Introduction to Dutch: Lesson 4

Do you still remember the word for a?

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The word for not a (or not any) is almost the same:

Dutch for not any is geen.

Whenever you want to say you don’t have, do or whatever something, you use this word.

Dutch for time is tijd.

When you are saying I don’t have time or I have no time you are actually saying I have not any time. This would be:

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The Dutch word for he has should be hebt but there is a small exception for the he/she/it/u form and it is a bit different:

Dutch for has is heeft.

How would you say has he that:

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Dutch for friend is vriend.

If you want to say he doesn’t have any friends you must say he has not any friend. Say:

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If you remember the Dutch word for she is just the same as the word for they: ze. Say:

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Good. Now look at this:

Dutch for the day is good is de dag is goed.

All the words are related to those in English. How would you say:

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What about:

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Dutch for warm is warm.

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If you want to put the adverb in front and say a warm day or a good day instead, you have to put e after the adverb.

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There is, however, another word for the:

The other Dutch word for the is het.

It is the same as the word for it. This het word is used for things that are of the neuter gender. You sometimes have to learn which article - de or het - a word uses but there also are some rules that help you.

One example of a het word is the word for house:

Dutch for the house is het huis.

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Nice. Let’s learn nice:

Dutch for nice is mooi.

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Also very is a good word to learn:

Dutch for very is heel.

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Let’s finally remember that:

Dutch for but is maar.

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See you in the last lesson!

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