Dutch: Lesson 1
Dutch is spoken mainly in the Netherlands and Flanders (part of Belgium). It’s a germanic Language, so it is related to English.
Let’s start with the word for I. It is ik, just I with a k! (note that it is not written with a capital, unless it is on the beginning of a sentence.)
Ik is pronounced as stick.
The word for it is het. Not so difficult, is it?
the e is here like the one in bed.
If you want to say: I do it, you use: doe.
oe is pronounced as boo
the word for am is ben. The e is pronounced the same as in het.
The word order is just the same as in English, so you should be ablt to know this:
Let’s learn another verb, which you will use very much.
the word for have is heb
Let’s go on with another word.
England is Engeland. Almost the same!
am from is kom uit, which litterally means: come from.
It’s still easy, isn’t it?
the word for he is hij, which you should just type in ’Google Translator’,and let your computer say it, because I don’t know how to explain the pronounciation. http://translate.google.nl/#nl/en/hij
If you want to say that he does something, you put a t after the verb. BUT, It is NOT hij hebt, it is Hij heeft, again use Google translator xD
And is en, (just and without the d)
She is Zij (verb becomes the same as with hij)
So, that’s enough for the first lesson, I hope that you enjoyed it!