Dutch Plural

Welcome to the fourth Dutch lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.

book
book Audio
boek
books
books Audio
boeken
car
car Audio
auto
cars
cars Audio
auto's
tree
tree Audio
boom
trees
trees Audio
bomen
flower
flower Audio
bloem
flowers
flowers Audio
bloemen

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Dutch
I speak one language
[singular form]
ik spreek een taal Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
spreken we drie talen Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
hij bezoekt vele landen Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
ze zijn gelukkig nu Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
ze heeft vijf rode schoentjes Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
ik wil een broodje zonder uien Audio

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
vrouw
women
women Audio
vrouwen
man
man Audio
man
men
men Audio
mensen
house
house Audio
huis
houses
houses Audio
huizen
cup
country Audio
beker
cups
countries Audio
cups
cow
cow Audio
koe
cows
cows Audio
koeien
horse
horse Audio
paard
horses
horses Audio
paarden

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Dutch by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Dutch
Help
help! Audio
Call the ambulance
bel een ziekenwagen! Audio
I need a doctor
ik heb een dokter nodig Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
waar is de dichtstbijzijnde apotheek? Audio
Are you okay?
gaat het? Audio
I am sick
ik ben misselijk Audio
Call the police
bel de politie! Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural 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 Nouns   Dutch Nouns

Dutch Gender   Dutch Gender



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