All Dutch Vocabulary You'll Need, In One Book.
With this book, you can learn Dutch fast and efficiently: This book contains practical vocabulary for both spoken and written Dutch.
Why Study By Frequency?
In any given language, you only use about 1000 different words a day in day-to-day spoken language. These high frequency words account for about 95% of all spoken language When it comes to reading; the 2.000 most used words account for about 85% of all that is written.
The most used 10.000 words account for 99% of all spoken Dutch, and 98% of all written Dutch text.
How Much Vocabulary Do You Need To Know?
While it's important to note it's impossible to pin down these numbers and statistics with 100% accuracy, these are a global average of multiple sources. According to scientific research, this is the amount of vocabulary needed for varying levels of fluency:
1. 250 words: the essential core of a language. Without these words, you cannot construct sentences.
2. 750 words: those that are used every single day by every person who speaks the language.
3. 2500 words: those that should enable you to express everything you could possibly want to say, although some creativity might be required.
4. 5000 words: the active vocabulary of native speakers without higher education. You will understand 95% of all written texts.
5. 10,000 words: the active vocabulary of native speakers with higher education.
6. 20,000 words: the amount you need to recognize passively in order to read, understand, and enjoy a work of literature such as a novel by a notable author.
Keeping above facts in mind, the value of a frequency dictionary is immense. At least, that is if you want to become fluent in a language fast. Study the most frequent words, build your vocabulary and progress naturally. Sounds logical, right?
What is Inside This Book?
A frequency list of the most frequently used Dutch words, based on analysis of 10 gigabytes of Dutch subtitles, the equivalent of 40.000 books of 200 pages each; a good-sized library.
A large base text collection is absolutely vital to establishing a good general frequency list.
Subtitles have the advantage of corresponding both to written and spoken language, so you get the best of both worlds.
The Dutch to English Frequency Dictionary for Learners can roughly be divided in three parts.
• 10.000 Dutch words ranked by general frequency
• Frequency ranking by part of speech (E.G, The most used adjectives, nouns, verbs, etc)
• 10.000 Words in Alphabetical order
The Dutch Frequency Dictionary for Learners gives you a practical word list to learn Dutch vocabulary. Study the most used words to rapidly gain a base vocabulary in Dutch. These high frequency words are a great tool for beginners, intermediate and advance students of Dutch.
The frequency dictionary can be used as a stand-alone tool, or in combination with any other language learning program, app or book. This book roughly covers CEFR vocabulary ratings from A1 (absolute beginner) to C2+ (mastery).
Invest this book, and invest in yourself.
You will amaze yourself, and your friends and family by how fast you're progressing in your journey of speaking Dutch.