adjectives that can help you describe things or people.

That is why we have included lots of words like “big” or “small”, “dark” and “light”, but also words like “more” and “less”.

From here you can describe things as “More big”, which may not be grammatically correct but it will in most cases be understood.

You can also combine words like “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” with your basic verbs, so you can say things like “I go tomorrow”, which in some languages is grammatically correct, in others it is not, but it will always be understood.

Whether you just want to cover the basis or continue learning this language until fluency, these 400 words are a great start for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SURVIVAL GUIDE IN CATALAN

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Learn Turkish in 400 Words

 

What if I told you 400 words is all it takes to survive in a language?

To express yourself in a foreign language is never easy, but by learning the most basic verbs, descriptive adjectives and nouns you can cover most daily interactions and have a head start when trying to learn this language.

At The Foreign Language Collective we have created a list of the 400 most basic words and have asked people in our community to translate them to their native language.

Together we have created multiple guides to help you communicate yourself in any language.

The main focus of this guide is communication. Grammatical perfection is something that takes time, but communicating is the basis of any language.

The idea is that these words can serve as your basic skill set from where you can build understandable and descriptive sentences to allow you to communicate yourself.

The guide is built from basic verbs and sentences, as well as nouns and adjectives that can help you describe things or people.

That is why we have included lots of words like “big” or “small”, “dark” and “light”, but also words like “more” and “less”.

From here you can describe things as “More big”, which may not be grammatically correct but it will in most cases be understood.

You can also combine words like “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” with your basic verbs, so you can say things like “I go tomorrow”, which in some languages is grammatically correct, in others it is not, but it will always be understood.

Whether you just want to cover the basis or continue learning this language until fluency, these 400 words are a great start for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SURVIVAL GUIDE IN TURKISH

Want to know more about our Language Survival Guide and the languages we offer them in? Make sure to check out our page and follow us on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss any updates.

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Learn Dutch in 400 Words

What if I told you 400 words is all it takes to survive in a language?

To express yourself in a foreign language is never easy, but by learning the most basic verbs, descriptive adjectives and nouns you can cover most daily interactions and have a head start when trying to learn this language.

At The Foreign Language Collective we have created a list of the 400 most basic words and have asked people in our community to translate them to their native language.

Together we have created multiple guides to help you communicate yourself in any language.

The main focus of this guide is communication. Grammatical perfection is something that takes time, but communicating is the basis of any language.

The idea is that these words can serve as your basic skill set from where you can build understandable and descriptive sentences to allow you to communicate yourself.

The guide is built from basic verbs and sentences, as well as nouns and adjectives that can help you describe things or people.

That is why we have included lots of words like “big” or “small”, “dark” and “light”, but also words like “more” and “less”.

From here you can describe things as “More big”, which may not be grammatically correct but it will in most cases be understood.

You can also combine words like “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” with your basic verbs, so you can say things like “I go tomorrow”, which in some languages is grammatically correct, in others it is not, but it will always be understood.

Whether you just want to cover the basis or continue learning this language until fluency, these 400 words are a great start for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SURVIVAL GUIDE IN DUTCH

Want to know more about our Language Survival Guide and the languages we offer them in? Make sure to check out our page and follow us on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss any updates.

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Learn Mandarin in 400 Words

What if I told you 400 words is all it takes to survive in a language?

To express yourself in a foreign language is never easy, but by learning the most basic verbs, descriptive adjectives and nouns you can cover most daily interactions and have a head start when trying to learn this language.

At The Foreign Language Collective we have created a list of the 400 most basic words and have asked people in our community to translate them to their native language.

Together we have created multiple guides to help you communicate yourself in any language.

The main focus of this guide is communication. Grammatical perfection is something that takes time, but communicating is the basis of any language.

The idea is that these words can serve as your basic skill set from where you can build understandable and descriptive sentences to allow you to communicate yourself.

The guide is built from basic verbs and sentences, as well as nouns and adjectives that can help you describe things or people.

That is why we have included lots of words like “big” or “small”, “dark” and “light”, but also words like “more” and “less”.

From here you can describe things as “More big”, which may not be grammatically correct but it will in most cases be understood.

You can also combine words like “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” with your basic verbs, so you can say things like “I go tomorrow”, which in some languages is grammatically correct, in others it is not, but it will always be understood.

Whether you just want to cover the basis or continue learning this language until fluency, these 400 words are a great start for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SURVIVAL GUIDE IN MANDARIN

Want to know more about our Language Survival Guide and the languages we offer them in? Make sure to check out our page and follow us on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss any updates.

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Learn Spanish in 400 Words

What if I told you 400 words is all it takes to survive in a language?

To express yourself in a foreign language is never easy, but by learning the most basic verbs, descriptive adjectives and nouns you can cover most daily interactions and have a head start when trying to learn this language.

At The Foreign Language Collective we have created a list of the 400 most basic words and have asked people in our community to translate them to their native language.

Together we have created multiple guides to help you communicate yourself in any language.

The main focus of this guide is communication. Grammatical perfection is something that takes time, but communicating is the basis of any language.

The idea is that these words can serve as your basic skill set from where you can build understandable and descriptive sentences to allow you to communicate yourself.

The guide is built from basic verbs and sentences, as well as nouns and adjectives that can help you describe things or people.

That is why we have included lots of words like “big” or “small”, “dark” and “light”, but also words like “more” and “less”.

From here you can describe things as “More big”, which may not be grammatically correct but it will in most cases be understood.

You can also combine words like “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” with your basic verbs, so you can say things like “I go tomorrow”, which in some languages is grammatically correct, in others it is not, but it will always be understood.

Whether you just want to cover the basis or continue learning this language until fluency, these 400 words are a great start for you.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SURVIVAL GUIDE IN SPANISH

Want to know more about our Language Survival Guide and the languages we offer them in? Make sure to check out our page and follow us on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss any updates.