Classroom – Dutch

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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Dutch Intro

Dutch Intro

Introduction to Dutch Dutch is classified as a West Germanic language which is closely related to other languages in this branch, including German, English and West Frisian. Dutch is spoken as a first language by approximately 20 million people, mostly in the [...]

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Dutch Coordinating Conjunctions

Dutch Coordinating Conjunctions   if/when as if except that that although to the extent that now whether because after since als alsof behalve dat dat hoewel inzover(re) dat nu(dat) of omdat na(dat) sinds unless while when (in past) until when before just so that as long as without as far as tenzij terwijl toen tot(dat) wanneer voor(dat) zoals zodat zolang zonder dat zover   [...]

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Dutch Classroom-Simple Dialogues in Dutch

Telling Time in Dutch What time is it? Hoe laat is het? It’s 1:00 Het is een uur. 2:00 Het is twee uur. 3:30 Het is half vier. 5:45 Het is kwart voor zes. 7:03 Het is drie (minuten) over zeven. at 9:30 om half tien noon twaalf uur ‘s middags midnight twaalf uur ‘s nachts / middernacht In [...]

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Dutch Classroom-Pronunciation

Dutch Pronunciation Dutch letters English sound ch / g guttural sound, made at back of mouth sch s followed by guttural ch sound w like v before r, otherwise like w but with bottom lip against top teeth v like v, but sometimes closer to f r either rolled or guttural j y as [...]

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Dutch Lessons-Vocabulary

 New words  de winkel the store  het kantoor the office de stad the city het eten the food, meal de aardappel the potato de school the school de groente the vegetables de muziek the music de piano the piano het uur the hour het huiswerk the homework de kilometer the kilometer     tekenen to draw fietsen to bike houden van to like doen to do spelen to play koken to cook, boil winkelen to go shopping oefenen to exercise, train, practice buitenshuis outside [...]

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Dutch Lesson-Verb Conjugation

Dutch English ik heb I have je/jij hebt (heb je/jij?) you have (informal) u heeft you have (formal) hij/ze/zij/het heeft he/she/it has we/wij hebben we have jullie hebben you have ze/zij hebben they have Note i: When jij/je follows the verb, no -t is added. Normally we say: jij/je hebt. In reverse order we get: Heb [...]

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Dutch Lessons-Possessive Adjectives

Possessive adjectives Singular Person Dutch English 1st mijn my 2nd je (unstressed), jouw (stressed) your (informal) 2nd uw your (formal) 3rd zijn his 3rd haar her   Plural Person Dutch English 1st ons/onze our 2nd jullie your (informal) 2nd uw your (formal) 3rd hun their   [...]

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