Learn Dutch just by reading
Learning Dutch just got a lot easier, with our interlinear word for word translated books. No need to go through dictionaries or to try to find out the correct conjugation of a word. Our Dutch stories have every word translated and the meaning immediately available below the original word, in a smaller and gray font, to keep the original text as immersive as possible.
Find our Dutch Knight stories pdf here, for free! Try it out and read Dutch from day one, while expanding your vocabulary fast and easy. If you like the method, find our other Dutch interlinear books below!
The Hyplern project aims to create enough interlinear word for word material to allow foreign language students immersive reading from beginner to a level where they can read books independently. Check out our collection of foreign language interlinear e-books and paperbacks here on Amazon! And continue this article to read about our Dutch interlinear books.
Learn Dutch with Beginner Stories
This is the first Dutch e-book / paperback for beginners, which you can get right here on Amazon, and which includes free mp3s, which you can get here. Read through the chapters and learn high frequency words just by reading. The word for word interlinear translation helps you to stay immersed in the text.
The Dutch Beginner Stories contain stories from Dutch folk culture, about spirit or mist hags, treasures, headless ladies or Dutch politicians ;) The stories show you the Dutch mindset a bit and the morals they tried to teach children and adults alike over a 100 years ago.
Learn Dutch with Knight Stories
This is the second Dutch e-book / paperback for beginners, and you can get it here in case you decide to support us and get the book from Amazon. Start learning Dutch and expand your Dutch vocabulary just by reading these tales about (in)famous knights from Dutch folk legends. Stay immersed in reading instead of looking up words.
HypLern - Learn Dutch with Knight Stories contain stories about Dutch lords and ladies which mostly portray the lords as arrogant and cruel. There are stories about Dutch heroic fighters as well from farther back that are more generous in their description Dutch knights. In any case with the interlinear word for word translation it is easy to stay immersed in the stories as there's no need to look up words.
Learn Dutch with Short Stories
This is the first e-book / paperback with Dutch Short Stories, for more advanced readers, although with the word for word translation it would not be difficult for a beginner to go through this book. It's also got free mp3s to go :) Expand your Dutch vocabulary by reading in Swedish from day one, without the need to look up words. If you would like the Kindle or paperback version, and if you want to support our project, get the book here please :)
This book contains short stories from Dutch literature from authors like Multatuli (Eduard Douwes Dekker), Betje Wolff and Aagje Deken and Hildebrand (Nicolaas Beets). These stories show the dry comical style of many Dutch writers from Dutch classic literature. They also show the narrow mindedness of some Dutch citizens on the one hand and the free thinking spirits on the other, in fun and interesting stories.
Learn Dutch with The Class of Twelve
This is another e-book / paperback with Dutch short stories from Dutch literature, from author Carry van Bruggen. The stories are entertaining and fun, and with the word for word manually added interlinear translation, they're easy to read for students from a beginner, through to an intermediate, to an advanced level. Support us and we'll be able to pay for voice overs here as well :) Get the paperback edition, or the Kindle one for non-paperwhite fixed readers like pc's, laptops or tablets, right here on Amazon.
The stories by Carry van Bruggen are in fact the first three chapters of the book "De Klas van Twaalf" by Carry van Bruggen, and deal with the life of a group of twelve fourteen year old girls who are in "Normal school" where they are trained to be teachers.