Imperative

Dutch Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Dutch imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Dutch is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Dutch

Imperative Dutch Audio
Go!Ga
Stop!Halt
Don't Go!Ga niet
Stay!Blijf
Leave!Ga weg
Come here!Kom hier
Go there!Ga daarheen
Enter (the room)!Treed binnen (in kamer)
Speak!Spreek
Be quiet!Blijf rustig
Turn rightRechtsaf
Turn leftLinksaf
Go straightGa rechtdoor
Wait!Wacht
Let's go!Laten we gaan!
Be careful!Wees voorzichtig!
Sit down!Zit neer
Let me show you!Laat mij het je zien
Listen!Luister
Write it down!Schrijf het neer

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Dutch

Places Dutch Audio
Bankbank
Beachstrand
Desertwoestijn
Earthaarde
Forestbos
Gardentuin
Hospitalziekenhuis
Islandeiland
Lakemeer
Moonmaan
Mountainberg
Riverrivier
Seazee
Skyhemel / lucht
Starssterren
SunZon
I can see the starsIk kan de sterren zien
I want to go to the beachIk wil naar het strand
The moon is full tonightHet is volle maan vanavond
This is a beautiful gardenDit is een mooie tuin

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Dutch

Household Dutch Audio
Bedbed
Bedroomslaapkamer
Carpetvloerkleed
Ceilingplafond
Chairstoel
ComputerRekenmachine
Deskbureau
DoorDeur
Furnituremeubilair
Househuis
Kitchenkeuken
Refrigeratorkoelkast
Roofdak
Roomkamer
StoveKachel
Tabletafel
Televisiontelevisie
Toilettoilet
Wallmuur
Windowvenster / raam

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Daily Conversation in Dutch

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Dutch Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Dutch

English Dutch Audio
Can you close the door?Kan je de deur sluiten?
Can you open the window?Kan je het venster openen?
I need to use the computerIk heb een rekenmachine nodig
I need to use the toiletIk moet een toilet gebruiken
I'm watching televisionIk kijk elevisie
This room is very bigDeze kamer is zeer groot
Holiday WishesFeestdag wensen
Good luck!Succes!
Happy birthday!Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!
Happy new year!Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
Merry Christmas!Gelukkig Kerstfeest!
Congratulations!Gefeliciteerd!
Enjoy! (before eating)Smakelijk
Bless you (when sneezing)Gezondheid
Best wishes!De beste wensen!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Dutch about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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