Dutch Adjectives

Welcome to the second Dutch lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Dutch to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black Audio
zwart
grey
grey Audio
grijs
white
white Audio
wit
blue
blue Audio
blauw
green
green Audio
groen
yellow
yellow Audio
geel
red
red Audio
rood
brown
brown Audio
bruin

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Dutch
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
mijn huis is wit Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
uw land is groot Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
nieuwe boeken zijn duur Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
we zijn blij hier Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
ze heeft drie kleine honden Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
deze taal is zeer eenvoudig Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
ik heb een klein groen huis Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
koud
hot
hot Audio
warm
cloudy
cloudy Audio
bewolkt
rainy
rainy Audio
regent
snowy
snowy Audio
sneeuwt
sunny
sunny Audio
zonnig
windy
windy Audio
winderig
warm
warm Audio
warm

Conversation in Dutch

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Dutch
hi
hallo! Audio
how are you?
hoe gaat het met u? Audio
I'm good, thank you
goed, dank je! - goed, dank u! Audio
and you?
en u? Audio
what is your name?
hoe heet u? Audio
my name is Maya
mijn naam is maya Audio
nice to meet you
leuk u te ontmoeten! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Dutch. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Dutch Alphabet   Dutch Alphabet

Dutch Nouns   Dutch Nouns



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