Dutch Gender

Welcome to the fifth Dutch lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Dutch to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
man
woman
woman Audio
vrouw
husband
husband Audio
man
wife
wife Audio
vrouw
boy
boy Audio
jongen
girl
girl Audio
meisje
father
father Audio
vader
mother
mother Audio
moeder

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Dutch
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
mijn zoon is een student Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
haar dochter is een student Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
hij heeft een grote broer Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ze heeft een grote zus Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
zijn broers zijn jong Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
zijn zussen zijn jong Audio

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
zoon
daughter
daughter Audio
dochter
brother
brother Audio
broer
sister
sister Audio
zus
grandfather
grandfather Audio
grootvader/opa
grandmother
grandmother Audio
grootmoeder/oma
child
child Audio
kind
children
children Audio
kinderen

Expressions in Dutch

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Dutch, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
Dutch
What do you mean?
wat bedoel je? Audio
I don't understand
ik begrijp het niet! Audio
I don't know
ik weet het niet! Audio
What is that called in Dutch?
hoe noem je dat in het nederlands? Audio
What is this?
wat is dit? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
wat betekent dat woord in het engels? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
sorry! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Dutch. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Dutch Plural   Dutch Plural

Dutch Numbers   Dutch Numbers



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