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Around the house

Around the house

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Rondom het huis

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Our house is here. H-e---s --s hu-s. H___ i_ o__ h____ H-e- i- o-s h-i-. ----------------- Hier is ons huis. 0
The roof is on top. He- dak--s -o--n. H__ d__ i_ b_____ H-t d-k i- b-v-n- ----------------- Het dak is boven. 0
The basement is below. D--ke-d-r -s be--d-n. D_ k_____ i_ b_______ D- k-l-e- i- b-n-d-n- --------------------- De kelder is beneden. 0
There is a garden behind the house. A---e- -e--huis i--de-t-i-. A_____ h__ h___ i_ d_ t____ A-h-e- h-t h-i- i- d- t-i-. --------------------------- Achter het huis is de tuin. 0
There is no street in front of the house. Voo- -et --is is -r ge-n-st---t. V___ h__ h___ i_ e_ g___ s______ V-o- h-t h-i- i- e- g-e- s-r-a-. -------------------------------- Voor het huis is er geen straat. 0
There are trees next to the house. E- -t-an -o-en na--t he--h---. E_ s____ b____ n____ h__ h____ E- s-a-n b-m-n n-a-t h-t h-i-. ------------------------------ Er staan bomen naast het huis. 0
My apartment is here. Hi-- -s m----w-n-n-. H___ i_ m___ w______ H-e- i- m-j- w-n-n-. -------------------- Hier is mijn woning. 0
The kitchen and bathroom are here. Hier zij--de-k--ke- e--------er. H___ z___ d_ k_____ e_ b________ H-e- z-j- d- k-u-e- e- b-d-a-e-. -------------------------------- Hier zijn de keuken en badkamer. 0
The living room and bedroom are there. D--r zijn d--woon- en s-aa-ka-er. D___ z___ d_ w____ e_ s__________ D-a- z-j- d- w-o-- e- s-a-p-a-e-. --------------------------------- Daar zijn de woon- en slaapkamer. 0
The front door is closed. D- -o-rd-u- i- -e-lo-e-. D_ v_______ i_ g________ D- v-o-d-u- i- g-s-o-e-. ------------------------ De voordeur is gesloten. 0
But the windows are open. Maar ---r-me---i-n-o-en. M___ d_ r____ z___ o____ M-a- d- r-m-n z-j- o-e-. ------------------------ Maar de ramen zijn open. 0
It is hot today. H-t -- --e- vandaa-. H__ i_ h___ v_______ H-t i- h-e- v-n-a-g- -------------------- Het is heet vandaag. 0
We are going to the living room. W-- ---n -aa- -e --o----e-. W__ g___ n___ d_ w_________ W-j g-a- n-a- d- w-o-k-m-r- --------------------------- Wij gaan naar de woonkamer. 0
There is a sofa and an armchair there. Daa--is--en sofa -n -en f----uil. D___ i_ e__ s___ e_ e__ f________ D-a- i- e-n s-f- e- e-n f-u-e-i-. --------------------------------- Daar is een sofa en een fauteuil. 0
Please, sit down! N-emt-u p---t-! N____ u p______ N-e-t u p-a-t-! --------------- Neemt u plaats! 0
My computer is there. Daar staa---ijn ---pu--r. D___ s____ m___ c________ D-a- s-a-t m-j- c-m-u-e-. ------------------------- Daar staat mijn computer. 0
My stereo is there. Da---sta-t--ij- ---r-o. D___ s____ m___ s______ D-a- s-a-t m-j- s-e-e-. ----------------------- Daar staat mijn stereo. 0
The TV set is brand new. De-t------ie--s -el---al--i-u-. D_ t________ i_ h_______ n_____ D- t-l-v-s-e i- h-l-m-a- n-e-w- ------------------------------- De televisie is helemaal nieuw. 0

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