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Why learning basic Dutch is not enough: Beyond gezellig

Why learning basic Dutch is not enough: Beyond gezellig

"Ik ben goed bezig". I'm good busy. Now I know what that means, but at first, I didn't get it. When I just moved to the Netherlands, I could survive but I wasn't really ingeburgerd (integrated). I had no deep understanding of culture, society and mentality, let alone of official structures or unspoken expectations.

Nowadays I'm goed bezig: I speak Dutch. Or better said: I do my best.

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