Background:
Taipi is a cute bear monster who came from Taiwan and just moved to The Netherlands.
Today is Friday and Taipi is going to Café Oranje and meet some new friends there.


What should Taipi say to the bartender to start a conversation in Dutch?
Taipi: Hoi! Een beir, alsjeblieft! (Hi! A beer, please!)
Orangie: Alstublieft! (Here you are!)

• Beir = Beer
• Beirtje = Small beer

Note:
Adding “tje” behind an object makes it smaller and cuter.
Dutch people are used to do it, for example huis / huisje, meis/ meisje, etc.

 

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Let’s learn Dutch and get to know the Dutch culture with these cute Monsters at Café Oranje!

Illustration:Yu-Chia Huang
More Stories and explanation in Chinese on Oranje Express.