Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review of "How to Swear & Love in Dutch," by Ingeborg Stinissen

Review of

How to Swear & Love in Dutch, by Ingeborg Stinissen

Three out of five stars

 The title is a bit misleading, for this is a general English/Dutch phrasebook, covering far more than swearing and the language of love. It opens with the Dutch alphabet and the fundamentals of counting in the Dutch language. Then there are phrases used when you meet people for the first time. For example, “What is your name?” and “Where do you work?”
 There are four sections that could be considered in the category of love and relationships, other sections have phrases for situations such as on a job interview, at work, in a restaurant, at a pub and being a tourist. There are a few mild swear words, but nothing that would draw a great deal of ire or get you thrown off of most public transportation.
 Contrary to what the title suggests, if you need a general phrasebook, this will work for you.

This book was made available for free for review purposes.

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