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!