This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Dutch. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. 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 past 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 saw you||Ik zag je|
|I wrote with a pen||Ik schreef met een pen|
|You loved apples||Je hield van appels|
|You gave money||Je gaf geld|
|You played tennis||Je speelde tennis|
|He read (past tense) a book||Hij las (verleden tijd) een boek|
|He understood me||Hij begreep me|
|She had a cat||Ze had een kat|
|She knew my friend||Ze kende mijn vriend|
|We wanted to learn||We wilden leren|
|We thought Spanish is easy||We dachten dat Spaans eenvoudig was|
|You (plural) worked here||Jullie (meervoud) werkten hier|
|You (plural) spoke French||Jullie (meervoud) spraken Frans|
|They drove a car||Ze bestuurde een Auto|
|They smiled||Ze glimlachte|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
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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!
|Black is his favorite color||Zwart is zijn lievelings kleur|
|I have black hair||Ik heb zwart haar|
|Red is not his favorite color||Rood is niet zijn lievelings kleur|
|She drives a yellow car||Zij rijdt met een gele auto|
|The sky is blue||De lucht is blauw|
|Your cat is white||Jouw kat is wit|
|I enjoyed myself very much||Ik heb erg van mezelf genoten|
|I agree with you||Ik ben het met u eens|
|Are you sure?||Ben je er zeker van?|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||Wil je met mij wandelen?|
Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne
Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Dutch about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.