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:

1 translation: I do it.

2 translation: I am it

Let’s learn another verb, which you will use very much.

the word for have is heb

3 translation: I have it

Let’s go on with another word.

England is Engeland. Almost the same!
am from is kom uit, which litterally means: come from.


4 translation: I’m from England.

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

5 translation: He does it.

6 translation: He has it.

7 translation: I have it,

And is en, (just and without the d)
She is Zij (verb becomes the same as with hij)

8 translation: I Have it and I do it

9 translation: He has it and she has it.

10 translation: She does it and I do it.

11 translation: She is it.

So, that’s enough for the first lesson, I hope that you enjoyed it!

Answers to Lesson 1

1 answer: Ik doe het.
2 answer: Ik ben het.
3 answer: Ik heb het.
4 answer: Ik kom uit Engeland.
5 answer: Hij doet het.
6 answer: Hij heeft het.
7 answer: Ik heb het
8 answer: ik heb het en ik doe het.
9 answer: Hij heeft het en zij heeft het.
10 answer: Zij doet het en ik doe het.
11 answer: Zij is het.