Essential Dutch Words: Comprehensive Learning Guide

Embarking on the journey to learn Dutch can be both exciting and challenging. To help you get started, here is a comprehensive guide with essential words and phrases across various categories that will form the foundation of your Dutch vocabulary.

Basic Greetings

Hello

Dutch: Hallo (hah-loh)

How are you?

Dutch: Hoe gaat het? (hoo gaht het)

Thank you

Dutch: Dank je (dahnk yuh)

Goodbye

Dutch: Tot ziens (toht zeens)

Please

Dutch: Alsjeblieft (ahl-shuh-bleeft)

Yes

Dutch: Ja (yah)

No

Dutch: Nee (nay)

Colors

Red

Dutch: Rood (roht)

Blue

Dutch: Blauw (blouw)

Green

Dutch: Groen (khroon)

Yellow

Dutch: Geel (khayl)

Black

Dutch: Zwart (zvaht)

White

Dutch: Wit (vit)

Numbers

One

Dutch: Eén (ayn)

Two

Dutch: Twee (tway)

Three

Dutch: Drie (dree)

Four

Dutch: Vier (feer)

Five

Dutch: Vijf (fayf)

Six

Dutch: Zes (zes)

Seven

Dutch: Zeven (zay-ven)

Eight

Dutch: Acht (ahkt)

Nine

Dutch: Negen (nay-ghen)

Ten

Dutch: Tien (teen)

Days of the Week

Monday

Dutch: Maandag (mahn-dahk)

Tuesday

Dutch: Dinsdag (dinz-dahk)

Wednesday

Dutch: Woensdag (voonz-dahk)

Thursday

Dutch: Donderdag (don-der-dahk)

Friday

Dutch: Vrijdag (vry-dahk)

Saturday

Dutch: Zaterdag (zah-ter-dahk)

Sunday

Dutch: Zondag (zon-dahk)

Common Phrases

What is your name?

Dutch: Hoe heet je? (hoo hayt yuh)

My name is…

Dutch: Ik heet… (ik hayt)

Where is the bathroom?

Dutch: Waar is de wc? (vahr is duh vay-say)

How much does this cost?

Dutch: Hoeveel kost dit? (hoo-vayl kost dit)

I don’t understand

Dutch: Ik begrijp het niet (ik buh-grype het neet)

Can you help me?

Dutch: Kun je me helpen? (kun yuh muh hel-puh)

Start Learning Today

These basic words and phrases are just the beginning of your Dutch learning journey. To further enhance your language skills, consider using language learning apps like Glosa. They offer interactive exercises, progress tracking, and personalized learning paths to make your study sessions effective and enjoyable.

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