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Dutch for Beginners: Basic Vocabulary

The following words are indispensable if you want to understand Dutch. They are "building blocks" that are used over and again!

Belangrijke woorden Important words
EenA
Indefinite article, singular (as in English, no article is used for the plural indefinite form). E.g., "een kind" = "a child"; "kinderen" = "children".
  
HetThe
Definite article, singular; used with a limited group of nouns. E.g., "het kind" = "the child".
  
DeThe
Definite article, used for the singular form of all other nouns, as well as the plural form of all nouns that can have an article. E.g., het kind, but "de kinderen" = "the children".
  
EnAnd
OfOr
  
OmdatBecause
OndanksIn spite of
DaaromTherefore
  
Alle, allemaalAll
ElkeEvery
IedereenEveryone
  
Wie?Who?
Wat?What?
Waar?Where?
Waarom?Why?
Hoe?How?
  
IkI
JijYou
UYou (polite form, singular or plural)
HijHe
Zij (1)She
WijWe
JullieYou (plural)
Zij (2)They
  
MijnMy
JouwYour
UwYour (polite form, singular or plural)
ZijnHis
HaarHer
OnsOur
JullieYour (plural)
HunTheir
  
OmhoogUp
OmlaagDown
LinksLeft
RechtsRight
BinnenInside
BuitenOutside
Voor (1)In front of
AchterBehind
NaastNext to
BijNear
NaarTowards
VanafAway from; or: Starting at
  
EersteFirst
LaatsteLast
Voor (2), or: VoordatBefore
Na, or:
Nadat
After
  
VeelMuch; many
WeinigLittle; few
MeerMore
MinderLess
MeestMost
MinstLeast
MetWith
ZonderWithout


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