Dutch lesson: Lesson 4

Well, before going on to questions, I’ll introduce you to you, jij. unstressed is je. Jij and je are very INFORMAL. Jij needs a form of he. (with a -t)

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But, instead of using heeft, jij/je uses hebt.

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If you speak to someone you don’t know, or someone who is more important than you, you use u instead of jij/je. U behaves the same as hij/zij.

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Well, It’s time for Questions.

It’s not so hard, only put the sentence in a different order.

For normal sentences, the order is Subject-Verb-Object.

In a question it is: Verb-Subject-Object.

DO NOT USE DOE, LIKE IN ENGLISH!!!!!!!

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It’s not really hard.

To answer, say: Ja (yes), or Nee (no).

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A last thing I want to tell you, is that the verb, as used by we and they (wij and zij) is also the infinitive.

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Spreek is long, but it isn’t spreeken, but spreken (you would say spreeken the same as spreken). Actually, hebben is a short e as in bed, hebben is another e, and you have to pronounce it as in ze and je.

Hope you understand it all!

If you don’t, just do some lessons again!

Bye


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Introduction to Dutch a course of Dutch with 5 lessons produced by Linas
Arabic Alphabet a course of Arabic with 14 lessons produced by CarlKenner
Forming the Future Subjunctive a course of Portuguese with 3 lessons produced by Linas
The Morse Code in One Minute a course of Morse with 1 lessons produced by Linas

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