This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Dutch. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Dutch Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Dutch, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I see you||Ik zie u|
|I write with a pen||Ik schrijf met een pen|
|You love apples||Je houdt van appels|
|You give money||Je geeft geld|
|You play tennis||Je speelt tennis|
|He reads a book||Hij leest een boek|
|He understands me||Hij begrijpt me|
|She has a cat||Ze heeft een kat|
|She knows my friend||Ze kent mijn vriend|
|We want to learn||We willen leren|
|We think Spanish is easy||We denken dat Spaans eenvoudig is|
|You (plural) work here||Jullie (meervoud) werken hier|
|You (plural) speak French||Jullie (meervoud) spreken Frans|
|They drive a car||Ze rijden per Auto|
|They smile||ze lachen|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||gaat het?|
|Call a doctor!||Bel een Arts|
|Call the ambulance!||bel een ziekenwagen!|
|Call the police!||bel de politie!|
|I feel sick||Ik ben ziek|
|It hurts here||Het doet hier pijn|
|It's urgent!||Het is dringend|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||waar is de dichtstbijzijnde apotheek?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||Je ziet er prachtig uit! (een vrouw)|
|You have a beautiful name||Je hebt een mooie naam|
|This is my wife||Dit is mijn vrouw|
|This is my husband||Dit is mijn man|
Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne
Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Dutch about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.