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Dutch Phrases

Welcome to the Aderalingua Dutch Phrases course. This is a free online course to help you learn some common Dutch phrases and vocabulary.

This course includes useful Dutch phrases for everyday situations. Phrases to use for introducing yourself, greeting people, asking for directions, ordering at a restaurant, checking into a hotel, and shopping are included. Dutch words for common colors, numbers, people, and adjectives are also included.

Online flashcards are included to help you learn these Dutch words and phrases.

Let's get started learning Dutch.

Introduction and Greeting Phrases

This section includes some useful Dutch phrases you can use when introducing yourself and greeting other people.

Hallo. Hello.
Tot ziens. Good-bye.
Goedemorgen. Good morning.
Goedenavond. Good evening.
Goedenacht. Good night.
Hoe heet u? What is your name?
Mijn naam is ___. My name is ___.
Het is prettig kennis met u te maken. It's a pleasure to meet you.
Aangenaam. Nice to meet you.
Leuk je te ontmoeten. Nice to meet you.
Dit is een vriend van mij. This is my friend.
Dit is mijn man. This is my husband.
Dit is mijn vrouw. This is my wife.
Hoe gaat het met je? (informal) How are you?
Hoe gaat het met u? (formal) How are you?
Goed dank u. (En u?) (I'm) good, thanks. (And you?)
Spreekt u Engels? Do you speak English?
Ik spreek geen Nederlands. I can't speak Dutch.
Tot straks. See you later.
Tot gauw! See you soon!
Waar woont u? Where do you live?
Ik woon in ___. I live in ___.

Here are some flashcards to help you learn these useful Dutch phrases for greeting people and introducing yourself to others.

Flashcards

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Useful Phrases

This section includes some common Dutch phrases that are used in everyday life.

Ja. Yes.
Nee. No.
Kan ik u helpen? Can I help you?
Kunt u mij helpen? Can you help me?
Kom met mij. Come with me.
maak je geen zorgen! Don't worry!
Pardon. Excuse me.
Veel plezier! Have fun!
Veel success! Good Luck!
Ik kan het niet geloven! I can't believe it!
Ik weet. I know.
Ik weet het niet. I don't know.
Ik begrijp het. I understand.
Ik begrijp het niet. I don't understand.
Ik heb het gevonden. I found it.
Ik hou van jou! I love you!
Ik mis je! I miss you!
Ik heb honger. I'm hungry.
Ik ben de weg kwijt. I'm lost.
Ik heb dorst. I'm thirsty.
Is het ver? Is it far?
Het is tijd om te gaan. It's time to go.
Alstublieft. Please. (formal)
Alsjeblieft. Please. (informal)
Sorry! Sorry!
Dankuwel. Thanks a lot. (formal)
Dankjewel. Thanks a lot.(informal)
Heel hartelijk bedankt! Thank you very much!
Bedankt! Thanks!
Dat is goed. That's fine.
Dat is geweldig! That's great!
Dat is vreselijk! That's terrible!
Dat klopt! That's right!
Wat betekent dat? What does that mean?
Wat is er gebeurd? What happened?
Wat is dat? What is that?
Wat is er mis? What's wrong?
Wie is dat? Who is that?
Hoe laat is het? What time is it?
Graag gedaan! You're welcome!

Here are some flashcards to help you learn these useful Dutch phrases.

Flashcards
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Asking Directions

Here are some useful Dutch phrases you can use when asking for directions.

Excuseer mij, waar is Hotel Vondel? Excuse me, where is Hotel Vondel?
Waar is het station? Where is the train station?
Is het ver? Is it far?
Hoe ver is het hier vandaan? How far is it from here>
Het is aan het eind van de straat. It's at the end of the street.
Naast het hotel. Next to the hotel.
Sla linksaf. Turn left.
Sla rechtsaf. Turn right.
Ga rechtdoor. Go straight ahead.
Het is dicht bij het station. It is near the railway station.

Restaurants

Here are some useful Dutch phrases that you can use when you are in a restaurant.

Weet u een goed restaurant? Do you know a good restaurant?
Een tafel voor twee alstublieft. A table for two, please.
Mag ik de menukaart? Can I have the menu?
Wat wilt u eten? What would you like to eat?
Wat wilt u drinken? What would you like to drink?
Een glaasje water, alstublieft. A glass of water, please.
Mag ik de rekening? May I have the bill?
Restaurant
het restaurant

Shops and Services

Here are some useful Dutch phrases that you can use when shopping.

Kan ik u helpen? Can I help you?
Ik zou graag ... I'd like ...
Ik kijk alleen even rond. I'm just looking.
Kan ik het aanpassen? Can I try it on?
Hebt u ...? Do you have ...?
Hoeveel zou u willen? How many would you like?
Hoeveel kost dit? How much is this?
Is dat alles? Is that all?
Wat kost dat? How much does that cost?
Hoe laat sluit de winkel? What time does the store close?
Ik wil graag met een credit card betalen. I would like to pay by credit card.
Neemt u credit card aan? Do you take credit cards?
Wat is de wisselkoers? What is the exchange rate?

Hotels

Here are some Dutch phrases that are useful at a hotel.

Ik wil graag inchecken. I would like to check in.
Ik zou graag een kamer willen. I would like a room.
Voor een person. For one person.
Voor twee personen. For two people.
Ik heb gereserveerd. I have a reservation.
Voor hoeveel nachten? For how many nights?
Voor een nacht. For one night.
Voor twee nachten. For two nights.
Hier is uw sleutelkaart. Here is your keycard.
Ik wil graag uitchecken. I'd like to check out.

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Transportation

Here are some Dutch phrases to use when travelling by plane, train, or bus.

Waar is het station? Where is the train station?
Hoeveel kost een ticket naar _____? How much is a ticket to _____?
Een ticket naar ____. A ticket to ____.
Wanneer vertrekt de trein voor ____? When does the train for ____ leave?
Wanneer komt deze trein in ____? When will this train arrive in ____?
Wanneer komt deze bus in ____? When will this bus arrive in ____?
Wanneer vertrekt de bus voor ____? When does the bus for ____ leave?
Is deze plaats bezet? Is this seat taken?
Hoe kom ik bij het luchthaven? How do I get to the airport?
Waar is de vertrekhal? Where are the departures?
Waar is de aankomsthal? Where are the arrivals?
Hoe laat komen wij aan? What time do we arrive?
Airplane
het vliegtuig

Colors

In this section you'll learn the Dutch words for common colors.

geel (yellow)
blauw (blue)
marineblauw (navy)
wit (white)
grijs (grey)
bruin (brown)
oranje (orange)
zwart (black)
paars (purple)
rood (red)
donkerrood (dark red)
rose (pink)
groen (green)
lichtgroen (light green)
magenta (magenta)
cyaan (cyan)

Here are some flashcards to help you learn the Dutch words for colors.

Flashcards

Adjectives

This section included some very common adjectives in Dutch. But first, here are some common sentence forms to use with adjectives.

I am [adjective]. Ik ben [adjective].
Are you [adjective]? Ben je [adjective]? (informal) - Bent u [adjective]? (formal)
She is [adjective]. Zij is [adjective].
He is too [adjective]. Hij is te [adjective].
It is really [adjective]. Het is echt [adjective].
It is very [adjective]. Het is zeer [adjective].
It is so [adjective]. Het is zo [adjective].

Here are some very common Dutch adjectives.

boos angry
slecht bad
groot big
mooi beautiful
helder bright
koud cold
duister dark
droog dry
snel fast
goed good
blij happy
hard hard
zwaar hard (difficult)
hoog high
heet hot
interessant interesting
licht light (not dark)
lang long
luid loud
laag low
eng narrow
new nieuw
aardig nice
lawaaierig noisy
oud old
stil quiet
ruw rough
juist right (correct)
verdrietig sad
effen smooth
traag slow
zacht soft
klein small
kort short (not long)
klein short (not tall)
hoog tall
dik thick
vermoeid tired
dun thin
nat wet
wijd wide
verkeerd wrong
jong young

Here are some flashcards to help you learn these Dutch adjectives.

Flashcards

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Numbers

In this section you'll learn the Dutch words for numbers.

1 een
2 twee
3 drie
4 vier
5 vijf
6 zes
7 zeven
8 acht
9 negen
10 tien
first eerste
second tweede
third derde

People

In this section you'll learn some Dutch words for people.

persoon person
mensen, personen people
moeder mother
vader father
dochter daughter
zoon son
kind child
jongen boy
meisje girl
broer, broeder brother
zus, zuster sister
Family
de familie

Health Phrases

In this section we'll learn some Dutch phrases related to health and wellness.

Ik voel mij niet goed. I'm not feeling well.
Ik ben ziek. I'm sick.
Ik heb koorts. I have a fever.
Ik heb hoofdpijn. I have a headache.
Ik heb keelpijn. I have a sore throat.
Ik voel me duizelig. I feel dizzy.
Ik ben verkouden. I have a cold.
Ik ben moe. I'm tired.

More Learning Resources

This section contains a list of resources to help you learn to speak the Dutch language.

Youtube video showing how to pronounce some basic Dutch phrases. Another Youtube video showing how to pronounce some common Dutch phrases.

Google Translate provides English to Dutch and Dutch to English translations.

Project Gutenberg has some free Dutch ebooks.

Here are some online Dutch newspapers.

Online TV stations from the Netherlands and Belgium.