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.
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.
|Don't Go!||Ga niet|
|Come here!||Kom hier|
|Go there!||Ga daarheen|
|Enter (the room)!||Treed binnen (in kamer)|
|Be quiet!||Blijf rustig|
|Go straight||Ga rechtdoor|
|Let's go!||Laten we gaan!|
|Be careful!||Wees voorzichtig!|
|Sit down!||Zit neer|
|Let me show you!||Laat mij het je zien|
|Write it down!||Schrijf het neer|
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Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.
|Sky||hemel / lucht|
|I can see the stars||Ik kan de sterren zien|
|I want to go to the beach||Ik wil naar het strand|
|The moon is full tonight||Het is volle maan vanavond|
|This is a beautiful garden||Dit is een mooie tuin|
Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.
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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!
|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 computer||Ik heb een rekenmachine nodig|
|I need to use the toilet||Ik moet een toilet gebruiken|
|I'm watching television||Ik kijk elevisie|
|This room is very big||Deze kamer is zeer groot|
|Holiday Wishes||Feestdag wensen|
|Happy birthday!||Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!|
|Happy new year!||Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!|
|Merry Christmas!||Gelukkig Kerstfeest!|
|Enjoy! (before eating)||Smakelijk|
|Bless you (when sneezing)||Gezondheid|
|Best wishes!||De beste wensen!|
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.