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Basics

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Basics
Greetings
BasicsBasics
14 words/phrases to learn
Basics
Saying How You Feel
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20 words/phrases to learn
Basics
10, 9, 8 ...
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18 words/phrases to learn

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Greetings

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14 words/phrases

Saying How You Feel

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20 words/phrases

10, 9, 8 ...

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Speak Your Mind

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1st, 2nd, 3rd... 1

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Colours

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Useful Phrases 1

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Clothes 1

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Creatures

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1st, 2nd, 3rd... 2

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Time of Day 1

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Time & Durations 2

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Clothes 2

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Body Parts

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At Home 1

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Measuring Things

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Mine and Yours

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Useful Expressions 3

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Time of Day 2

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1st, 2nd, 3rd... 3

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Months and Dates

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Furniture

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Belongings

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1st, 2nd, 3rd... 4

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Days and Birthdays

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Time & Durations 4

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The Weather 1

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The Weather 2

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29 words/phrases

Ours and Theirs

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Ordering Coffee

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Prepositions in Dutch

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Basic Dutch Phrases

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When To Use 'De' And 'Het'

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How to Introduce Yourself 2

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17 words/phrases

Are You Happy?

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Good Morning!

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Morning Coffee

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3 words/phrases

Let's Go!

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1 words/phrases

Paying With Small Change

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3 words/phrases

Push-Ups

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Paying With Small Change 2

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4 words/phrases

Is Everything OK?

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1 words/phrases

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