How to Learn More Difficult Dutch Sentences

Four Methods:The BasicsZijnHebbenMore

Probably you've already found a few pages in this WikiHow teaching you the basics of the Dutch language. Here You'll teach you some more things.

Method 1
The Basics

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    Understand the basics from Learn Key Phrases in Dutch. It's good to know things like 'Hello' and 'How are you' in a different language.
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    Two main verbs in Dutch are 'zijn' (to be) and 'hebben' (to have). Below shows how to conjugate the verb 'zijn' and the verb 'hebben':

Method 2
Zijn

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    Zijn conjugations:
    • Ik ben (I am)
    • Jij bent (You are)
    • Hij is (He is - this also goes for 'zij' (she) and 'het' (it))
    • Wij zijn (We are - this also goes for 'zij' plural (they) and 'jullie' (you) plural))

Method 3
Hebben

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    Hebben conjugations:
    • Ik heb (I have)
    • Jij hebt (You have)
    • Hij heeft (He has)
    • Wij hebben(We have)

Method 4
More

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    Get yourself familiar with some other words and verbs:
    • To want = willen
    • Good = goed
    • Bad = slecht
    • Name = naam
    • Brother = broer
    • Sister = zus /zuster (zuster is common in Old Dutch)
    • Father = vader/papa
    • Mother = moeder/mama
    • Grandparents = grootouders / opa en oma (which means 'grandpa and grandma'.
    • Music = muziek
    • Book = boek
    • Pen = pen
    • Pencil = potlood
    • Friend(male) = Vriend
    • Friend(female) = Vriendin
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    Learn how to count to ten in Dutch
    • One = Één (you can say it like the A in the English ABC, and the with a N behind it.)
    • Two = twee (the EE is the same like the één.)
    • Three = drie. (the same as in English, but the Th you have to say like the D of 'D'arts)

Tips

  • Find some chat rooms especially designed to learn how to talk in dutch and tell people you want to practice your dutch. Or if you know any Native Dutch speakers you can always ask them to help you around.

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