Dutch (Nederlands)

travel phpto to inspire Dutch language study
Lisse, North Holland by Owen Williams, CC0

ALPHABET MATCHING GAME VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS

Why learn Dutch?

International travel is made easier and more pleasant when you know Dutch. Knowing Dutch provides a competitive edge in career choices Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study Dutch. The study of Dutch teaches and encourages respect for other people.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Dutch?

Dutch is rated as a category 1 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered very easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 24 weeks (or 600 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Dutch Alphabet & Pronunciation

Aa
(aa)
Bb
(bee)
Cc
(see)
Dd
(dee)
Ee
(ee)
Ff
(ef)
Gg
(gee)
Hh
(haa)
Ii
(i)
Jj
(jee)
Kk
(kaa)
Ll
(el)
Mm
(em)
Nn
(en)
Oo
(oo)
Pp
(pee)
Qq
(kuu)
Rr
(er)
Ss
(es)
Tt
(tee)
Uu
(uu)
Vv
(vee)
Ww
(wee)
Xx
(iks)
Yy
(ij)
IJ
(lange ij)
Zz
(zet)

Basic Phrases in Dutch

HelloHallo
GoodbyeVaarwel
YesJa
NoNee
Excuse mePardon
PleaseAlstublieft
Thank youDank je
You are welcomeGraag gedaan
Do you speak englishSpreekt u Engels?
Do you understandBegrijp je?
I understandIk begrijp het
I do not understandIk snap het niet
How are youHoe gaat het met jou?
Fine thanksGoed, dank je!
What is your nameWat is jouw naam?
My name isMijn naam is
Pleased to meet youPrettig kennis met U te maken

Dutch Grammar

Dutch Nouns

ManMens
WomanVrouw
BoyJongen
GirlEen meisje
CatKat
DogHond
FishVis
WaterWater
MilkMelk
EggEi
HouseHuis
FlowerBloem
TreeBoom
ShirtOverhemd
PantsBroek

Dutch Adjectives

Colors in Dutch

BlackZwart
WhiteWit
RedRood
OrangeOranje
YellowGeel
GreenGroen
BlueBlauw
PurplePurper
PinkRoze
GrayGrijs
BrownBruin

Numbers in Dutch

ZeroNul
OneEen
TwoTwee
ThreeDrie
FourVier
FiveVijf
SixZes
SevenZeven
EightAcht
NineNegen
TenTien
ElevenElf
TwelveTwaalf
TwentyTwintig
ThirtyDertig
FortyVeertig
FiftyVijftig
SixtyZestig
SeventyZeventig
EightyTachtig
NinetyNegentig
HundredHonderd
ThousandDuizend

Dutch Verbs

To beZijn
To haveHebben
To wantWillen
To needNodig hebben
To helpHelpen
To goGaan
To comeKomen
To eatEten
To drinkDrinken
To speakSpreken

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Dutch Sentences

AndEn
OrOf
ButMaar
BecauseOmdat
WithMet
AlsoOok
HoweverEchter
NeitherGeen van beide
NorNoch
IfAls
ThenVervolgens

Useful Dutch Vocabulary

Dutch Questions

WhoWie
WhatWat
WhenWanneer
WhereWaar
WhyWaarom
HowHoe
How manyHoeveel
How muchHoeveel

Days of the Week in Dutch

MondayMaandag
TuesdayDinsdag
WednesdayWoensdag
ThursdayDonderdag
FridayVrijdag
SaturdayZaterdag
SundayZondag
YesterdayGisteren
TodayVandaag
TomorrowMorgen

Months in Dutch

JanuaryJanuari
FebruaryFebruari
MarchMaart
AprilApril
MayMei
JuneJuni
JulyJuli
AugustAugustus
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovember
DecemberDecember

Seasons in Dutch

WinterWinter
SpringVoorjaar
SummerZomer
AutumnHerfst

Telling Time in Dutch

What time is itHoe laat is het?
HoursUur
MinutesMinuten
SecondsSeconden
O clockUur
HalfVoor de helft
Quarter pastKwart over
BeforeVoordat
AfterNa