Dutch Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Dutch. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Dutch.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Dutch conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Dutch
I speak English
ik spreek engels Audio
you speak French
u spreekt frans Audio
he speaks German
hij spreekt duits Audio
she speaks Italian
ze spreekt italiaans Audio
we speak Arabic
we spreken arabisch Audio
they speak Chinese
ze spreken chinees Audio

The past tense in Dutch conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Dutch
I visited France
ik bezocht frankrijk Audio
you visited Italy
u bezocht italië Audio
he visited Morocco
hij bezocht marokko Audio
she visited China
zij bezocht china Audio
we visited Mexico
wij bezochten mexico Audio
they visited Kenya
zij bezochten kenia Audio

The future tense in Dutch conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Dutch
I will drink milk
ik zal melk drinken Audio
you will drink coffee
jij zult koffie drinken Audio
he will drink tea
hij zal thee drinken Audio
she will drink water
zij zal water drinken Audio
we will drink apple juice
wij zullen appelsap drinken Audio
they will drink tea
zij zullen thee drinken Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
oor
eye
eye Audio
oog
mouth
mouth Audio
mond
nose
nose Audio
neus
hair
hair Audio
haar
face
face Audio
gezicht
head
head Audio
hoofd
heart
heart Audio
hart
hand
hand Audio
hand
fingers
fingers Audio
vingers
leg
leg Audio
been
feet
feet Audio
voeten

Travel Phrases in Dutch

Imagine yourself in some Dutch speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Dutch
Can you help me?
kunt u me helpen? Audio
Can I help you?
kan ik u helpen? Audio
Where is the airport?
waar is de luchthaven? Audio
Go straight
ga rechtdoor Audio
Then
dan Audio
Turn left
sla linksaf Audio
Turn right
sla rechtsaf Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Dutch was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Dutch Vocabulary   Dutch Vocabulary

Dutch Audio   Dutch Audio



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