Dutch Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Dutch lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Dutch to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Dutch
one
een Audio
first
eerste Audio
two
twee Audio
second
tweede Audio
three
drie Audio
third
derde Audio
four
vier Audio
fourth
vierde Audio
five
vijf Audio
fifth
vijfde Audio
six
zes Audio
sixth
zesde Audio
seven
zeven Audio
seventh
zevende Audio
eight
acht Audio
eighth
achtste Audio
nine
negen Audio
ninth
negende Audio
ten
tien Audio
tenth
tiende Audio
eleven
elf Audio
eleventh
elfde Audio
twelve
twaalf Audio
twelfth
twaalfde Audio
thirteen
dertien Audio
thirteenth
dertiende Audio
fourteen
veertien Audio
once
eenmaal Audio
fifteen
vijftien Audio
twice
tweemaal Audio
sixteen
zestien Audio
Monday
maandag Audio
seventeen
zeventien Audio
Tuesday
dinsdag Audio
eighteen
achttien Audio
Wednesday
woensdag Audio
nineteen
negentien Audio
Thursday
donderdag Audio
twenty
twintig Audio
Friday
vrijdag Audio
seventy one
eenenzeventig Audio
Saturday
zaterdag Audio
one hundred
honderd Audio
Sunday
zondag Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Dutch cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Dutch. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Dutch
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
ik heb drie honden Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
mijn dochter heeft twee katten Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
ze spreekt zeven talen Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
mijn broer heeft een zoon Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
dit is mijn tweede les Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
heb je het derde boek gelezen? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
koe
goat
goat Audio
geit
donkey
donkey Audio
ezel
horse
horse Audio
paard
dog
dog Audio
hond
cat
cat Audio
kat
mouse
mouse Audio
muis
bird
bird Audio
vogel

Conversation in Dutch

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

English
Dutch
Where are you from?
waar komt u vandaan? Audio
I'm from the U.S
ik kom uit de u.s Audio
I'm American
ik ben amerikaanse Audio
Where do you live?
waar woont u? Audio
I live in the U.S
ik woon in de u.s Audio
What do you do for a living?
wat doet u voor uw beroep? (polite) Audio
I'm a student
ik ben een student Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Dutch? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Dutch Gender   Dutch Gender

Dutch Phrases   Dutch Phrases



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