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Dutch for Beginners: Family

Dutch for Beginners: Family

Dutch for Beginners: Family The following words are used to talk about your family in Dutch: Familie Family Man Man Vrouw Woman Jongen Boy Meisje Girl Vader Father Moeder Mother Zoon, zonen Son, sons Dochter Daughter Kind (*), kinderen Child, children Broer Brother Zus Sister Opa, grootvader Grandfather Oma Grandmother Oom Uncle Tante Aunt Neef Nephew; cousin (male) Nicht Niece; cousin (female) Schoonvader Father-in-law Schoonmoeder Mother-in-law Ouders Parents Getrouwd Married Verloofd Engaged Gescheiden Divorced Weduwe Widow Weduwnaar Widower Geboorte Birth Dood Death Scheiding Divorce Huwelijk (*) Marriage Bruiloft Wedding Verjaardag Birthday Jubileum (*) Anniversary NOTE: The definite article for singular nouns marked (*) is "het" (e.g., "het kind" = [...]

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Dutch for Beginners: Jobs

Dutch for Beginners: Jobs

  Dutch for Beginners: Jobs The following words are used to talk about jobs in Dutch: Baan, banen Job, jobs Werk (*) Work Werken To work Beroep (*) Profession, occupation Bakker Baker Slager Butcher Kruidenier Grocer Melkboer Milkman; dairyman Apotheker Pharmacist Agent, agente Policeman, policewoman Soldaat Soldier Leraar Teacher Tuinman Gardener Loodgieter Plumber Metselaar Bricklayer Kleermaker Tailor Schoenmaker Cobbler Juwelier Juweller Secretaresse Secretary Drukker Printer Uitgever Publisher Werkloos Unemployed Uitkering Unemployment benefit Opslag Raise Solliciteren To apply for Sollicitatiegesprek Job interview NOTE: The definite article for singular nouns marked (*) is "het" (e.g., "het werk" = [...]

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Dutch for Beginners: Basic Vocabulary

Basic Vocabulary The following words are indispensable if you want to understand Dutch. They are "building blocks" that are used over and again! Belangrijke woorden Important words Een A Indefinite article, singular (as in English, no article is used for the plural indefinite form). E.g., "een [...]

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Dutch for Beginners : Irregular Verbs

Irregular Verbs The following verbs do not follow the normal rules for the formation of the past and perfect tenses. Present tense Past tense Perfect tense Meaning Aanbieden bood aan heeft aangeboden offer Aandoen deed aan heeft aangedaan Aandrijven dreef aan heeft aangedreven Aangeven gaf aan heeft aangegeven Aanhouden hield aan heeft aangehouden Aankijken keek aan heeft aangekeken Aankomen kwam aan is aangekomen Aannemen nam aan heeft aangenomen Aansluiten sloot aan heeft aangesloten Aansnijden sneed [...]

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Dutch for Beginners:

Dutch for Beginners Dutch is the mother tongue of over 21 million people: almost all of the inhabitants of The Netherlands, about half of the people living in Belgium (those living in Flanders or "Vlaanderen"), and many inhabitants of former Dutch colonies [...]

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Dutch Lesson 4

Dutch Lesson 4

Regular  Verbs and Negation You've already worked your way through three chapters. Make sure you understood everything that appeared in those chapters. Make sure you understand the grammar and vocabulary and do make the exercises to practice. Also make sure you [...]

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Dutch Genders

Genders in Dutch All nouns have a gender in Dutch, either common (de words) or neuter (het words).   It is hard to guess which gender a noun is, so it is best to memorize the genders when memorizing vocabulary. However, two-thirds of [...]

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Dutch Classes

Dutch Classes

Dutch Language Basic Dutch Phrases Good Morning Goedemorgen khoo-duh-mawr-ghuh Good Day Goedemiddag khoo-duh-mih-dahkh Good Evening Goedenavond khoo-duh-nah-fohnt Good Night Goedenacht khoo-duh-nahkht Hi / Bye Hoi / Hallo / Daag / Doei hoy / hah-loh / dahk / doo-ee Goodbye Tot ziens toht zeens See you later (in the same day) Tot straks toht straks See you soon Tot zo toht zoh Please Alstublieft / Alsjeblieft ahlst-ew-bleeft / ahl-shuh-bleeft Thank [...]

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Dutch Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Questions in Dutch After the difficult lesson you've just done we'll make things a little easier. In this lesson we'll teach you how to use adjectives in Dutch. Adjectives An adjective tells something about a noun, it describes [...]

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