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:

?I do it.|Ik doe het.

?I am it|Ik ben het.

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

the word for have is heb

?I have it|Ik heb het.

Let’s go on with another word.

England is Engeland. Almost the same!

am from is kom uit, which litterally means: come from.


?I’m from England.|Ik kom uit Engeland.

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

?He does it.|Hij doet het.

?He has it.|Hij heeft het.

?I have it,|Ik heb het

And is en, (just and without the d)

She is Zij (verb becomes the same as with hij)

?I Have it and I do it|ik heb het en ik doe het.

?He has it and she has it.|Hij heeft het en zij heeft het.

?She does it and I do it.|Zij doet het en ik doe het.

?She is it.|Zij is het.

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