By using language you are able to do a lot of things such as talking on the phone, paying, apologising, making an appointment,… Language has various functions (language functions). In the numerous exercises provided on this page, you can learn to differentiate between the different kinds of Dutch used in Belgium, the Netherlands and Suriname and how to use them. Which language variety(= kind of Dutch) do you want to practice? How are your Dutch-language skills? You can choose in the menu.

Anna (video) is a Surinamese salesgirl who has her stall at the market in Paramaribo. She says that Dutch and Surinamese people often use different words to refer to the same things.