Ghent’s streets are divided into different paid parking zones: red, orange, yellow and green. The cheapest zone is the green zone as this is furthest out from the centre. The most expensive (the historic city centre) is the red zone.
How to pay for a ticket at the parking machine?
If you would like to understand and speak Dutch, read this article and defenitely notice the Dutch courses offered by the Ghent University.
Another way to practice Dutch is with apps on your phone: DuoLingo, Memrise, Dutch BB…
You will learn basic things such as numbers, which is practical if you need to order more than one beer!
You can also listen to the radio, try to read comics and newspapers (maybe your horoscope will sound better in Dutch?).