Dutch Nouns

Welcome to the third Dutch lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Dutch to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
aardappelen
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
tomaten
onions
onions Audio
uien
carrots
carrots Audio
wortel
fruits
fruits Audio
fruit
apples
apples Audio
appel
bananas
bananas Audio
banaan
oranges
oranges Audio
sinaasappels

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Dutch
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
heb je melk? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
ik heb melk en koffie Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
hij heeft drie appels Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
ze heeft maar een appel Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
we leven in een klein huis Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
ik hou van ons ontbijt Audio

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
brood
milk
milk Audio
melk
butter
butter Audio
boter
cheese
cheese Audio
kaas
coffee
coffee Audio
koffie
sandwich
sandwich Audio
boterham
meat
meat Audio
vlees
chicken
chicken Audio
kip
fish
fish Audio
vis
breakfast
breakfast Audio
ontbijt
lunch
lunch Audio
lunch/middageten
dinner
dinner Audio
diner/avondeten

Conversation in Dutch

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Dutch
Do you speak (English/ Dutch)?
spreekt u (engels/ nederlands)? Audio
Just a little
een (klein) beetje Audio
I like Dutch
ik vind nederlands leuk Audio
Can I practice with you?
kan ik met u oefenen? (polite form) Audio
How old are you?
hoe oud ben je? Audio
I'm thirty three years old
ik ben drieëndertig jaar oud Audio
It was nice talking to you
leuk met u gesproken te hebben! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Dutch. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Dutch Adjectives   Dutch Adjectives

Dutch Plural   Dutch Plural



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