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nl This user is a native speaker of Dutch
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This {{User nl}} template can be used to display a contributor's Dutch language skill and level of ability on their user page. For userboxes for different languages see Category:Language Userboxes or use the {{Userbox-lang}}.


The template has one unnamed parameter and one named parameter.

Unnamed parameters

  1. The (optional) unnamed parameter is a number to indicate the level of ability in this language. If this parameter is omitted the wording for native speaker will be displayed.
    • 0 = limited or no ability
    • 1 = basic
    • 2 = intermediate
    • 3 = advanced
    • 4 = near-native
    • 5 = professional

Named parameters

This (optional) parameter can be used to define a skill other than speaking, for example reading or writing. If omitted the default is speaking.


Using different ability levels

Using English as an example the following shows the range of abilities that can be choosen.

Ability You type You get
Native ability

{{User nl}}

nl This user is a native speaker of Dutch
Professional ability

{{User nl|5}}

nl-5 This user is a professional speaker of Dutch
Near-native ability

{{User nl|4}}

nl-4 This user is a near-native speaker of Dutch
Advanced ability

{{User nl|3}}

nl-3 This user is an advanced speaker of Dutch
Intermediate ability

{{User nl|2}}

nl-2 This user is an intermediate speaker of Dutch
Basic ability

{{User nl|1}}

nl-1 This user is a basic speaker of Dutch
Limited ability

{{User nl|0}}

nl-0 This user does not understand Dutch (or understands it with considerable difficulty).

Using different skills

Situation You type You get
Intermediate reader speaker

{{User nl|2|skill=reader}}

nl-2 This user is an intermediate reader of Dutch
Professional reader and writer

{{User nl|5|skill=reader and writer}}

nl-5 This user is a professional reader and writer of Dutch
Basic reader, writer and speaker

{{User nl|1|skill=reader, writer and speaker}}

nl-1 This user is a basic reader, writer and speaker of Dutch